Category: portrait photography

blogs and pages about portrait photography

Photography: My First Mentor

How and why I got interested in photography, in particular black-and-white photography and self-portraiture You might already know that I’m a writer and photographer. While these days I do both writing and photography, writing came first. Then, I discovered photography. My interest in photography truly started when stumbling upon the work of award-winning, legally blind ...

Backbone

Backbone – On the ten-year anniversary of my solo photography show and related photography book, and on photographing the 2008 NYC Pride March in the rain Did you know…that my first solo photography show, Backbone, opened ten years ago today, on August 8, 2008, at 32 Jones Gallery in Jersey City? Yes it did. How ...

Inner Demons as Sources of Inspiration

Our Inner Demons as Sources of Inspiration In the wake of the recent conversations about depression and suicide, celebrity suicides in particular, I’d like to take a closer look at a source of inspiration not often mentioned in our daily conversations—our inner demons. They are a constant, real, presence in our lives for many of ...

International Workers’ Day

International Workers Day First of May is International Workers’ Day also known as May Day or “Labor Day” how those outside the U.S. call it. Today, I can’t help but think of those who’ve come before us, fought and sacrificed for future generations to have a better life. Come to think of it, I went ...

Happy International Women’s Day!

Happy International Women’s Day! Today some of us celebrate women–our mothers, grandmothers, aunties, cousins, sisters, our role models, teachers, and so on. This year in particular, let’s celebrate those advocating for women’s rights, for human rights. Here are a few of the inspiring women I’ve met along the way. Many of them have been my ...

Lighting Patterns and Artist Voice: Split Lighting

On choosing the best lighting pattern for your subject, as well as for your photographic voice   Do you have a favorite lighting pattern? Have you wonder why that particular lighting pattern is your favorite? Have you ever wondered how (or if) it helps define your photographic voice? Choosing one lighting pattern over another is ...

Photographing (Almost) Nudes

Thoughts on Photographing (Almost) Nudes and Bodyscapes 101 There are landscapes, cityscapes, seascapes and skyscapes, and then there are bodyscapes. There is boudoir, as well as dudeoir, and then there is nude photography. When it comes to art, nudes often make an intriguing and interesting subject, oftentimes complicated to paint in words, with light or ...

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