Posts Tagged ‘portraiture’

‘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…

Get Lost in These Captivating Natural Light Portraits by Cristina Hoch

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Spain-based photographer Cristina Hoch has a knack for shooting portraiture. Also a Biology major at the University of Granada, Hoch has been taking photos since 2009, improving one photoshoot at a time. Some of her most poignant work is her portraiture, which are rich in environment and color, giving off a strong-willed vibe through the subjects.

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The Dark and Dreamy Portraiture of Sylwia Makris

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There are few enough times when the words haunting and portraiture truly go hand-in-hand, but the work of Polish-born, Germany-based fashion photographer Sylwia Makris fits this description perfectly.

Her dreamlike photographs take you into a strange, twisted world full of sculpted subjects under the most mysterious of lights and costumes. Read more…

BTS: How Photographer Sophie Gamand Captures Her Viral Photos of Wet Dogs

If you remember our coverage of the 2014 Sony World Photography Awards, you might recall a photograph of an adorable dog, soaked with water after a bath. It was captured by photographer Sophie Gamand and won in the Portraiture category. Today, we get a behind the scenes peek at what goes into the making of her viral puppy portraiture.
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Portrait Analysis Reveals That The Human Face Can Express At Least 21 Emotions

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How many human emotions can you capture on camera? According to a study by researchers at Ohio State University, the number is at least 21.
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David Goldblatt Shares Six Decades Worth of Experience In This Brilliant Video

What does six decades worth of photography experience look and sound like? David Goldblatt. Speaking both to an interviewer and an audience at the 2014 Design Indaba Conference throughout the six-minute video above, Goldblatt takes a look back at the career and some of the resulting images that have brought him so far, giving powerful insights that only time and experience can bestow upon a person. Read more…

Fantastic Workshop Helps You Master the Timeless 1940s Glamour Shot

We’re not in the habit of sharing full workshop videos during the week. The way we see it, most of you are at work right now (we sure are) and don’t have time to watch a one and a half hour workshop at your desk (we sure don’t). Problem is, this 1940s Glamour Portraits workshop by Robert Harrington can’t wait. Read more…

Very Informative Side-by-Side Comparison of Different Light Modifiers

A few weeks ago, we shared a video by photographer Karl Taylor that gave you a behind the scenes look at what a day-long fashion shoot in his studio was like. And even though a few of our readers poked fun at the video’s obvious product placement, a lot of people learned a thing or two and came back with followup questions regarding the light modifiers that Taylor was using throughout the day.

Fortunately for us, Taylor was listening, and has produced this very informative follow-up video in which he discusses the differences between his go-to modifiers, complete with side-by-side comparisons. Read more…

Canadian Olympic Team Pictures Criticized, Given ‘Gold Medal in Awkward Portraits’

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You’re photographing some of the most elite athletes in the world, shortly before they step onto the international stage to compete for glory and gold. So naturally you … make them look kind of funny? Read more…

Famed Mark Jacobs Fashion Photographer Juergen Teller Refuses Miley Cyrus Shoot

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Take that, girl! Celebrity mess Miley Cyrus is at the butt end of an insider fashion industry snub after noted fashion photographer Juergen Teller refused to work with her on a campaign for longtime client Marc Jacobs. Read more…