Hi, all! It's been a LONG time since I've gotten to post something, but I really am hoping to get back into the swing of things.
Anyway, not much for you all today, but hopefully a quick tip or two that helps you out.
First, black and white is power -- and, like all power, should be used effectively, decisively, and sparingly. That said, when you get the perfect photo or duo set -- you know, the one that you just can already see perfectly in a B&W edit, you know it.
We tend to associate color with boldness, but remember that a vintage style black and white can provide an extra punch in its own way, too. There's nothing more dignified, beautiful, and timeless than a good black and white portrait
Second, a tip for you all -- STOP LAUGHING WITH YOUR CUSTOMERS! By this, I mean when your client breaks out in a fit of laughter or reaction, that is time for you to be SHOOTING. There's nothing more pleasant than getting a natural reaction out of someone. Be witty, say something funny, and suddenly your smiling photos are not cheesy and they look perfect.
So if you take nothing else from this blog, let it be this:
Pose your client's serious expressions.
Do NOT pose their smiles.