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Studio Photo Techniques

A photo studio offers endless possibilities for your professional photography. Here are some tips for going beyond basic portrait photography and setting up your studio to work for special lighting and camera shooting techniques.
Making & Breaking Photo Composition Rules

Making & Breaking Photo Composition Rules

Truly visionary artists in any medium sealed their place in art history by creating their own path once they got the rules down. Knowing how and when to break them to create your own visual style and propel your photographic art to a new level is what you’ll need to discover for yourself. First, let’s do a brief overview of the basics of composition.

iPhone Photography: 6 Uses Camera Phones Are Great For

iPhone Photography: 6 Uses Camera Phones Are Great For

Camera phones have eliminated the need to carry around a point-and-shoot camera. Why carry both when you can get a reasonable approximation of one with the other? Their portability makes them perfect for the digital age where computers rule our lives. Shooting at parties and uploading to Facebook and Instagram make life very convenient, sort of like having a photo album you can carry around everywhere with you with no bulk to speak of.

Shooting Digital Black and White Photography

Shooting Digital Black and White Photography

Take away color in a photograph and the world of the image needs to be conveyed by texture and form, shadows and light. If you are interested in black & white photography, there are two ways to go: do you shoot RAW and convert to B&W in post-production, or do you eliminate RAW shooting in-camera in favor of direct, Black & White JPG?

A Recipe for Working with “Cookies” (Cookaloris) in the Studio!

A Recipe for Working with “Cookies” (Cookaloris) in the Studio!

The unique effects produced by using a cookaloris (cookie for short) can add interest and depth to photographic images.  A cookaloris breaks up the light, usually coming from a manmade source, projecting a pattern onto a backdrop or subject and giving a more organic look to studio lighting.

Background Lighting Techniques

Background Lighting Techniques

Having skills in a variety of lighting techniques for your photo backdrop can give you some wonderful options for creating beautiful imagery for either products or portraits. By brushing up on your exposure and composition know-how along with practicing prior to your actual shoot date you’ll quickly be able to build a portfolio showing off your creative depth.

Working with Pets in Studio

Working with Pets in Studio

Allow me to introduce you to our subject of the day. Meet Nigel. He is a 16-week-old fawn Great Dane puppy and has spent quite a bit of time in front of my lens lately.

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