Posts Tagged ‘portraitphotography’

7 Questions with Adam Panczuk About His Portraits of the ‘Karczeby’ in Poland

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Adam Panczuk (1978) lives in Warsaw. In his work he travels to wherever he finds an interesting subject. He studied photography at the Multimedia Communication Department of Academy of Fine Arts in Poznan.

With his projects Panczuk seems to be asking questions, both directly and metaphorically, about identity, consciousness and attitude towards the lives of the people he meets along his way. Adam is a member of Sputnik Photos. Read more…

How to Photograph People When You Travel

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People often tell me that they find it difficult to take good portrait photos when they travel. Approaching strangers and asking to photograph them, usually with a language barrier, can be a daunting prospect. And how do you take a portrait that is creative and meaningful rather than just a simple snapshot of the person? I have developed approaches and techniques over the years to help become confident as a travel portrait photographer. Read more…

Powerful Portraits Capture ‘The Last Generation’ of The African Custom of Scarification

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Abidjan-based photographer Joana Choumali recently captured and put together an incredibly powerful portrait series titled Hââbré, The Last Generation. The hard-hitting collection of images shows some of the final faces of scarification, the ancient practice of cutting the flesh to form permanent markings. Read more…

Alienation: Strange Upside-Down Closeups Transform the Human Face Into Something Else

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The more you look at South-Africa based photographer Anelia Loubser‘s Alienation series, the more captivated you become. A simple idea on the surface — close-up, upside-down black-and-white portraits of people’s eyes and foreheads — the final images encourage you to dive deeper into each wrinkle and other so-called “imperfection” than almost any standard portrait might. Read more…

‘Flash Paint’ Your Way to More Striking Portraits with This One-Light Setup

Author’s note: The below video contains no explicit nudity, but may still be considered NSFW by some — proceed with caution.


If you’re looking to spice up your portraiture a bit, Smoking Strobes has a neat little trick that you should try out if you don’t already have it in your repertoire. It’s done using speedlights, although probably not in the way you normally use them.

Rather than the speedlight being on-camera or triggered through a set of wireless triggers, this method of lighting a subject is done by ‘flash painting’ one pop of the flash at a time. Read more…

Boomerang Kids: Poignant Portraits of College Grads Living Back Home with Their Parents

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As someone who accumulated $25,000 in student debt in just the one semester I chose to attend medical school, the fate of photographer Damon Casarez‘s subjects in the series Boomerang Kids is one I’ve tried my damnedest to avoid. I’ve been fortunate, many of my friends have not.

A slumping job market and rising average student debt from undergrad, grad school and beyond means that more and more college graduates are moving back in with mom and dad, and it’s their stories Casarez told in this poignant series of portraits commissioned by NYT Magazine. Read more…

Polish Father Captures Touching Portraits of His Family Around Their Rural Home

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Polish husband and father-of-two Sebastian Łuczywo is a business advisor for his day job. But when he’s not at work, he’s capturing incredibly heartwarming portraits of his family and their animals.

With his rural home in Poland serving as a backdrop for these images, his photographs of his family — including his two four-legged children — seem to be a conglomeration of many styles, from surrealism to straight up candid. And it’s this unique blend of styles, along with the intimate touch, that takes his photographs to the next level. Read more…

Thorough Tutorial Teaches You How to Fix Common Hair and Skin Issues in Portraits

Michael Woloszynowicz of Vibrant Shot is back with another share-worthy and thorough tutorial, and this time he’s showing you how to fix some of the hair and skin issues that tend to crop up in portraiture. Read more…

Tamara Lackey Shares Her Tips for Taking Well-Lit & Properly Posed Romantic Photos

As one of the best-known and respected portrait photographers in the business, Tamara Lackey certainly knows her stuff when it comes to capturing life’s most intimate moments. In this video, part of her series in collaboration with Nikon, Lackey shows you how to shoot a quality romantic portrait session. Read more…

Pro Tip: How to Keep Ambient Light from Ruining Your Studio Portraits

If you’re new to the world of studio portraiture and you’ve noticed that the skin tones in your photos are often turning out wrong, it’s possible you’re getting color contamination from the ambient lights in your studio — be that a bank of windows or overhead lights.

Lindsay Adler and CreativeLive want to help you clear that up, and so they’ve published this short snippet of their Skin 101 course to explain how best to avoid this issue. Read more…