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Expert Portrait Photography in Six Steps

Portrait photography is one of the most popular forms of the art. Many of the great works of art of all time feature people, and photography has naturally taken over as a creative medium for capturing images of people. An effective portrait photograph captures the character and personality of the subject, and is something to be treasured. Effective portrait photography is a blend of technical skill and the ability to communicate with people. The following tips will guide you to produce portrait photographs like an expert.

Author: Kaizen Marketing

Best Free Image Editing Software for Creative Photographers

Photoshop and Photoshop Elements are regarded by most photographers as the best image editing software tools available. Unfortunately, they can cost hundreds of dollars to buy, and it takes hours of study and training to get the best from them. There are many free alternatives to Photoshop, and it’s possible to edit and enhance your photographs without great investment in time or money. The following are some of the best free image editing software tools currently available.

Author: Kaizen Marketing

Create a Stunning High Key Portrait Photograph at Home

There’s no need to hire a studio or use a complicated lighting set up to produce a stunning portrait photograph. High key is the term used to describe bright pictures taken with a white background, and it’s easy to produce this effect at home with a few simple pieces of equipment. The high key effect is particularly suited to children and female subjects.

Author: Kaizen Marketing

Seven Common Myths About Photography and Photographers

There are many myths and misunderstandings about photography and photographers. Some people are put off the idea of taking up photography because of these myths, and others fail to reach their creative potential because they believe them. The following are some of the most common

Author: Kaizen Marketing

Choosing the Best Digital SLR (DSLR) Camera For Beginners

Anyone with an interest in photography will eventually decide to step up to a digital SLR (DSLR) camera. It’s possible to take great pictures with a compact camera or smartphone, but a digital SLR can take your photography to the next level. As well as giving you the ability to experiment with different lenses, a DSLR will give you more creative control and enable you to produce better quality pictures.

Author: Kaizen Marketing

Portrait Photography Masterclass - Using Natural Light

Many photographers believe that they need studio lights to take great indoor portraits. In reality, shooting with natural light can produce fantastic results. The simplicity of shooting with natural light gives a classic look to portraits. Some subjects can be intimidated by a studio environment, and keeping things simple often results in more effective portraits.

Author: Kaizen Marketing

7 Quick Tips for Creative Photographs of Children

Photographing children can be very rewarding, but it can also be a challenge to get them to follow instructions. Getting great pictures of children is as much about having the right approach and making it fun for them as it is about technical ability. Choosing the right location, setting the scene and getting them to smile and act naturally are some of the successful ingredients of creative photography of children.

Author: Kaizen Marketing

5 Projects to Develop Your Creative Photography Skills

Many photographers reach a point where they feel like they are stuck in a rut and are producing the same pictures over and over again. A great way to take your photography in new directions is to tackle some projects. Some photography projects can go on for a year or more, but others can be completed in an afternoon. The following five projects will help you to develop your creative photography skills.

Author: Kaizen Marketing

A Visual Analysis of Joseph Sudeks work 'Portrait of my Friend Funke'

Joseph Sudek was born in 1896 in Kolin, about twenty miles from Prague. He became known as the “Poet of Prague”. Sudek was best known for his landscape, still-life and architectural photographs, but also dabbled in portrait taking. In 1924, he took a photograph titled Portrait of my Friend Funke. The photograph itself is a gelatin silver print that is 30.2 by 24.1 centimeters in size. It belongs to the Sonja Bullaty and Angelo Lomano Collection.

Author: Janieee

Decorative Picture Frames

Whether it's the yearly school photo or a unique portrait by a local photographer, your child's photos are more than just a picture. They're memories on film, and you want to preserve those memories for many years to come. You can keep your child's photo in great shape by placing it in a decorative, high-quality picture frame. Below are some great ideas to help you choose the right picture frame and where to display it.

Author: Candice Pardue