Archive for the ‘Portrait Photography’ Category
Just last year, Oxford Dictionary dubbed the word “selfie” as the 2013 Word of the Year. A selfie, as many of you probably know, is a photograph taken of him/herself and usually taken using a smartphone camera of a webcam and then uploaded onto social media. Selfies are a fairly new trend, but did you know that selfies have existed far in the past, way before smarphones and digital cameras were invented? Read the rest of this entry » .
The following are points to consider when conducting a model/portrait photo shoots. In this post, I will be discussing the matter of composition, angle, backgrounds, and lightings; areas in which beginners usually make mistakes in.
Pay close attention to the composition when photographing a person. If the scene above the head of the object supports and establishes the mood of the photograph, then it’s fine; but if not, you should not leave too much space above the mode’s head. Also pay attention not to cut off any appendages that may make a photograph seem cramped (such as the elbow or the ear), and also avoid photographing with the legs of the model positioned facing directly at the camera. Read the rest of this entry »
Below is a behind-the-scenes video depicting the work process of a wedding photographer named Jaroslav Repta. He mounted a GoPro camera on his DSLR using a custom-made bracket. The result is a video where we’re able to see, in first person, the inner workings of what it takes to work as a wedding photographer. Through this video, you can learn how to capture those wedding moments in the point of view of a professional photographer. Read the rest of this entry » .
As a photographer, it is sometimes tricky to direct rookie models the way we want to behave and how they should convey their expressions in a certain photo shoot session. Whereas on the contrary, professional models need little directions from the photographer, a description of the theme is all they need to be able to model accordingly.
But based on experience, there are some guidelines we can follow to make any photo shoot a success, especially in regards to successfully directing a model. The guidelines to follow are as follow: Read the rest of this entry »
There come times when we are asked to photograph friends and passersby, and they may have a distinct “unflattering” features about them (this may be in the form of a flat nose, chubby cheeks, oversized ears, and so on). We may be doing them a favor and may even make their day if we shoot them in a flattering angle to accommodate these features.
In order to be accommodating, we could try a few photography tricks in dealing with these characteristics so as to ensure that these pictures keeps them looking top-notch and do them proud. The following techniques are easy-to-do tricks you can execute to lessen the “unflattering”-ness these characteristics may exude. Read the rest of this entry » .
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One of the advantages of a DSLR is that the user can interchange different lenses on the camera body to achieve a variety of photographic effects. DSLR cameras have a release mechanism to change lenses quickly and easily so you don’t miss that perfect photo. Here are some technique to change DSLR lenses. The advantage […]
Photography and social media are two inseparable elements that always go hand in hand. Most of photographers especially beginners will always post their works on Facebook, twitter, instagram and etc. to show them off to people. They expect to get good comments and some feedbacks as well as praises. But there are some of their […]
As a photographer, whether it be as an amateur or a professional, you’ve probably experienced difficulties and failures in your work. With preparation and experience, it may well be avoided. What are these worst case scenarios that photographers need to prepare for? The following are several examples of cases and how to avoid these worst […]
Laziness is the main enemy in performing maintenance of your photographic equipment, when in actuality this process isn’t so time-consuming and has many long-term benefits when done regularly. Maintenance of your gear is essential in order to maintain our investment as a photographer for a long time to come. Here are some tips for caring […]
Photography is essentially a visual art form. Converting visualizations of what may seem to be meaningless scenes into something interesting (making something out of nothing). Interesting photographs are sometimes a result of implementing unorthodox angles, unorthodox in the sense that these angles may not be how the human eye views the world and their surroundings. […]
Have you ever encountered a prosumer camera with an unusually long range of zoom? These prosumer cameras are equipped with more than 15x zoom or an equivalent of 24-400 mm in a 35 mm sensor. Wow, that’s an awesome digit, considering these cameras only cost around $400 – $500. Even though its shape resemble a […]
What is Back/Front Focus when referring to camera lenses? Back focusing and front focusing refer to the tendency of a lens – or sometimes the camera body – to focus slightly behind (back focus) or slightly in front of (front focus) the intended subject when using autofocus. In some cases, it can be eliminated by […]