Painterly Portraits: Barbara MacFerrin’s New Take on the Old Masters

May 2020 issue Profiles

Barbara MacFerrin fell in love with photography when her father gave her a Minolta X-370 on her 17th birthday. But it would take her more than 20 years to realize her dream of becoming a professional photographer. “Looking back, I never thought that I could make a living taking pictures,” says the Boulder, Colorado-based, fine art portrait photographer.            © Barbara MacFerrin Portrait photographer Barbara MacFerrinAfter earning a bachelor’s degree in information technology,... Continue Reading >

Sony World Photography Awards Announced

May 2020 issue News

One photo, one photographer, one nation. A whopping 190,000 images were submitted into the 2020 Sony World Photography Awards open competition, out of which judges selected a single winning image from each of 63 countries. These photos are a small sampling of those National Awards winners.Kiatthaworn Khorthawornwong, Thailand (top) Location: Lake Kawaguchiko, Japan Equipment: Sony a7S II, Sony FE 28mm F2 lens Photographer’s comments: “I waited and waited and waited until the sun shone... Continue Reading >

Photographer Helps Families Smile During Coronavirus Lockdown

4.9.2020 Business

Kira Derryberry is staying connected to clients while we’re all staying home© Kira Derryberry Kira Derryberry is spreading some sunshine while also staying in touch with clients.Feeling saturated by bleak news and negative social media during the global coronavirus pandemic, Kira Derryberry, M.Photog.Cr., CPP,  went in search of an antidote. She knew she wasn’t the only one looking for a bright spot in her home-bound days.Hoping to spread a little happiness, Derryberry launched the... Continue Reading >

Remote Portraits for the Pandemic Age

4.7.2020 Business

Social distancing hasn’t stopped Stephanie Saujon© Stephanie Saujon Stephanie Saujon has found an innovative way to connect with clients and earn a bit of income during the pandemic lockdown.How, in this challenging time of sheltering in place, can you continue photographing portraits? You get creative. That’s what Denver-based Stephanie Saujon did when she found herself unable to travel and sequestered indoors, like most of her La Photographie Boudoir clients.Originally from... Continue Reading >

Tara Rudy: Clients Respond to an Open Heart

April 2020 issue Profiles

Since she was a child, Tara Rudy dedicated her life to one goal: becoming a police officer. She studied criminal justice, worked in security, went to the police academy, and eventually earned her badge.Tara Rudy, courtesy Tara Rudy But somewhere along the line, another passion sparked within her. While working security at a local mall and preparing for the police academy, Rudy gained an interest in portrait photography after befriending an employee at the mall’s Glamour Shots... Continue Reading >

6 Posing Tips for Confidence-boosting Senior Sessions

April 2020 issue Profiles

Carla Lynn, CPP, sees her work as more than making senior portraits clients will love. It’s also for the purpose of confidence building. She describes her typical client as an introverted teen girl who hasn’t yet grown into her self-confidence.“My client is the shy, quiet, quirky girl who has a hard time with self-love,” says Lynn, who’s based in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, just outside of Nashville. “Even some of the most beautiful girls lack confidence.”© Carla LynnCoaxing... Continue Reading >

How Diaja carved a path to conceptual photography success

March 2020 issue Profiles

Unfailing confidenceCeres Henry was walking with a friend in Harlem one day three years ago when they passed by the recently opened X Gallery. Henry, artistically known as Diaja, was then a fledgling photographer and told her friend, “Let me just pop in and see.”“The curator [Lisa DuBois] was there, and I just walked up and said, How can I get my work into this gallery?” Diaja didn’t have her portfolio with her but showed DuBois some of her images on Instagram. “And she was... Continue Reading >

Photographer William Coupon’s facial obsession

March 2020 issue Profiles

This profile of world-famous portrait photog-rapher William Coupon could start with the bug story. Or maybe one of the better-known anecdotes involving some of the famous people he’s photographed over the past five decades. Like the time in 1985 when he asked Donald Trump to pose for a Manhattan, inc. magazine cover portrait holding a dove, symbolizing his desire to serve as a peace negotiator between the Israelis and the Palestinians. “He agreed—grudgingly,” says Coupon. “But then... Continue Reading >