What makes a good portrait? The lighting? The pose? It has to be the scenery. …no It is the eyes. You are reading this and saying “Duh.” But, it’s not that simple. Anyone can ask someone to look at the camera and you will end up with a photo of someone ‘looking at the camera.’ […]Read more "Psychology of shooting portraits"
Here is a simple breakdown of how to light this scene using 2 lights. I was asked to photograph a Master of a Grand Lodge in Massachusetts. When I got to the location, there was a lot going on. The room is filled with a lot of historical architecture and symbols. I know this room […]Read more "Anatomy of a shot: An evening with a Master"
Profoto! It took me awhile to finally accept the fact that I needed better strobes. Like many photographers, we grow in sort of a predictable fashion. We buy more and more cameras and tend to forget that the essence of photography is LIGHT! Yet, we buy cheap speed lights and wonder how someone […]Read more "Using the Profoto AcuteB2 system on location."