How to Plan a Successful Sunset Portrait Session

In this article you will get some solid tips for planning and executing a sunset portrait session. Learn how to take the images that you and your subjects will love.

Plan ahead for a successful sunset portrait

Many photographers feel overwhelmed when they start photographing portraits, professionally or for fun.

Where should I shoot? How should I pose people? What lens should I use? What settings should I be using? When should I move them to/from a great spot? What should I say to get great emotion?

Portrait photography: a definitive journey through the customer experience

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This article (and the journey, listed below) is a long one, so I’m going to keep the intro here very short. Let’s get right into an example journey (customer experience) that you can guide your clients through as a portrait photographer.

When the client is visiting your website

  • Have an outstanding portfolio. Make sure to keep some images “up your sleeve” though.
  • Make sure your images are large and look great (they’re sharp, not pixellated, etc.).
  • Make sure your website looks great on a mobile device.
  • Ensure your website delivers a simple, streamlined experience on the web.

Top Tips for Shooting Your First Family Photography Session

Family photography can be incredibly rewarding, although is not without its potential pitfalls. Some children love having their photos taken and will perform for the camera. Others would rather be anywhere else than standing in a posed group shot with mum and dad.

As with many situations, preparation is key to remaining calm and unruffled—even when a small child makes a nose print on your shiny new lens!

25 Tips for Taking Great Photos of Children

By Randy Klein

Anyone who has ever tried to take pictures of children knows how challenging it can be. They don’t have attention spans, they don’t listen, and they switch from happy to grumpy within seconds for seemingly no reason at all.

As a professional family portrait photographer, I’ve picked up a few tricks over the years to get good photos with uncooperative kids. Below are all my ‘secrets’ for working with kids, and creating a successful photo shoot with children and families.

8 Tips For Better Fall Portrait Photos

Nature is offering up some perfect backdrops, here's how to take advantage of them

To me, taking portraits during the fall feels like cheating. If you live in an area where the leaves provide amazing colors, it seems like it's tough to take a bad picture. But, that doesn't mean it's OK to get lazy and complacent. here are a few tips to make sure you're getting the most out of those awesome fall portrait photos.

Why The Camera Matters, But Not in The Way You’re Thinking

by Jacob James

For as long as I’ve been photographing, I’ve always had a soft spot for gear and the technical side of photography. In the beginning, I was obsessed with getting the best camera I could afford, which, ironically, was a refurbished entry-level Nikon DSLR—not exactly the pinnacle of camera technology at the time.

How To Use A Styled Photo Shoot To Build Your Portfolio And Attract Wedding Clients

Why Do A Styled Shoot?

When you are doing work for a paying client you don’t usually have the opportunity to slow down and experiment. A wedding day is very fast-paced, you don’t typically have time to really try something completely out of your normal style. Doing a styled shoot will allow you the time to try new techniques, poses, etc, and hone your skills.