4 Steps Every Photographer Should Know To Balance Strobes and Sunlight


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In this video and article, Chanda AM is going to help me illustrate how to balance ambient light with strobes. I love shooting in this situation with ambient light and strobe light. I want to be able to combine the ambient light here in this beautiful area with strobes.

So the way I generally do this is:

First off, I set her up so that she has the sun coming from behind. I always like the sun from behind because it gives her a nice rim light on her hat and on her shoulders. But I’m going to keep her

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How to Choose Your Portrait Photo Background on Location


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When shooting portraits on location, choosing the right background is critical, and just like anything in photography, there is no one size that fits all.

Let’s break them down into different scenarios. I’ll use examples for each one. We go from easy-to-follow ones to trick ones that sometimes rely on some luck.

Choose brighter backgrounds for dark hair or dark outfit.

Choose darker backgrounds for brighter hair and light-colored outfits.

Choose clean and neutral backgrounds for someone who’s wearing outfits with vivid colors or with busy patterns.

Here are some tricky ones. When your subject has dark hair and wearing

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How to Choose Your Portrait Photo Background on Location


This post is by Kyle Cong from PetaPixel


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When shooting portraits on location, choosing the right background is critical, and just like anything in photography, there is no one size that fits all.

Let’s break them down into different scenarios. I’ll use examples for each one. We go from easy-to-follow ones to trick ones that sometimes rely on some luck.

Choose brighter backgrounds for dark hair or dark outfit.

Choose darker backgrounds for brighter hair and light-colored outfits.

Choose clean and neutral backgrounds for someone who’s wearing outfits with vivid colors or with busy patterns.

Here are some tricky ones. When your subject has dark hair and wearing

Continue reading “How to Choose Your Portrait Photo Background on Location”

How to Choose Your Portrait Photo Background on Location


This post is by Kyle Cong from PetaPixel


Click here to view on the original site: Original Post




When shooting portraits on location, choosing the right background is critical, and just like anything in photography, there is no one size that fits all.

Let’s break them down into different scenarios. I’ll use examples for each one. We go from easy-to-follow ones to trick ones that sometimes rely on some luck.

Choose brighter backgrounds for dark hair or dark outfit.

Choose darker backgrounds for brighter hair and light-colored outfits.

Choose clean and neutral backgrounds for someone who’s wearing outfits with vivid colors or with busy patterns.

Here are some tricky ones. When your subject has dark hair and wearing

Continue reading “How to Choose Your Portrait Photo Background on Location”

How to Choose Your Portrait Photo Background on Location


This post is by Kyle Cong from PetaPixel


Click here to view on the original site: Original Post




When shooting portraits on location, choosing the right background is critical, and just like anything in photography, there is no one size that fits all.

Let’s break them down into different scenarios. I’ll use examples for each one. We go from easy-to-follow ones to trick ones that sometimes rely on some luck.

Choose brighter backgrounds for dark hair or dark outfit.

Choose darker backgrounds for brighter hair and light-colored outfits.

Choose clean and neutral backgrounds for someone who’s wearing outfits with vivid colors or with busy patterns.

Here are some tricky ones. When your subject has dark hair and wearing

Continue reading “How to Choose Your Portrait Photo Background on Location”

An Easy Way to Turn Daylight Into Night With Flash


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An Easy Way to Turn Daylight Into Night With Flash

If you’ve ever wanted to create more dramatic portraits with minimal effort or even completely in-camera with no Photoshop, this video is for you. In this photoshoot, I set out to create a dramatic editorial image that looks like it was shot late at night. The catch: I’m actually going to be taking the photo at 4 pm.

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How to Shoot Classic Portraits in Incredibly Tight Spaces


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How to Shoot Classic Portraits in Incredibly Tight Spaces

Portrait photographers don’t always have the luxury of working in a nice large studio with loads of room to shuffle strobes and modifiers. If you’ve ever wondered how to get classic, timeless results when shooting in cramped, often improvised spaces, check out this short video.

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How to Shoot Classic Portraits in Incredibly Tight Spaces


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How to Shoot Classic Portraits in Incredibly Tight Spaces

Portrait photographers don’t always have the luxury of working in a nice large studio with loads of room to shuffle strobes and modifiers. If you’ve ever wondered how to get classic, timeless results when shooting in cramped, often improvised spaces, check out this short video.

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Learn How to Shoot a Portrait Photo With This Great Tutorial


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Learn How to Shoot a Portrait Photo With This Great Tutorial

Portrait photography is a challenging genre that takes the confluence of technical skills, creative ideas, and the ability to work with people to produce a successful image. If you are new to portrait photography and want to increase the quality of your work, be sure to check out this fantastic video tutorial that will show you how to improve your portraits no matter what light you are working with.

