Tag Archive for portrait

“House Of Cards” Style Photo Tutorial

I had so much fun doing a self-portrait in the style of the “Gotham” promo photos that I decided to do another. This time, I’m using as a stylistic reference the extremely cool b&w portraits done for the Netflix hit…

“Gotham”-Style Photo Tutorial

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I’m a big fan of the new “Gotham” TV show. I also like the promo images that were done for each of the main characters. I couldn’t find any information online about who took the images,or how they were done,…

New Portraiture eBook

I am very excited to announce that my newest eBook, You Can Shoot Upscale Portraitureis now available on Amazon.com, for direct download to your Kindle-enabled device. The concept behind You Can Shoot Upscale Portraiture is to help photographers take their…

Subtractive Lighting In Urban Areas

My previous post on using subtractive light to take great natural light portraits got a very nice response, so I thought I’d follow up with another tip. If you’re shooting in a heavily built-up urban area, with lots of high-rise…

BTS – MMA Fighter Portraits

It’s always fun to photograph athletes, and martial artists are great subjects. Not only are they usually very interesting looking, they tend to be very serious about their sport, but not too serious about themselves. This makes for an enjoyable…

Steal The Shot: GQ & Esquire Covers

If you happened to peruse the magazine rack at your local bookstore this month, you may have done a double-take … GQ’s cover photo featuring Robert Downey, Jr., and Esquire’s photo of Robert Redford are virtually identical. Although these photos…