Some of the articles and sections contained on this page are about commercial photography, wedding photography, professional modeling, model posing, marketing for the professional photographer, portrait photography, portrait lighting, professional photography portfolios, photography business related issues, and even how to become a professional photographer. There are also how-to case studies of some very interesting commercial studio shoots, location shoots, and food photographs, where the professional photographer explains exactly how the photo was taken.
Professional Photography 101 - Want to become a Professional Photographer?
What's it like to be a professional Photographer? What are the steps I would need to take to become a professional? What photographic equipment do I need to become a photographer? What makes one photographer better than another? What should a professional photography portfolio consist of? Questions like these, and many more are answered on this site. Enjoy your time here, bookmark us, and visit often to see what new information has added.
Included on this site are professional commercial photographs with explanations on how those photographs were taken, including lighting diagrams and equipment lists. Also, there are essays written by professional photographers explaining different aspects of the industry and various theories relating to the profession of commercial photography.
Professional Photography 101 Overview
Portrait Lighting 101
Everything you always wanted to know about portrait photography and portrait lighting, including a business portrait lighting set-up.
The Professional Photography Career Guide
This site is targeted to the high school student looking to explore photography as a possible career, or maybe the advanced amateur looking to make a career change.
Professional Photography Model Posing 101
Posing tips for models and photographers alike. Also, tips for becoming a professional model.
Professional Wedding Photography 101
Learn the tips tricks and techniques of becoming a wedding photographer.
Professional Photography Equipment 101
Professional photography equipment needed to become a professional photographer or to equip a professional photo studio.
Professional Photography Business 101
Learn various aspects of the photography business including marketing, photography promotion, and portfolio development.
Professional Photography Lighting Techniques 101
A site dedicated to understanding the techniques and princilpes of photography lighting and photography lights.
Professional Sports Photography 101
Tips Tricks, and, Techniques for the amateur sports photographer. (Still in the very early stages of development)
Photography School Information 101
A collection of articles and information related to photography schools and becoming a professional photographers.
The Best Photographers In The World (coming soon)
Professional Photography 101 demonstration pages showing a photograph and then explaining how the photograph was created.
Amateur and novice professional photographers often find it fascinating to see how professional commercial photographers create the kind of photographs that look as good as they do. This web site is dedicated to first showing you a photograph and then explaining in detail, how that photograph was created. Many of the explanations include lighting diagrams and other details such as a list of specific equipment used in creating the photograph. Camera, lenses, apertures, shutter speeds, client interaction, and tricks of the trade are all discussed.