On this short holiday break show, I talk about taking simple portraits of the people you love. My daughter needed a photo for an application and I was surprised to find I didn’t have a simple portrait of her. On the podcast, I talk about why these simple portraits get overlooked, why they are important and some places to find good light for your portraits.
I used three different kinds of light for these recent photos of my kids. The first I used a table top soft box light. The second, is window light. The third is a bounced flash. All three photos are in the room I talk about in the show. It’s the one room in our house that gets a decent amount of light.
This year, I discovered that the doorway of our windowless garage was a good place to take simple portraits.
I love to see photos you make. Share a simple portrait you love in the comments.
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Next week, photos in the snow.
January 10, a great conversation with Kirsten Lewis.