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Beauty in the Basics: Scott Robert Lim Teaches the Fundamentals


September 2020 issue Profiles

With over 70 international photography awards to his name, Scott Robert Lim, Cr.Photog., has clearly mastered his craft. But what motivates the accomplished wedding and portrait photographer at this point in his career is less about gathering more hardware and more about sowing altruism.“I have a drive to be a better photographer but not necessarily to win another award,” Lim says. “What turns me on and makes me happy, what pushes me—the why in what I do—is that I want others to... 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 >

3 corrective posing and lighting tips for portraits


November 2017 issue Tech

Making sure your client looks their best in your photos is paramount. High-volume portrait photographer Andrew Faulds, M.Photog.Cr., CPP, relies on these three corrective lighting and posing tricks to create portraits his subjects love:  © Andrew FauldsPose the client’s best side.Turn heavy-set subjects at an angle to the camera, which has a slimming effect. Shoot down from a slightly elevated angle, and have them lean in toward the camera so their hips are farther away and their... Continue Reading >

Chris Knight: Anatomy of an image


9.25.2017 Tech

© Chris KnightThe story behind "The Queen of the North" Photographer: Chris KnightDate: Sept. 21, 2016Location: Dream Shoot Studio, New York CityTitle: The Queen of the NorthCircumstances: Portrait of photographer Lindsay AdlerEquipment used: A Profoto Softlight reflector (beauty dish) with a diffuser was pointed at the face. An XL Profoto Deep White Umbrella with diffuser was positioned behind the camera to fill in the shadows and control the overall contrast. A Profoto Softbox... Continue Reading >

6 tips for safe newborn portrait sessions


October 2016 issue Business

Newborns aren’t props. They’re delicate beings who should be treated with extreme care during a portrait session. Photographer Dani Miller offers the following advice for conducting safe baby sessions:Don’t use electric heating pads. Ever. These can easily get too hot and burn an infant. Go easy on the hot air. Keep the studio warm, but don’t overdo it. If you use a space heater, aim it away from the baby to avoid overheating. Natural is best. Keep posing natural and simple.... Continue Reading >

3 Body language cues that can make or break a portrait


January 2016 issue News

These days the first impression we make isn't the handshake; it's the profile photo we've posted to our social media and professional websites. And unfortunately people tend to judge an online photo more harshly than an in-person first impression, according to photographer and body language trainer Danielle Libine, author of "A Photographer's Guide to Body Language." That's why it's so important that the portrait photographer pay close attention to the body language of a subject during a... Continue Reading >

Heart lights


October 2015 issue News

How to evoke the warm and fuzzyEvery family portrait photographer aims to capture the bright, genuine smiles and warm cuddles of a loving family. But eliciting natural, affectionate behavior during a staged photo session is easier said than done. “Ideally we would all possess the super-natural qualities of being an amazing person, a great and wonderful sensitive soul, and a communicator of the highest order—a person who can make anyone feel special,” says Toronto portrait and wedding... Continue Reading >
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