BTS: Josh Petersen Photography

Behind the scenes senior session with Josh Petersen Photography Josh Petersen's artistic portraiture displays high school seniors in a way that shows off their hobbies, interests, and personality. This video gives a behind-the-scenes look at how he does it. His high...

Best Photos in Professional Imaging

These are the best photos taken in professional imaging Professional Imaging is a class I've been taking the past few months. This class has included all types of photography ranging from portraits to landscapes to commercial to architecture, and we've covered it all...

The Best Food Photography Setups

Setup your food to prepare for great food photography You can improve your food photography with one key step, the setup! Any product you shoot looks better when it is stylized. Here are three examples of food setups to help you. For this food setup, we used a...

Light bulb Composite Tutorial

Learn how to change your photo dramatically by adding a light bulb Lightbulbs and babies usually don't go well together, right? You think of light bulbs and energy, lightbulbs and a house, even lightbulbs and breaking glass! But what happens when we add photoshop?...

Fire Composite Tutorial

Photoshop tutorial: how to composite fire into portraits Take your simple portrait and spice it up with some photoshop skills. I created this tutorial so you can see the exact steps I took to combine fire into a portrait. The most important part of a portrait is the...

Outdoorsy Couple Photoshoot

This outdoorsy couple stopped for us to have a mini photoshoot Imagine you are with your significant other. You are walking through the snow, and the trailhead is right in front of you. You see a group of young photographers starting to pack up their equipment, but...

Using Speed Lights in Portrait Photography

What difference can speed lights make in your portrait photography? It makes all the difference! There are two main problems when we do not use a speed light in portrait photography. Either the background is overexposed or the model is underexposed. Without a speed...

Outdoorsy Portraits in Broad Daylight

Take on the broad daylight with outdoorsy portraits Shooting in broad daylight can be nerve-racking! These outdoorsy portraits were all taken in the middle of the day at Grand Teton National Park. Most portraits are better off with a slightly overcast day, but you CAN...

Freezing Motion in Food Photography

Food photography in motion is more appealing These are two examples of freezing motion in food photography. The first was taken inside. We lit it with continuous studio lights. My favorite part of the photo is the small backsplash on the background. I set the camera...

Tips for Smoke Bomb Photography

Learn a few tips that will improve your smoke bomb photography Smoke bomb photography is a creative technique that many photographers are trying out. Here are a few tips to help you improve your smoke bomb photography. Tip 1: You will most likely get the best photos...