Blog - Mike Glatzer Photos

I use off-camera flash to highlight the edges of a subject and visually cut them out from the background via rim lighting.

Instruction, Photo Work, Portraits

March 31, 2020

Rim Lighting, B&W Challenge

moody rim lighting girl runs hand through hair

Going beyond the “About Me” section of my website. This is Story #2 about what inspires my photography. A tale of lights, persuasion, and teenage hormones.

Style, Thoughts

March 17, 2020

About Mike – Stories of Why (#2)

Capturing Stylized Editorial Portraits of an Automotive Painter using five-plus lights with gels. We capture mixing paint and spraying actual cars.

Editorial, Photo Work

February 11, 2020

Automotive Painter Editorial Portraits

mixing automotive paint

A quick recap of a hilarious and fun personal brand portrait session with Latesha Lynch Designs! We shot at White Wall Woodstock studio and got a bunch of great content, including some funny behind the scenes moments! I describe how I shape light in an all-white studio to vary the images and add variety. 

Photo Work, Portraits

January 16, 2020

Personal Brand Portraits & Latesha Lynch Designs

Personal Brand Portrait by Atlanta Photographer Mike Glatzer

Going deeper beyond the standard “About Me” section of my website. This is Story #1 of why I got into photography. A tale of sand, abuse (kidding) by a relative, large birds, and giant lenses.

Thoughts

November 14, 2019

About Mike – Story of Why (#1)

multi passionate photographer actor engineer

I take a standard headshot portrait of an actor and apply a painterly look that takes inspiration from Rembrandt’s paintings. I walk through the how and why of the set up as well.

Headshot, Photo Work, Portraits

October 11, 2019

Painterly Headshots with Todd

actor headshot

Name two styles that are crazy vibrant in color and exude personality in unexpected ways. I got to capture both Punk and Cosplay awesomeness in a recent creative portrait shoot with my friend Rachel. Throw in the vibrant Krog Street Market & Tunnel as a background and let the attitude shine.

Editorial, Photo Work, Portraits

August 7, 2019

Creative Punk & Cosplay Portraits with Rachel

editorial portrait hipster leaning against railing

Picking where to shoot your portrait session is tricky. Do you need to rent a studio or can you shoot on location? There are pros and cons to each, and depending on what you need, you should consider one over the other. So how do you decide?

Photo Work, Planning, Portraits, Thoughts

July 15, 2019

Portrait Location – Studio vs On Location (10 Ways to Decide)

cosplay portrait of captain marvel with sunglasses

Check out the various reasons why you should consider shooting your portraits on location vs using a studio.

Photo Work, Planning, Thoughts

June 4, 2019

Give Your Portraits Context (Shoot On Location)

mom and daughter laugh at cafe

Portrait sessions take a lot of effort to plan and organize. It’s heartbreaking when things go wrong that force you to reschedule or improvise. The best way to avoid this is to rent a studio for your session. I break down several advantages to using a studio for your portrait photos.

Planning, Portraits, Thoughts

May 13, 2019

Take Control of Your Portrait Session (Rent a Studio)

Creative lifestyle portrait in studio with flashes

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