Environmental Portraits

This week I wanted to post about a shooting style that I enjoy, Environmental Portraits. For many professional photographers, portraits are their bread and butter, or how they make most of their money. For myself, I don’t really care for shooting conventional portraits, I like to shoot what I like to shoot and as far as portraits go, I’d rather shoot Environmental instead of traditional portraits. An Environmental Portrait is where you photograph a person doing their job or a hobby that is interesting. This first image is of my girlfriend’s son C.J playing his guitar. It doesn’t matter what …

Challenge Yourself

When it comes to photography, it’s always a good idea to challenge yourself to do something new and different, just to keep yourself fresh as an artist. I personally, and many other photographers will agree, that one of the best ways to challenge yourself is to shoot with only one lens. I love to do these kinds of challenges myself. I went to a car show last Sunday called Wish Upon a Car, which was raising money for the Make a Wish Foundation of Georgia. This first image I shot is of a 2012 Chevrolet Camaro that the owner transformed …

Your Signature & Your Style

One of the things you have to understand about photography when you are starting out is that your style is unique. If I take a pen and sign my name it is my name in the style that I write. It doesn’t matter if I use a pen, pencil, crayon, it’s my signature and unless you are a world class forger you cannot duplicate it and even then a forensic signature expert will be able to tell that it’s not mine. The same is true for photography, my style and yours is unique and cannot be totally duplicated. The camera …