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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Scenario: The light metering of your analogue camera is defective, but the camera itself still works well. What should you do to ensure you still get the results you want? There is a savior of a guide for such a predicament: the “sunny sixteen.” This guide states: when shooting in an outdoor setting, with the […]
Taking photos of sunrises and sunsets can be especially rewarding. At these times of day when the sun is lower in the sky, sunlight travels through more atmosphere to reach the earth. Photographing sunbeams/rays of light requires specific camera settings and an eye for careful evaluation of the quality of light.Here are some tips and […]
A short while ago, I’ve made a post explaining the meaning in different Sigma lens codes. Now, in this post, I’ll explain the meaning codes for Tamron and Tokina lenses. They are as follows: Tamron Lenses Di – Digitally Integrated. Lenses with this code has a coating optimized for digital cameras. Di-II – This is […]
Focusing accurately is important in getting sharp photos. Photos with an offed focus is difficult or almost beyond repair.Back in the day, there was only manual focus. Manual focus are rather difficult for DSLR cameras because the viewfinder is smaller and less bright. Fortunately, there’s now auto focus in modern DSLR cameras.Even so, we must […]
People photography is always popular, as evidenced by the millions of faces, arms, legs and muscles gracing the pages of magazines, billboards and grandma’s brag book. In todays highly competitive modeling world one of the key factors that successful models must have is a clear understanding of how to pose for the camera. Every model […]
Canon 70D and Nikon D7100 are premium DSLRs and both serves well for both professional photographers and hobbyists alike. Some similarities between the two: -Generally, the buttons and dial on both cameras are quite elaborate. Speed of continuous shots are almost identical. Canon 70D is capable of shooting up to 7 photos per second, while […]
The 18 megapixel Canon EOS 600D (called the Digital Rebel T3i in North America) is a new DSLR camera that sits above last year’s 550D / T2i at the top of Canon’s entry-level EOS line-up. The 600D / T3i offers a 1,040,000-dot vari-angle LCD screen, a 63-zone metering sensor – identical to the one used […]