Why I love portraiture

Why I love portraiture

Where do you find your inspiration? When it comes to art and the act of “creating” art, I believe there are two kinds of artists – the artists who truly find their own inspiration and voice from within and those who copy or emulate the styles and techniques of those who came before us. 

A portrait couture session – Lisa and lighting

A portrait couture session – Lisa and lighting

We’ve all heard the term “the eyes are the windows to the soul“… and in photography, this could not be more true.When it comes to lighting a person for a portrait, the most important thing in my opinion is lighting the face (and more specifically the eyes) well enough so that you can capture that “soul” of the person when you snap the shutter. I’ve talked before about how I  teach my Portrait Couture clients to connect with the camera. That connection emanates in great part from the eyes.