I recently read a study that suggests we each see about 15,000 images a day (photographic).
Think about how different that is compared to the pre-internet days that at least some of us remember.
I try and start every portrait session I do with a few questions about what they might be expecting, or looking for in terms of poses, settings, looks… I find it interesting that more often than not, no one can tell me what they want. That’s fine with me, I have developed great intuition over the years to make everyone look their best. As I think about it though, it makes me wonder if we don’t all take what we see for granted at the dizzying pace we now look at pictures.
Did you know that photographers have (at least they used to) benefitted from studying the great master painters. Keep in mind these painters had to themselves study and observe natural light, and how different lighting patterns flatter different subjects in different ways. Painters used to setup painting studios with north facing exposure/windows as the light from the north created much better light.
The biggest advantage we offer is our ability to create stunning indoor portraits where the studio lighting can be precisely placed to shape the light to create the best possible portrait. I find it really interesting that these classical painters envisioned shallow depth of field in their portraits. This image is an example of effective (shallow) depth of field and perfectly executed studio lighting which results in a “Wow” image.
I enjoy making every picture I take look the best it can be. From a studio session, to a wedding, to when I’m attending a sporting event. Don’t settle for just another average boring picture! Call Picture Place at 651-426-0232 to schedule a session and expect amazing. We love finding new ways to excite and satisfy our customers with classic, traditional, contemporary and downright fun portraits! Add our exclusive Velvet Touch Retouching and the results will blow you away!
We’re working on setting up some photo classes to help you learn how to take better pictures to help you record the memories and milestones of your life too!