Portraits can be very diverse, from traditional mugshots to low key black-and-whites, moody blurs, dramatic multi speedlights scenes, you name it. Camera settings can be varied too, so let’s take a closer look at a traditional portrait, one that could serve as your social media image or could be found in a graduates book and see which settings work best.Basic settings:First, we will focus on model’s eyes. We’ll always want some softness to emphasize the eyes even more, so let’s set Aperture... continue reading
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Pets aren’t just wonderful companions, they’re also irresistible photography subjects. And while cats may be winning the internet with memes and aaaaaw! videos, dogs are clearly a serious runner up for popularity.That’s why this article is dedicated to taking and enjoying beautiful portraits of our canine sidekicks. Here are a few tricks already tested, along with some techniques observed in the works of professional animal photographers.1.Natural light is a mustThat’s right - always aim to... continue reading
Portraits, as we all know, come in a variety of forms, there are posed, formal, individual, environmental, etc.I need not dwell on the endless types here or their characteristics.Each one certainly has its merits and benefits depending on the goal of the photographer. Each also has its limitations.To me, there is something quite unique about candid portraits.Images of people going about their everyday lives tell us who people really are, their emotional state, their interest and passions,... continue reading
I don’t actually recall where I read, that “We all start by loving the toy, and we end up loving the art". That’s precisely how I got hooked to photography. Unlike studio portraits, outdoor portraits provide portrait photographers a variety of challenges and opportunities.As usual I have posted my blog about Outdoor Portraits Shooting Tips and Tricks at www.myblogs.pw website, since its not allowed to post full contents here I ask you all to read from the original post. Click Here... continue reading
Some things I know so far for photographing children andI thought to share since editorial children photos became somewhat popular in my portfolioOf course after taking the permission of their parents however most photos I took were at charity events so their parents or mom was with the children and were happy to take photos of them so it was ok to take photosFeel free, find the child in you, be free play with the kids have fun, get to know them and spend sometime with them before taking photos,... continue reading
When I saw the sunset when the cloud is very beautiful, knows it exists very short time, the rush of shooting, with a small flash fill light, thanks TD through these photographs, I hope there will be sales. continue reading
1. Have 1000 + images online2. At least 70 sales3. Take more portraits outside using existing light4. Visit and take photos of new places, preferably abroad5. Have more patience while either waiting or preparing for the perfect image6. Master the basic skills in illustratingHopefully an evaluation will be done at the end of the year with a pleasant outcome.Fire away photographers!My last sale continue reading
"Athens Faces'' is an ongoing photojournalistic project in an effort to construct a census of the city of Athens, Greece through random (and not only) people's street portraits...With this project I am presenting ordinary people of Athens and their stories, their everyday lives. Through their funny or heart touching, inspiring, educational or at times absurd tales, I aim to celebrate the beauty, the diversity and the charm of people, their uniqueness and their composite; as well as to boost a greater... continue reading
I have many shots in my personal portfolio that I have not been able to use here mainly because of people reluctant to sign model releases. Due to this I've started taking self portraits and I'm having a lot of fun with it :)Much easier to get a model release for yourself! continue reading
Here are a few tips to capturing candid portraits.I thought I would share and post this favorite picture of my granddaughter at the park.1)Go somewhere fun and interesting.You can't control candid photography, but you can control your setting and maximize your odds of success.The greens of the park background here make a nice background for the side of my GD that I wanted to capture.That was one reason for choosing this location for our play time that day.2) Be ready.I... continue reading
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