This month’s article over on Digital Photography School are of a different tone. Instead of straight tutorials, I discuss some of the aesthetic concerns that we address as photographers.

5 Portrait Photography Rules You Should Probably Ignore

If there’s one thing photographers don’t need, it’s something else in a rulebook that tells them what they can and can’t do. Some people thrive within a set of strict limitations. I am not one of those people and I know most other people aren’t either. Here, I outline some common rules, as they are espoused by some, and discuss why I feel they should be ignored altogether.

The Importance of Shadows in Portrait Photography

 

This next article is all about shadows; deep, dark, exquisite shadows. It really is easy to fall into a trap where you eliminate any sign of a shadow in your photography. I’ve been guilty more than enough times in the past. However, shadows offer you a wonderful too for depth and mood in your images and this article discusses why I implore you take advantage of them when you can.

Until next time

That’s all for now. Stay tuned for next months topics which return to studio based tips and tutorials.