Over the years I’ve spent a lot of time taking my students on field trips around the city but nowhere do I feel most at home than at my friend Darren Conkerite’s coffee house, Back to the Grind.
He’s been very generous to me. Continue reading
Recently I met with a graduate with a Visual Arts degree in Painting and Museum studies from a local university.
She wanted to meet to discuss her photography.
A common mistake when selecting a photoshoot location is not accounting for 3 dimensions around your subjects.
If all you are photographing is one person for a headshot and not their full body, then you won’t need a lot of room.
But when you take on 3 or more people in a photo, then you will encounter all kinds of headaches. Continue reading
Lighting conveys mood.
Most of the portraiture you see on this blog is of the type described as low key.
Tones are dark and there’s lot of shadows and highlights suggesting 3- dimensionality.
So I thought I might write about the other type of lighting seen mostly in studio shoots, the type I don’t use as often.
High key portraits tend to have diffused or very little shadows. Continue reading