5 Portrait Lighting Patterns & How to Set Them Up

split lighting

When it comes to portrait photography, you can’t just stick a light in someone’s face and expect to get a flattering image. Faces are made up of complex shapes and angles that require specific kinds of lighting. It takes a great understanding of light and the correct equipment to make great portraits. One of the most basic elements of a good portrait is using directional… Continue Reading

Learn Lightroom (part 4) – Editing Workflow


I hope you’re as excited for this tutorial as I am. The editing process is my favorite part of the Lightroom workflow. Since all of the sorting and filtering is out of the way, we can focus entirely on fine tuning only the select images from the catalog.

Build a Studio Lighting Setup on a Budget

home photo studio

As your photography skills start to improve, you realize more and more how difficult it can be to rely on natural light for your shots. Indoor shots can be difficult due to a lack of “good” light. Outdoors, the weather is unpredictable and constantly changing. If you sit around and wait for the perfect lighting, you’re going to miss a lot of great shots. For… Continue Reading

5 Must Have Lenses for Canon DSLRs

70-200 f4

If you recently bought your first Canon DSLR, chances are you only have the kit lens that came with the camera. Even if you’ve been shooting for a while, you probably don’t have all the lenses you want. There are literally hundreds of lenses out there to choose from (even more if you consider third-party lenses). How do you decide which ones are worth the… Continue Reading

A Basic Understanding of Light


Photography is all about light and the manipulation of light. While you can create great photography without understanding the how and why of light, a better understanding can give you more confidence and control. What is Light? Light is a part of the electromagnetic spectrum, which includes radio waves, gamma rays, and ultraviolet light. It is completely weightless and made entirely of energy. As you… Continue Reading

23 Stunning Photography Portfolios for Inspiration

portfolio collage

Making this list was not a simple project. There are thousands of photography portfolios online and many of them are outstanding. Originally, I wanted to make a list of the 20 most inspirational portfolios, but I could only narrow it down to 23. Every portfolio on this list has both stunning design and beautiful images. I hope you enjoy them all! Mitch Dobrowner ELI Bagrad… Continue Reading