Photo Work Archives - Mike Glatzer Photography

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, Black and White Challenge

black and white rim lighting portrait of girl running fingers through hair atlanta studio

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

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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

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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

dramatic atlanta male studio 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

girl leans on graffiti rail at krog street tunnel atlanta

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)

studio portrait of atlanta captain marvel cosplay

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

Reasons to Shoot On Location | My Favorite Atlanta Portrait Locations

mom and daughter portrait shoot on location avalon georgia

One of the toughest tasks when photographing any brand is making sure you’re on the same page as your client. If you’re speaking different languages, then the images won’t be useful. Communication is key.

Brand, Photo Work, Portraits

March 19, 2019

Branding Portraits with Atlanta Freelancer

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I got super lucky when I bought my house in 2018 for many reasons. One of the best? My photographer friend Molly Weir lived right down the street! Cue endless photography, Harry Potter, Marvel nerd chats, and impromptu photo sessions!

Brand, Business, Photo Work, Portraits

March 12, 2019

Atlanta Brand Portraits with Molly

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How often do you find yourself distracted or looking at a mountain of activities with no idea where to start? Do you ever start working on a blog post or editing a design, then you get an email notification, and the next thing you know you’ve searched Google for an hour to answer that client, only to realize you missed your window to finish that original task – which was – wait, what was I working on again?

Business, Instruction, Photo Work, Thoughts

December 18, 2018

Get Things Done with a Set Schedule

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