Sometimes when you’re working with siblings, particularly with brothers and sisters close in age, it can be challenging to find great poses for them that will capture their personality and the close sibling bond, but still keep the photos natural and not look forced. You may also be faced with the sibling rivalry challenge, especially for younger brothers and sisters. The key is to be patient, but also come armed with a few “go-to” poses. We’ve compiled a list of strong poses and ideas to help you get a feel for their personality and their relationship with each other during your studio photo shoot.
A good background is one that highlights the subject and strengthens the portrait style without distracting or overpowering the image. This doesn’t mean a bold backdrop can’t stand out, as long as it’s aligned with the message and theme the photographer is aiming to portray. The most important thing to keep in mind is to keep the focus on the model by eliminating a backdrop that distracts from your subject. With thousands of photography backdrops in an array of materials, colors, patterns, textures and designs on the market today, it can be daunting to begin searching for the “perfect backdrop” for your next photo shoot. We recommend starting with your model: his/her physical traits (as well as personality) can help you narrow down your studio backdrop choices to a few that will complement and strengthen their intended look.
You thought photographing children was challenging? How about men! While children can at times be too relaxed around a camera, many men are are not relaxed enough. Certainly not all men are like this, but in general they seem to have a harder time loosening up in front of the camera. The good news is there are some photography tips and techniques that can help maximize your chances of getting great shots with men. Whether its portrait photography or informal shots, here are some tips for photographing men:
Hot temperatures have you camped out in your air conditioned studio all summer? Cooler weather and beautiful autumn leaves are on their way! Fall is the perfect time of year to schedule family portraits, holiday card sessions, senior pictures and most any other outdoor photo shoot. But even if your community isn’t know for its lush woodland forest or rustic country roads, you can still achieve a beautiful autumn portrait in the studio by replicating dreamy landscapes or just by incorporating fun patterned fall backdrops.
If you’re in a photography rut or you just want to stretch your creative muscles, photo projects can help you develop new abilities, step outside of your comfort zone and find new inspiration. Whether you’re looking for a one-day experiment or a challenge that will last all year, here are some of the best photo projects for improving your photography skills.
Have you been getting the itch to capture some creative full-body photos against a bright and bold background, but your floor just doesn’t work with what you’re going for? Perhaps you just want a creative pattern or setting that you probably won’t find in any normal home. With hundreds of printed backdrops available at Backdrop Express, you have the potential to offer an entire one-of-a-kind set up for your next photo shoot for any client – even the four-legged kind!
“Cake smash” birthday photos have become all the rage for babies and toddlers, especially at their 1st birthday parties. (Isn’t it fun to see the words “cake” and “smash” together?!) What is a cake smash photo shoot? It involves photographing a child indulging in cake however they wish; beyond that, no two cake smash shoots are exactly alike. The session can vary quite a bit depending upon the subjects, setting, backdrops and photography techniques. (Note: While the cake smash is used mainly for kids’ 1st birthday photos, it is also becoming popular for pet birthdays, newlyweds on their 1st wedding anniversary, and babies and toddlers of any age, any time of the year.)