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Portrait Lighting: Three Situations and their Solutions

Whether You Have Man Lights or One, the Right Illumination Really Makes a Portrait
written by: Steven H. Begleiter

“ Inspiration is for amateurs; the rest of us just show up and get to work. If you wait around for the clouds to part and a bolt of lightning to strike you in the brain, you are not going to make an awful lot of work.” – Chuck Close, painter, photographer, and printmaker As a professional portrait photographer for more than 25 years, I can attest that my career would have been short-lived if I would have waited for the right light or inspiration to create portraits. As a professional on assignments I have had to create on demand Read more »

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Promoting Your Work Online

Web Site Options for Photographers– Your Needs and What Might Meet Them
written by: Steven H. Begleiter

Most photographers know they should be promoting their work online, but sorting through the vast number of options to f ind the right one is daunting. The idea for writing an article on this came out of my own need to find a good, editable Web site (where you can change photos and content anytime and from any computer). For me that meant finding a Web site vendor that would allow me to showcase the retail side of my wedding and portrait business. I soon realized I needed to be more specif ic about my objectives and narrowed my list to Read more »