The Shadow Effect

Photographers know that they must use highlight and shadow to create a sense of dimension in their portraits, sculpt their subject’s features, and add palpable mood in their images. However, enterprising photographers know that these uses of shadow only scratch the surface when it comes to maximizing their portrait effects. They are willing to go to surprising lengths to create dramatic shadow patterns that add texture, a sense of my...

The Beckstead Wedding: Dynamic Composition Skills From One of the World’s Top-Ranked Photographers

Having taught countless photographers around the world, David Beckstead is one of the industries best, not only at taking amazing wedding images, but also in giving back and showing others how to unlock their creative side. A few years ago, his book Dynamic Wedding helped take my career from a beginning level to stand out in our local market. I literally buy every single teaching material David puts out because I know the return on m...