Attributes of a Top Model

Do you want to be a top model who is in demand? If so, what does it take to separate you from the rest of the crowd in a competitive industry? As a photographer, I believe these are some of the attributes of a top model that can bring you success: She is responsive to...

How to Backlight for Beautiful Images

Are you looking for a different way of shooting people when the sun may not be in the best position and shade is not available? If so, consider using the sun as a backlight for beautiful images. Why use the sun as a backlight? Here are a few reasons: 1. The problem of...

Capturing and Creating a Beautiful Sky in Your Images

I love a beautiful sky in an image to add color and drama. There is nothing quite like the deep blues and lavenders, angry storm clouds, or a setting sun to create the mood and setting to tell a story. The challenge we often run into is properly exposing the model or...

Three Best Camera Lenses to Have

I have quite a few lenses for my Canon EOS-5D Mark III. But because many of my shoots are on the road, space and weight are critical. This means I have to be selective in which lenses I bring with me. Over time, I have narrowed things down to what I think are three...

Retouching of Models: Why Photoshop is Often Needed

Recently there has been some public discussion about the unnecessary and damaging nature of the retouching of models in advertisements and other print media. The practice is depicted as creating an unrealistic ideal, a fantasy that is impossible to achieve, and...

Creating a Photoshop Composite for Fashion

I had the great opportunity to shoot two of the couture pieces from the Velvet Society Club Circus Collection designed by Megan Pippenger who is a senior at the O’More College of Design in Franklin, Tennessee.  I saw this dress during O’More’s annual...