“None of us is born with the right face. It’s a tough job being a portrait photographer.” – Imogen Cunningham
At the suggestion of one of this blog’s readers we added a section to the blog’s right-hand column called “Top Posts,” the idea being that new readers would see the most popular five or six posts that they could catch up with what’s going on in the blog. This tabulation is done automatically by WordPress, so I’m not doing the counting.
On Tuesday, I noticed a trend: Even though 30-40% of each week’s posts are about portrait, glamour or boudoir photography, 80% of the Top Posts on that day were about portraiture. Now it’s possible that this ranking is because most of these posts have photographs of pretty girls so maybe that’s part of it. But I prefer to think these posts are popular because the subject matter interests our readers.
Starting Friday and for the next week every post will be about portraits and lighting ranging from classic to glamour to boudoir. I’ll share the tips, tools and techniques used to create these images and to keep it interesting, I’ll try to not repeat any models that are used as examples, beginning today with my former muse Tia Stoneman made during our first session together. I do not currently have a muse. If you know of any models, aspiring models or women who would like to become a muse, please have them Contact me.
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