How To Use A Portable Reflector To Improve Your Senior Pictures

Hello all you DIY Senior Picture people!  We have put together a new video to help you take better senior pictures.  In this video we show you how to use a very inexpensive portable reflector to improve the light in your portraits.  This is one piece of equipment that will give you the most bang […]

Bokeh Dots!

We are getting material ready for another Kindle book we will be writing soon.  This book will be about DIY Senior Picture Projects!  We plan to have a series of projects to walk you through taking your own senior pictures.  This is will include all of the setup and layout involved in taking the picture, […]

How To Get The Blurry Background With A Point and Shoot Camera

Hello all!  We have been in the DIY Senior Picture’s lab for the last few days running some tests.  This test is for those of you that don’t have an interchangeable lens camera.  Since you don’t have one of these fancy camera’s you probably don’t have a really fast lens.  No problem! We are going to […]

Improve Your Senior Pictures By Learning to See Light

Thanks for joining us today!! Let’s take a look at what kind of light can make our senior portraits better. One of the most powerful tools you will use as a senior portrait photographer is your ability to see different light situations. Just being aware of these situations will give you the photography advantage over […]

We Are Releasing a New eBook!

We are releasing a new eBook in our Free Bonus Content section.  The eBook covers from A-Z on how to DIY your senior pictures.  Below is a preview of the sections of the book: Introduction Equipment Basics Seeing Light Photography Basics Preparation and Planning The Day of Shooting The Most Out of Post What’s Next? […]

How to Light a Natural Portrait

Are you looking to create a nice timeless portrait like we discussed before?  Great, let’s learn how to light this portrait out side.  You will only require one piece of equipment, a large portable reflector. If you have never worked with one of these reflectors, prepare to be amazed at the results!  If you shoot […]

Helpful Tips To Pose A Face

One useful tool to have in your DIY Senior bag of tricks is to know how to pose a face.  Unfortunately, this is not as easy as at it would seem and often times makes your senior feel a bit weird.  It seems that everyone has a little flaw that they don’t to show up […]

Create At Least One “Timeless” Senior Portrait

One of the benefits of DIY senior pictures is to experiment and do them your way.  If you have read anything on this website, you know that is our mantra!  Experiment and do things your way.   Although, in this post I think I will take another view.  I am taking the view of the future […]

Why are guy’s senior pictures different?

We are in the height of senior picture taking season right now.  I just had a session with a special kid myself.  Of course, I realize that taking guy’s senior pictures is really different, many people, especially DIY’ers may not.  I realize that most males, are just not into the senior picture scene like many […]

Studio Portrait With a Three Light Setup

Is the weather too bad to shoot outdoors? Ever wanted your own photography studio?  Well it is easier than you think.  You can setup your own home studio in a small space for well under $100. Check out this video that I created that documents my DIY studio build in my garage.  You can adapt […]