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How to Shoot Portraits With a Clean, White Background


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How to Shoot Portraits With a Clean, White Background

By far, one of the most common types of portraits you will be asked to shoot are those with a clean, white background. It is a simple, elegant, and versatile look that will never go out of style. If you struggle with artificial lighting, this excellent video tutorial will show you how you can easily shoot high-quality portraits with clean, white backgrounds.

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Turning Comic Book Fantasies Into Photographs: Fstoppers Interviews Cosplay Photographer Jay Tablante


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Turning Comic Book Fantasies Into Photographs: Fstoppers Interviews Cosplay Photographer Jay Tablante

Have you ever dreamed of using photography to recreate your favorite superhero scenes?

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How to Swap Faces and Expressions in Photoshop


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How to Swap Faces and Expressions in Photoshop

Changing a subject’s face or expression from one image to the next isn’t as difficult as beginners think it will be. Here’s a quick tutorial on exactly how you do it.

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Adapting to the Times by Taking a Live Event and Turning It Virtual: Portrait Masters 2020


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Adapting to the Times by Taking a Live Event and Turning It Virtual: Portrait Masters 2020

It’s no secret that 2020 has thrown the world a few curveballs. But while the majority of events are either canceling or postponing, Sue Bryce and her team have hit the ground running in order to keep the Portrait Masters Conference alive and well.

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Shooting Wide Open Isn’t Always the Best Choice


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Shooting Wide Open Isn't Always the Best Choice

I will be the first to admit that shooting at super-wide apertures like f/1.4 is a lot of fun. But like many things in life, just because you can do it does not mean you always should. This great video discusses why there is more to life than wide open shots and why you should consider stopping down more often.

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This Photographer is on a Quest to Find and Photograph the True Definition of Beauty


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Photographer Sara Melotti‘s career started with a meteoric rise in the world of fashion photography. But 3 years into a job that took her to some of the most glamorous places on Earth, she realized that she was contributing to an industry that she simply didn’t believe in any more. That’s how her project Quest for Beauty was born.

Melotti’s photographic journey began in 2013, and within 6 months she had gone from hobbyist to full-time photographer. Dubbed a “little prodigy,” she was soon traveling between New York, London, LA, and Milan to photograph beautiful people in beautiful places

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This Photographer is on a Quest to Find and Photograph the True Definition of Beauty


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Photographer Sara Melotti‘s career started with a meteoric rise in the world of fashion photography. But 3 years into a job that took her to some of the most glamorous places on Earth, she realized that she was contributing to an industry that she simply didn’t believe in any more. That’s how her project Quest for Beauty was born.

Melotti’s photographic journey began in 2013, and within 6 months she had gone from hobbyist to full-time photographer. Dubbed a “little prodigy,” she was soon traveling between New York, London, LA, and Milan to photograph beautiful people in beautiful places

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Here’s Why Natural Light Photographers Need to Learn How to Use Flash


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Here's Why Natural Light Photographers Need to Learn How to Use Flash

One of the most important things a photographer needs to learn to understand is lighting. Without it, it’s essentially not possible to do any kind of conventional photography. Learning how to use different kinds of light sources is also important. Although natural light can be great, being able to use flash effectively is extremely useful.

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Shooting at f/1.0 With the Fujifilm XF 50mm R WR


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Shooting at f/1.0 With the Fujifilm XF 50mm R WR

For prime lenses, most of us want the fastest we can get. Well, Fujifilm have launched a 50mm that has a widest aperture of f/1.0, and it has autofocus.

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1980s-style Portraits of Pets and Their Humans


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Los Angeles-based pet and family photographer Danielle Spires has been shooting humorous portraits of people and their pets in the style of 1980s-style studio portraits.

“I had been photographing my own cats in this 80’s Olan Mills style for years, and suddenly in 2018 I found out both of my cats had been diagnosed with cancer,” Spires tells PetaPixel. My beloved Noguchi passed away from lymphoma, and my cat Panton survived thyroid cancer.

“This tragedy left me enormously in debt and looking for a way to heal my heart. I began to offer pet portraits on my unique backdrops and

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Trying TikTok Photography ‘Hacks’ to See if They Actually Work


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Photographers Rachel and Daniel at Mango Street decided to try out a few “photo hacks” they found on TikTok. These sorts of quick “hacks” are notorious for being fake or exaggerated, and they wanted to see which ones actually work, and which ones are only “meh.”

The duo tried five popular “hacks” in all: three for portraits, and two for product photography. And perhaps the most surprising thing is that they all at least sort of worked. Some required tinkering, and not all of them produced stellar results, but there was a nugget of truth behind all of

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