Welcome to Portraits Refined, an educational resource for both beginner and professional photographers. You’ll learn best practices and the latest tips.
Founder David Em is a published portrait photographer and created Portraits Refined to help portrait photographers grow in every area, including business and composition techniques.
“Photography is just like any other business. You need to develop your skills, grow your mindset and implement your knowledge.”David Em
About David Em
Founder and CEO
David Em is the founder and CEO of Em Expeditions, the parent company of Portraits Refined. David is an entrepreneur who has a background in finance, marketing, e-commerce, and digital media.
Why was Portraits Refined created?
David Em has been fascinated with photography since he was in his teens. As he began his photography journey, he loved to photograph people but didn’t understand the techniques.
As a result, he asked other photographers for help but very few were willing to share their “secrets”. Instead, David spent hours searching the web for answers and buying photography books.
After years of learning and experience, David became a published portrait photographer. Due to being asked by many aspiring photographers for advice, he developed the desire to help others grow.
Portraits Refined is a result of that. This resource is a great way to help photographers become better in their skills and develop their photography business.
Do I have to be a portrait photographer to get value?
No. Portraits Refined is a resource that can help photographers of all specialties. Since David specializes in portraits, that is the main focus of this site. The principles and techniques can help landscape photographers, sports photographers, and many others.
How much does it cost?
The articles on PortraitsRefined.com are free, and always will be. We offer paid eBooks and courses but the articles will remain free. We believe in providing substantial amounts of value that’ll actually help photographers grow and move forward.
Receiving messages about how we’ve impacted photographers and seeing real growth is the best compensation we can ask for.
Where to start
If you’re new to Portraits Refined, head over to the start here page.
If you have any questions or want to get in touch, email [email protected].
-David Em, Founder of Portraits Refined