Zendaya Turns Heads In ‘Wet’ Balmain Look At The Venice Film Festival

Zendaya Turns Heads In ‘Wet’ Balmain Look At The Venice Film Festival September 4, 2021, Source: Elisabetta A. Villa / Getty Zendaya can do no wrong with it comes to fashion. She’s known for owning every red carpet she steps onto with grace and class, easily becoming the best dressed at any (and every) event she […]

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Do You Need Professional Photos To Start Modeling?

When you are first starting out as a new model you will inevitably need to decide when it’s the right time to invest in professional modeling photos. Should you have professional photos before you meet with modeling agencies and scouts? Or, should you wait until after you meet with them? If you are meeting with agents and […]

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Understanding Tonal Contrast for Better Photos

Tonal contrast refers to the difference in brightness between different areas of an image. While important for all photography, tonal contrast is particularly important for black and white photography, since there is no color contrast to be had. Understanding the differences between high and low tonal contrast and the feelings different levels of contrast can […]

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Preparing Yourself For a Photo Session

When having your portrait taken, there are five areas where a little advanced preparation can make a huge difference. Neglect them, and an otherwise perfect photo could end up with distracting elements which take the focus away from where it should be. (*Ahem* Your beautiful eyes, of course.) The five areas are: Face, Hair, Hands, […]

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How To Use Flash Outdoors | Flash And Ambient Light Balancing For A Natural Effect

It’s a funny thing how there is a tendency for those who consider themselves to be ‘natural light photographers’ will often express a “fear” of using flash. What’s even funnier is that there is an equal and opposite reaction from the other side. Those well-versed in flash photography will often become so comfortable controlling all […]

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How to Use Off-Camera Flash for Outdoor Portraits

Digital Photo Mentor How to Use Off-Camera Flash for Outdoor Portraits  Darlene Hildebrandt A popular question I get asked a lot is how to use off-camera flash. There are a few things you want to know about when to use it and how. In this article, I’ll go through a few tips that relate to […]

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Indoor Photography Settings

CAMERA SETTINGS FOR INDOOR PHOTOGRAPHY Taking a high-quality picture is not an easy task and if you take these pictures indoors presents a challenge. Photographers with the knowledge of lighting and know how to control your setting can take professional quality photos. Three essential settings in the camera are  Aperture, Shutter speed, and ISO. Camera […]

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How to Shoot Beautiful Portraits in Harsh Sunlight

When it comes to lighting, wedding days are totally against us as wedding photographers, especially if you do a LOT of First Looks, like Jeff and I do. Because we’re shooting First Looks before the ceremony, we’re also shooting the wedding party and family portraits – ALL in the harsh afternoon sun. (Check out our perfect wedding day schedule […]

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