Fashion Portrait Photography

  • Photo Shoot TipsCalm in the middle of Chaos Cover

    Fashion Portraits with Movement

    Table of ContentsThe Creative Photography DilemmaCalm in the Middle of Chaos is all about movementDoes It Only Work With Fans?The Simple Trick To Keep Attention on My Subjects Face There are so many visual tools that photographers have available to influence the viewer’s experience with a photograph. Things like using…

  • Stories From My Photography CareerArtPop Street Gallery

    How My Photo Became a 48’ Wide Billboard

    I would like to take you behind the scenes of this bold blue beauty shot and show you how it wound up on a 48-foot wide by 14 foot tall ArtPop Street Gallery billboard. This photo resided on a billboard that is just off Rt. 309 in Allentown, Pennsylvania for…

  • Shoot BreakdownsA woman with vibrant and artistic makeup, creating fashion portraits that incorporate cellophane as a unique element - shoot breakdown

    Fashion Portraits With Cellophane

    I’m always on the lookout for things that I can drape around a model, or turn into an outfit, or place over a light source to change the color of the light, or even turn into a background. As a result, I make frequent trips to local fabric stores and…

  • Stories From My Photography Career

    Fashion Portraiture with Simple Lighting Presented at WPPI

    Since switching to Olympus cameras, I really have been having a ton of fun shooting without sacrificing features or image quality. The Olympus gear has met and exceeded every one of my expectations and even saved me time in post production. I have also been very fortunate – Olympus has…

  • DIY Photography TipsModel with blue gel water background

    3 DIY PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS to Create Depth in Studio Portraits

    3 DIY PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS Solid colored backgrounds are great when shooting people because they let you isolate your subject, and since they come in different colors they are very versatile – if you have enough money to buy every color. I already showed you in this YouTube video that gray…

  • Photo Shoot TipsHow To Save a Shoot When Your Idea Isn’t Working

    How To Save a Shoot When Your Idea Isn’t Working

    What do you do when you have a beautiful subject with amazing makeup in front of your camera and you want to produce a shot that is truly special and… it’s just not coming together? Maybe the lighting is boring, the camera angles are bland, and the sweat is starting…

  • Shoot BreakdownsA woman with stunning blue makeup and an elegant blue veil showcases a captivating fashion portrait - shoot breakdown

    Sci-Fi Inspired Four Light Fashion Portrait Tutorial

    What can we create with four strobes, some blue gels, a big fan, and a gorgeous model with incredible eyes? Two unique sci-fi fashion portraits. I’m going to show you how I did it and share with you why it’s important to emotionally LET GO of your work once you…

  • Shoot BreakdownsA woman with yellow hair and makeup showcasing an expertly crafted lighting setup - shoot breakdown

    Lighting Setup for the Sci-FI Geisha Girl Shoot

    Sci-fi Geisha Girl! That’s the name that my makeup artist gave to her latest creation. Let’s take a peek behind the scenes at my lighting setup and I will show you how we did this beauty shot. Let me start out by saying that this is one of those pictures…

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