Urban Portrait Photography…
Teenagers are usually unblemished by complexities of the world, so sometimes it makes them feel at home to shoot them in their style of setting that enables you to focus on them and brings out their youthful energy and flair. Try to avoid shooting with the flash. Just keep snapping pictures and they will quickly become comfortable and less self-aware.
A simple background, like a brick wall so you avoid distracting elements in the photo.
In addition, if the background is fairly neutral, this won’t seem like a formal photo shoot, and they are likely to be more comfortable.
I found it all JOY to capture this little beauty! She was such a delight to work with…no matter what any of the photographers asked her to do, it was all with a smile.
You are observing another photo shoot at Chic Photography Retreat…sigh…Have I told you I didn’t want to come home?☺
If you missed the other photo shoots…I will have them listed at the bottom of this post.
Tip of the Day for Bloggers/Photographers:
We will start with a quote…
“Not possible to achieve good results in photography without the three E’s!” ~ Richard Avedon
- Emotions…When I read this quote, I knew that this post today would fulfill this requirement.Our precious teenager above gave this photographer a big E in excitement!Munchow’s Blog a photographer from Norway, gives a wonderful writing on this subject in great detail which you will truly enjoy. Check it out.
It’s Friday my friends…we made it! I hope you have something exciting on the agenda for your life this weekend.
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BoHo Chics Portrait Photography
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I never heard that quote before but I plan to put it on the wall of my digital photo classroom in the new school year(today was the students’ last day)
And your portraits are Excellent!
Nice photos, Laurie. I remember Richard Avedon did a lot of fashion photography. Didn’t he take a picture of a model next to an elephant or some other gigantic animal (not a dinosaur, haha, a real animal)?
Nicely done, Laurie!! Can you direct me to one of your blogs that addresses the Chic Retreat? Or other recommendations for photography class / weekends? Thanks!
LB, here is my post where I talk about the Chic Retreat. Click on the link on website for investment. Right now, it is just a waiting list. Give them your email, and name if you are interested.
Lovely photos that reflect your skill as well as the character of the girl.
Beautiful images of this lovely girl. So much sage advice, appreciate your hints & tips!!
beautiful images and great photography tips! Thanks!
and thank you for stopping by my blog the other day. Have a wonderful week.
Great pictures! 🙂
What a doll…and the backdrop is perfection!
Great Shots. You took some lovely photos.
Excellent captured, Laurie… 🙂
Gorgeous photos. All the E’s are present. No wonder you didn’t want to come home.
Great job on capturing her natural beauty and gorgeous smile. Super wall.
awesome captures, love the one with the brick background… have a great weekend!
Thank you for teen shooting tips! They are lovely.
Great job capture that sweet, smiling model. I love the brick background!
Great job! I love shooting teens 🙂
Nicely done, Laurie! She is a natural model.
Blessings ~ Wendy
have a truly wonderful weekend my friend!
Beautiful portraits, love her gorgeous smile! Thank you so much for giving us lessons and tips on blogging and photography, Laurie!
Amy, I am so glad you are enjoying the tips…makes it just that much more worth while.
Haha I have a teen pic on my blog today too. He was no near as co-operative as your one!
looks like a great retreat
Great photographs. And thanks for the nice words and linking to my blog. 🙂
Munchow, so glad you could come by today and see your blog link here.
After reading this post, I clicked on this bloggess entry and you guys, although a half a world apart, nailed it on the same day. Thanks for helping me emote.
Adorable. Just want to hug her. Love the setting and love denim jackets…got two myself.
She is darling! Such a great smile. You do great work Laurie!
The brick wall is such a beautiful background for these photographs! The model was adorable with such a sweet smile.
Thank you…sure wish we had more backgrounds like this down here in the south…sigh.
I know what you mean. Our city scapes are boring.
BEAUTIFUL PHOTOS! Love the tips.
BE ENCOURAGED! BE BLESSED!
So pretty. Great tips and enjoy your weekend!
Lovely photos Laurie… She is a beautiful girl. thanks for the tips! 😀
These are wonderful! she is so pretty and has such a great smile. I have a teenage daughter – just getting her out to shoot is a deal. I’ll look for an exciting background. maybe then she will play with me. 🙂 Thank you!!!
Excellent photos Laurie! So clear!
Love the brick wall! It adds so much to the gorgeous shots!
Love the background choice Laurie, and the 3 E tip! Thank you!
Beautiful portraits – great choice of setting too!
These are wonderful, Laurie. She has such a great smile.
Wishing you a fantastic weekend!