On Location and Studio Portraits, with Monica Sigmon & Michael Taylor: The B&H Photography Podcast

09/01/2022Link0

A well-crafted portrait is a beautiful thing, and this week's podcast takes a deep dive into creating individual, group, and family portraits, on location and in the studio. Our guests are master portraitists Monica Sigmon and Michael Taylor, co-owners of Sigmon Taylor Photography, in Williamsburg, Virginia. Please join us for tips on everything from developing a signature style when working on location to the practicalities and pitfalls of establishing a dedicated portrait studio to turning clients' heads in today’s competitive marketplace.

After listening, if you're still hungry for more portrait photography insights, look no further than Sigmon Taylor's six-part series Portrait Studio Intensive, produced by the B&H Event Space, in February 2022.

Guests: Monica Sigmon and Michael Taylor

Photograph © Sigmon Taylor

Family portrait of Sarah Petty’s family in Springfield, IL. Taylor wanted to show off the uniqueness of all the individuals. This is NOT a composited image.
Family portrait of Sarah Petty’s family in Springfield, IL. Taylor…
Portrait of two brothers created in Sigmon Taylor’s Black Label style of studio portraits.
Portrait of two brothers created in Sigmon Taylor’s Black Label style…
A couple photographed in their home. Lighting was natural coming in from a doorway supplemented by a speed light bounced into the back left corner of the room.
A couple photographed in their home. Lighting was natural coming in…
Black Label family portrait
Black Label family portrait
From Michael Taylor’s Art24 portrait series on artists/ craftsman. All images made with 24mm Sony G Master prime lens.
From Michael Taylor’s Art24 portrait series on artists/ craftsman. All…
Individual portrait of a boy made in the Black Label style
Individual portrait of a boy made in the Black Label style
Studio portrait of a remarkable young artist from Norfolk, VA. Part of Taylor’s Art24 portrait project.
Studio portrait of a remarkable young artist from Norfolk, VA. Part of…
An architect photographed on location at the Williamsburg Inn
An architect photographed on location at the Williamsburg Inn
Woman photographed at home. Image was successful because of the Sony camera and a lighting technique called “splash light.”
Woman photographed at home. Image was successful because of the Sony…
Studio portrait of a remarkable young artist from Norfolk, VA. Part of Taylor’s Art24 portrait project.
Studio portrait of a remarkable young artist from Norfolk, VA. Part of…
A couple who flew in from Memphis to have their portrait made in the Black Label style.
A couple who flew in from Memphis to have their portrait made in the…
A wonderful family portrait, made at the old family farm, in Surry, VA
A wonderful family portrait, made at the old family farm, in Surry, VA
One of Sigmon Taylor’s favorite family portraits made in the Black Label style.
One of Sigmon Taylor’s favorite family portraits made in the Black…
One of Monica Sigmon’s favorite subjects. A simple in-studio portrait.
One of Monica Sigmon’s favorite subjects. A simple in-studio portrait.

Host: Allan Weitz
Senior Creative Producer: Jill Waterman
Senior Producer: Jason Tables
Executive Producer: Shawn C Steiner

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