Master photographer Howard Schatz shares his easy advice
Howard Schatz is one of the most prolific photographers I've ever met. He's published 19 books of photography, covering seemingly 19 different subjects. The constant, though, is the human form: he's an expert in photographing bodies. His latest book is a black & white study of the pregnant female form.
A backlight can add interest and depth to almost any scene
As warm weather arrives you’re likely to find yourself photographing outdoors more frequently. Whether you’re shooting at sunrise or sunset there's one trick you can always use to add interest, a little bit of pop, and the illusion of three-dimensionality to your photos. Position yourself so that you’re shooting toward the sun so that it creates a backlight.
Two great approaches to improve your big strobe connectivity
Monolights and pack-powered studio strobes are aspirational purchases for a lot of photographers. Unfortunately, though, while most resources spend a decent amount of time discussing the strobes themselves, rarely do you read about how, exactly, a photographer goes about firing those strobes.
Six key insights to help you create better people pictures
How do you make a great portrait? Books have been written and lives have been lived in the quest to answer this question, so rest assured that this simple blog post won’t answer every question you have about portrait success.