Posts from Category: "Photography Tips & Tricks"

How to Photograph Teenagers: a Kick-ass Guide

Whether it’s for a magazine beauty and fashion spread, senior pictures, or my daughters and their friends just dressing up and having fun, teenagers are up for absolutely anything, which makes them my favorite subjects to photograph.

Photo by Barbara Stitzer

Photo by Barbara Stitzer

Stand fully dressed under a freezing cold waterfall while hanging ten off a surfboard and holding a drooling English Bulldog? “Sure!” Go to a skate park and enlist 20 strangers on sticks to roll in a circle, and drag the shutter so that everything blurs out but the model? “Awesome!” Read more…

20 Reasons Why I Won’t Cover Fashion Week for Free (But I Would for Expenses)

London Fashion Week just wrapped up, and a lot of the people I follow on social media were there, taking over brands’ social media accounts, taking pictures, looking good. I spent most of the past four days sitting around at home with absolutely no plans to go anywhere, and I think if you’d touched me, my relief would have actually rubbed off on you. It was that strong.

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Photo by Lix Hewett

I had some leads for this weekend, mainly to work as a street-style photographer. I’m not much of a fashionista, and I didn’t want to throw myself to the wolves, so to speak. I spent a little while contacting people who were looking for photographers for their websites or publications. I don’t have much to show, so it was bound to be a bit of a crapshoot, but I did get some responses. Read more…

10 Useful Guides on How to Shoot Cars Like a Superstar

If diamonds are a woman’s best friends, than cars are certainly men’s. Cars are attractive in many ways: the interior and exterior style, the sounds they produce and the speed they’re able to achieve.

Photo by A-vent-dor

Photo by A-vent-dor

Car photography is not that easy a task as it may seem at first glance. Various techniques are used, based on whether the car is moving along the street or is standing right in front of your lens. Read more…

How to Alienate Photography Models in Five Easy Steps

Back in June, I decided to try my hand at modeling.

Photo by Mila Ritz

Photo by Mila Ritz

Now, this is not completely new — I’ve been modeling for myself (with my mom pressing the shutter button, as I don’t have a remote and have never mastered the self-timer) for about six years now, on and off since I got my first (and only) DSLR. I’ve modeled for my blog and my Lookbook.nu and Chictopia accounts. Since March of 2013, I’ve modeled accessories and jewelry and clothing for small, lovely, independent designers and sellers. As a product review, I’ve modeled a thing or two for bigger brands. Read more…

Event Photography: How To Take Electric Photos of Rock Bands

Do you remember the photographs that inspired you to want to take photography more seriously? If so, you must have a better memory than me. ;)

I don’t remember the specific photographs that made me want to keep me camera with me at all times. Maybe it was Henri-Cartier Bresson’s street photography, or maybe it was Andreas Gursky’s Rhine which sold for more than 4 million dollars. Read more…

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