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85mm f/1.4 portraits in the studio

Studio portraits with an 85mm f/1.4 lens<p>Shooting portraits with fast lenses for that distinctive shallow depth-of-field look, works in the studio …

Olympus twists the knife with updated DSLR-killer

Although the original EM-1 was an impressive camera, there was still plenty of room for improvement from Olympus. The original OM-D was able to shoot …

Night Photography Camera Settings to Start With for Stars, Moon Milky Way

Once you’re comfortable creating communication between yourself, your camera, and the universe at night, it’s time to bring those technical and …

No Studio? No Problem: 5 Simple Lighting Setups for Portraits On-location

<i>Take a Time Out with Tanya, art director & graphic designer turned commercial photographer who really just wants a break from her three kids. Sign up</i> …

How I Shot These Etherial Portraits With A Lensbaby

So this is happening more and more… I’m talking with a client who wants me to shoot a creative portrait of them, and they say, “I like your blurry …

How to Capture Authentic Moments as a Portrait Photographer

In a refreshing video, photographer Sean Tucker sets aside the technical advice for a moment and dives into the real challenge facing portrait …

Photography

How to Get Great Portraits With Minimal Equipment

What does it really take to create a great portrait?<p>Do you need multiple lights, a dozen reflectors, several backgrounds, six soft boxes, three …

The Photographers Path to Poverty, Day Rates.

Photo by Rosh SillarsYou open the box and there it is; a new digital camera. You’ve wanted to be a professional photographer for a long time and now …

Creating Better Portraits With A Single Flash

Model: Asta Peredes<p>The idea of using one light to create better photos isn’t a new one. It’s one that famed photographer Zack Arias tends to preach, …

Directing Creative Portrait Shoots With Shy Subjects

<i>All images by Bodie Strain. Used with permission.</i><p>“I’m not so interested trying to capture some “true” inner self of a subject, and more excited by …

Lightroom Added a neat Hidden Brush

Adobe’s added a brush to Lightroom’s graduated and radial filters, giving us more control. We can now paint the filters’ effect in or out, allowing …

Portfolio Sites Inspiration

With the launch from our friends at May1Reboot, we've been seeing hundreds and hundreds of portfolios from the community which is a great thing. So …

The Importance of Simplicity in Photography

At the heart of photography is the idea that you are conveying a message to your viewers. Perhaps you want to show the beauty of a waterfall or the …

Flattening a Portrait Subject's Mid-Section

<i>Want more Useful Photography Tips? Click here.</i><p>When it comes to photographing a person from the direct side, there are loads of portrait subjects who …

Selfies: Taking pictures of myself to learn about lighting

I have had a number of people ask me if I would be putting tutorials up on my page, and that is definitely in the works for 2016, but I think there …

Photography

8 of the Best Micro Four Thirds Lenses

Setting Boundaries As A Pro Photographer

In a photographer's line of work, there are quite a few things that can go wrong. Not to be negative about the situation, but as with any other …

The Top 20 Portraits on 500px So Far This Year

At the end of every year we do a “Best of *inset year here*” series, in which we count down the top 10 most popular photos in every single category. …

Beginners Tip to Shooting Portraits with a 50mm Lens

Model: Natalie Margiotta<p>Even the cheapest and most affordable 50mm lens is capable of helping you to deliver excellent portraits. While the best and …

Photography

Shooting Better Portraits With a Single Hot Shoe Flash

While the guides to shooting portraits with a 50mm and a 35mm lens did very well, there is something that I think is a million times more important …

Landscape Photography

3 Body Language Hacks to Improve Your Portrait Photography

I’m going to ask you to put your camera down for now. I know it’s a lot to ask, but the secret I’ve discovered to better portrait photography has, in …

Olympus PEN-F Hands-On Field Test

Tutorial: Focus Stacking for Landscape Photography

<i>Max Foster lives in Minneapolis, MN and specializes in travel photography from around the world. He focuses on landscape and cityscape images, and</i> …

How to Make a Killer Multiple Exposure Portrait Using Photoshop

My name is Piotr Skoczylas, and I am a surreal portrait photographer. I picked up a camera 3 years ago, and since that moment I knew I wanted my …

How to Pose for Photos

A successful portrait shoot depends a lot on whether or not the subject is relaxed and up to the challenge of being the center of attention. As the …

Photography