Category: self-portraits

Shadows in the Park. A Self-Portrait Pano.

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 ...

Black, White, and the Shades of Gray in Between

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 ...

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What I Would Tell My Younger Self

Note to self, at the beginning of the New Year A couple of years ago I was attending an event, one of the many, at Symposia bookstore, in Hoboken, New Jersey. By the way, thanks to its dedicated manager, Carmen Rusu, Symposia is the place to be while in Hoboken. A block away from the ...

Self-Portraits

Photographing One’s (Own) Self   Self-portraits can teach us a lot, especially for those of us, portrait and headshot photographers, and not only. Self-portraits help reveal who we are as creatives, and also as individuals. More often than not, photographers feel at home behind the camera. Place them in front of their own lens, and ...

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