Dreamy Great Gatsby Portraits

As a fan of both the book and the original Francis Ford Coppola written film, I wanted to create my own personal Great Gatsby cast of characters through my photography. In this tutorial, I am going to show you my process for creating Gatsby-esque portraits. I limited myself to a small indoor space to demonstrate that you can create a sun kissed, garden-like atmosphere even when you do not have access to that environment. It would also make for a fun photo booth set at a wedding…Read the rest on 500px.

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Chiaroscuro Portraits

This series began as a gift to an art instructor and a challenge to myself to create very painterly portraits of her daughters without relying too much on post processing. The gift was a success and I set out to create an entire collection of moody close-ups that give homage to tenebrism and chiaroscuro…Read the rest on 500px.

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Game of Thrones Portraits Season 3

The Game of Thrones character posters for Season 3 are simple yet powerful. As fans of the show, my friends and I wanted to recreate the images using ourselves as models. The results were a success and everyone had a lot of fun sitting for these portraits. If you haven’t seen the original posters check them out. Here’s how we created our spin-off…Read the rest on 500px.

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Transitioning from Point-and-Shoot to DSLR: Understanding Full Frame vs Crop Frame Sensors

Every digital camera, even your point-and-shoot, has a sensor inside of it. In the simplest of terms, all these sensors do is convert an optical image (light) into an electronic signal which can be read as digital information–an image you download and can see, edit, and share. Your point-and-shoots have tiny, little sensors inside of them and for the most part they do a good job of converting light into digital information you can use–a photograph…Read the rest on Shutterfly.

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