After the traumatic loss of her son in a terror attack in Barcelona last year, an Australian mother found solace in composite superhero artwork created by a total stranger. [ Read More ]
Shooting the bridesmaids is one of the more significant parts of any wedding shoot, apart from photographing the bride and the groom. In fact, you never know, a few of them may end up as your future clients too. Here is Vanessa Joy for Adorama giving her two cents on prepping up to shoot the bridesmaids. [ Read More ]
For this week’s post, I’ve produced a video to showcase Morocco, containing fifty-something images from last year’s Tour & Workshop that I ran. As I’m running over time-wise, as is often the case when I create the music too, I’ve put a small version of the video in the Podcast feed, but the full-sized 4K version is below for you to check out. As usual, the music is a bit rushed, but it should complement the video, so grab a cuppa, turn up your speakers, and sit back for a four-minute tour of Morocco!
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When you're taking portraits, you have a lot to think about: exposure, composition, subject expression, and more. As such, it's easy to overlook something. This great video is a quick reminder to avoid this common mistake. [ Read More ]
When we think of tribes, the first thing that comes to mind is, “What did those tribesmen and women believe in? What were their customs and beliefs?” That’s what I asked about the Konyak tribe that was nestled in Nagaland, India, in regard to the famous headhunters. Headhunting was the war-art of capturing the head of an enemy, which, was seen as a rite of passage for young boys to turn into men. Capturing the head of an enemy meant to capture the spirit that the enemy had, and was largely seen as a sign of unwavering courage and
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Ready to finally learn how to easily set up three-point lighting for your portraits? Watch this. [ Read More ]
As a photographer you are often presented with a wide range of both challenges and opportunities. Along with managing your lighting, your camera settings, and your location selections, the physical proportions of the individuals you work with will also play a part in how you set up specific poses and shots. [ Read More ]
There have been more than a few different comparisons of Canon's 5D Mark IV and Sony's a7 III, though many of them have focused primarily on landscapes and astrophotography. If you've ever wondered how these to low-light powerhouse cameras stand up to each other in a portrait scenario then this is one comparison you won't want to miss. [ Read More ]
In a small town in West Texas, one photographer has established a thriving business that rivals big city photography studios. “We’re in podunk Texas,” Kaleigh Horelica says with a spirited, self-deprecating laugh. Although Abilene isn’t an affluent market, it has been the perfect place for Kaleigh to grow a successful studio that earns over six figures in annual revenue. [ Read More ]
Photographer Juergen Teller is under fire for his recent images of pop singer Rihanna created for Vogue magazine. Teller has been accused of appropriating the work of Mickalene Thomas, a staple in black female art. [ Read More ]
On the lookout for some portrait tips and techniques? Well look no further, sit back and check out this well paced, information packed presentation on just that. [ Read More ]
Direct Frontal Sunlight on Model
Direct Sun with Collapsible Scrim
Backlighting the Model with SunlightSetting exposure value (EV) to +1 helps properly expose the model.
Backlight with a Collapsible Reflector
Backlight with an On-Camera Speedlight
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A series of candid film photos shot with then-21-year-old singer Amy Winehouse have been released by the photographer who took them in 2004. [ Read More ]
As with most processes in Photoshop, there’s more than one way to achieve a desired look. Black and white image conversions are no exception. Whether you add a black and white layer, utilize a plugin like Silver Efex Pro 2, or dare I even suggest resort to merely desaturating the image, the possibilities are abundant. [ Read More ]
If you're tired of scouring Google images and Pinterest for model posing ideas, read this article for three tips on how to do so. [ Read More ]
When it comes to portraits, two major factors determine how good a lens is for many photographers and they are focal length and aperture. Generally speaking, many photographers prefer to have a relatively long focal length with a wide aperture as this helps with both the framing of the shot and also the kind of background blur you can achieve. [ Read More ]
Having a perfect background is one of the most overrated factors in photography. Here are several tips for getting amazing shots when your session restricts you to shooting in a boring area. [ Read More ]