One of my fave, best selling portrait poses…

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Check it out…. Notice a common theme? It’s easy to spot. No one is looking at the camera. I always try and shoot a series of poses where everyone is either looking at each other, interacting, or looking at a key point of interest. In this case, baby sister. These poses are big sellers. Either […]

Call Oprah, maybe she gives a crap….

by Robin Spencer The Rogue Master “I’ve had it! Enough with the whining all ready. I talked to two photographers on the same day last week, I heard nothing but “Business is soooo bad”, “I’m starving, so and so is starving”, “can’t pay the rent”, “I’m thinking of closing up, so and so has closed […]

Posing and head tilts……the good, the bad and the ugly…

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When do you use feminine poses and masculine poses? Is this something you should even be concerned about? To a degree, yes. But there are some limits. For example, shooting a wedding, and you have very little time. Should you worry about each person in the family groupings? And tweak and adjust each head tilt? […]

The secret to creating family portraits that sell…

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It was exactly two years ago almost to the day that I photographed this family…. Yes, mid November. Lucky there wasn’t a foot of snow, which is very likely in these parts. Cold out, yes. But not too cold…. Babies and young kids. What was grandma thinking? I knew this portrait session may not work […]

How to successfully photograph the two-year old…

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How to successfully photograph the two-year old “A three-year-old child is a being who gets almost as much fun out of a fifty-six dollar set of swings as it does out of finding a small green worm.” ~Bill Vaughan~ From the desk of the The “Two Year Old” Zen Master… Again, last week, a client […]

Totally Off the Wall Family Portraits

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Who says family portraits need to be stale, predictable and boring? When I shoot a family session, something I truly love doing because of the energy, the emotional value for me and the clients and also, let’s not forget the profitability of these sessions. I try my best to create some sort of unique, off […]

Family Sessions at the Waterfalls

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Families are fun. Someone asked me several days ago what I love shooting the most…and families are high, very high on the list. It’s great when you can create amazing images, bring so much joy to your clients, stay super stoked about your work, and best of all, get paid. It’s important to stay on […]

The Art of Creating the Perfect Family Portrait

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Is there such a thing as perfection? In my opinion, perfection is completely dependent on the way it is defined by the most valuable and credible person I know…the client. Print show judges, friends, peers and others can offer only opinions, but when it comes to creating family portraits that sell, your client gets top […]

Do You Make These Mistakes When Posing Families?

Creating great looking family portraits is not as easy as it looks. There are many things you need to watch for, and in order to make your life a lot easier, I’ve created a list of the top five mistakes I see photographers make when posing family portraits. Mistake number one. Forgetting to make mom […]

Lens Perspective-Making The Right Choice

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In my world where I photograph so many babies, families, weddings and emotionally charged events, choosing the right lens for the right shot can make or break the outcome. I use three main lenses as my main arsenal, plus one macro lens for occasional close up work. They are the Nikon 18-35mm 3.5-4.5, the Nikon […]

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