You Can Use ANY Camera to Take a Portrait

It is true, you can use any camera to take a portrait.  In this video, we buy a thrift store camera for $3 and take a portrait.  Then we show you how we do some basic adjustments in Adobe Lightroom.  The important lesson here is to not let lack of fancy equipment get in the […]

Photography Exposure Explained

Hello all!  Today we are going to cover a basic photography lesson.  In this post we will discuss exposure! Exposure in general terms is the measurement of light in a photograph.  If a photo has too much light, or is too bright, we call that over exposed.  If a photo has too little light or too […]

Improve your portraits with a portable reflector

Hello all!  We have put together a new video to help you take better senior pictures.  In this video we show you how to use a very inexpensive portable reflector to improve the light in your portraits.  This is one piece of equipment that will give you the most bang for your buck when you […]

The Three Light DIY Studio

Is the weather too bad to shoot outdoors? Ever wanted your own photography studio? Well it is easier than you think. You can setup your own home studio in a small space for well under $100. Check out this video that I created that documents my DIY studio build in my garage. You can adapt […]

Improve Your Photography By Learning To See Light

One of the most powerful tools you will use as a portrait photographer is your ability to see different light situations.  Just being aware of these situations will give you the photography advantage over many other people. We talk about two very basic types of light when it comes to outdoor portrait photography.  Those light […]

Editing Your DIY Portrait in Adobe Lightroom Part 2

Welcome back! We are glad you are here. As we discussed in part 1, Adobe Lightroom is a very powerful easy to use professional photo editing software. If you are serious about your portrait photography, I highly recommend you make the investment in the software. At the time of this writing you can can the […]

Editing Your DIY Portrait in Adobe Lightroom Part 1

Adobe Lightroom is a powerful, professional photo editing tool that is easy to use.  If you are at all serious about your portraits, I suggest you use Lightroom to edit your photos.  Over the next few weeks we will be making some videos to show you how to edit your photos in Lightroom. To start […]

Free Seven Day DIY Portrait Email Course!

Are you just getting started taking portraits of your loved ones?  Do you need help?  We have created a free mini email course just for you! Sign up below for free. With our DIYPortrait email course, we will send you a new short lesson every day for seven days! In these daily lessons we cover […]

How To Drastically Improve Your Photos!

One way of drastically improving your portraits is to use a portable reflector.  You will be amazed at how well adding a little additional light will improve your photography.  What is really cool about these portable reflectors is that they are sooooo cheap! We made a short video for you below to show you how […]

How You Can Take A Better Portrait Of Your Child

Taking child portraits will be covered a lot on our website.  Photographing my children is the number one reason why I got into photography, now I just can’t stop! Many of us want better pictures of our children. We want something to look back on as they grow up.  I try to make it a […]