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Maria Piscopo Posted: Jan 01, 2006 0 comments

Judy Host (www.judyhost.com) only started her business 12 years ago but today you can find her working either in the home of a celebrity creating her award-winning portraits or in Africa documenting conditions in Rwanda and Uganda. By the time you read this, she may be in Ghana and Kenya or traveling to Cape Town, South Africa.

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Steve Bedell Posted: Nov 01, 2004 0 comments

You might think in the digital age that anyone out there hawking traditional portraiture would be a dinosaur, pleading for people to have their portraits done. After all, it's now possible to put people on the moon without them setting foot out of the studio. You would be wrong.

There are portrait photographers out there who command high fees who have clients...

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Steve Bedell Posted: Apr 01, 2002 0 comments

A few short years ago, many writers and photographers, myself included, were of the opinion that in a few short years film would be history, with the exception of a few "niche" areas of photography, like, say, infrared. Now that I've been...

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Barry Tanenbaum Posted: Mar 01, 1999 0 comments

A portrait is "a pictorial
representation," according to our dictionary. Right, but a bit
limited for our purposes; a snapshot is a pictorial representation,
but we ask a portrait to carry a bit morefreight.

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Gary Bernstein Posted: Apr 01, 2001 1 comments

I feel most at home in the
studio. Everything I need is right there. Right where it should be--and
right when I need it. If it's raining outside, and I want it sunny
in my studio, it's sunny. And if it's sunny outside and I
w...

Monte Zucker Posted: Apr 01, 2001 0 comments

Fall came late last year to Wisconsin. Either that, or my annual Whitewater class was earlier than it has ever been. Usually, we have autumn color. This time we had sunshine, rain, and a lot of fun (nothing new!). Through it all we learned...

Rick Sammon Posted: Nov 01, 2001 0 comments

Photo enthusiasts often ask me, "What's the most important accessory I need for professional-quality outdoor people pictures?" I reply, "A flash unit, of course." Then they ask me for my best tip for using a flash. My advice: Think flashy...

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Steve Bedell Posted: May 01, 2000 0 comments

Traditional Portraiture And Beyond

It doesn't matter if your interest lies in women, men, or children, I'm going to tell you right now that not having a "big" camera is no longer an excuse for not getting...

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Chuck Gloman Posted: Jul 01, 2010 2 comments

When the weather is nice outdoors, nothing beats an informal portrait. You do not want to shoot in the direct sunlight because your subject will be squinting. However, if you can find a shady spot under a tree, both you and your subject will be much happier.

So, how can you take the best portrait outdoors and still compete with the sun? The answer is usually right on top of your...

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Monte Zucker Posted: Sep 01, 1999 0 comments

What I wouldn't have given for something like this when I was new to the business. Here's a quickie shot list of portraits that you can take the next time you're photographing a wedding.

Of course, these are a lot...

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Monte Zucker Posted: Feb 01, 2000 0 comments

This is not always the case, but in many cases color does interfere with the reason for the photograph.

Photo 1 leads you directly to the bride and groom. Everything in the composition keeps bringing your eye back to the couple. The ceiling...

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Monte Zucker Posted: Jan 01, 1999 0 comments

Portraits can be created outdoors in just about any environment. The key is to learn how to make just about any lighting situation work for you. Sometimes, when you choose your background you might find yourself photographing your subject in direct...

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Monte Zucker Posted: Apr 01, 1999 0 comments

Teaching photography to Carnival Cruise Line photographers has given me an opportunity that few people have in their lifetime. I spend weeks at a time cruising on the world's greatest fleet of ships to some of the world's most incredibly...

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Monte Zucker Posted: May 01, 1999 0 comments

So, what does a professional photographer do with his afternoon off? Take pictures. I'd never have believed it, myself, but going to our local art show in downtown Sarasota with a 35mm camera in hand allowed me to see more, possibly, than many of the...

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Monte Zucker Posted: Aug 01, 1999 0 comments

I used a fixed-lens camera for many, many years--even after I'd become a professional photographer. Then, someone told me that I could never be a professional until I had a camera on which you could change lenses. I remember being glad that my...

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