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Tag Archives: portraits

How to make a high key portrait

Looking for a bit of style in your imagery? Why not experiment with high key imagery.

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Burma Myanmar rice field worker harvesting rice harvest Southeast Asia Burmese copyright Aloha Lavina

Week 13 Module: A Stranger’s Story

Character, beauty, story. These are some things photography can reveal in portraits. This week, try your hand at street photography with these tips.

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D is for depth of field copyright Aloha Lavina.

The ABCs of Portraits

Get started with portraits and learn a few new Scrabble words! Learn about a FREE surprise after the jump.

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fire concept portrait copyright Aloha Lavina.

5 Myths about Creativity a Photographer Should Bust

You don’t have to be a child prodigy to be creative. In fact, it can happen at any time in your life. Let’s bust some myths about what it means to be creative.

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Krystal Vee portrait by Aloha Lavina. All rights reserved.

8 Things that will Inspire Your Next Portrait Shoot

Where do you get inspiration for portraits? You might be surprised how you can get inspired from the actual photo shoot itself. Here’s eight ways how.

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tall dry grass copyright Aloha Lavina.

Using the Background Effectively in Your Portraits

The background can enhance a portrait. Whether for texture, depth or contrast, choosing the background can help you make a better portrait.

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15mm lens portrait copyright Aloha Lavina.

How Different Lenses can Help You See Creatively

Learn how your lenses ‘see,’ and improve how you make imagery. Different lenses can help you see creatively. Here’s five ways how.

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dramatic portrait copyright Aloha Lavina

Are You Paying Attention?

Artistry doesn’t come from outside you. It starts with tuning in to experience, and letting it teach you how to see.

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portrait with catchlights in eyes copyright Aloha Lavina

10 Things Tyra Banks can Teach You About Portrait Photography

Here’s how Tyra Banks can help you make stunning fabulous portraits.

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good light copyright Aloha Lavina

Light is the Thing

It’s the most important ingredient for a yummy photograph.

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