Entries from 'portraiture'

Pro Tips: How to create a simple low key dramatic portrait

  Looking to create a dramatic portrait using simple lighting? look no further… This week’, we’ll be exploring how to create just that using a simple lighting setup…. enjoy! 1. Light Setup This light setup is pretty straightforward. Background is a black seamless and the talent, Olivier, stands about 4-5 feet in front of it….

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Lens Review: A Headshot session with the Nikkor 135mm F/2DC lens

Recognized  as one the best Nikkor portrait lens, the Nikon AF DC-NIKKOR 135mm f/2 D (72mm filters, 818g, 1.1m close focus) is also one of the sharpest prime lenses available and has the advantage of a closer minimum focus distance than the Nikkor 70-200mm F/2.8 VRII. As a photographer shooting a lot of natural light portraits, the…

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Pro Tips: 5 killer tips to build a great portrait portfolio quickly and improve your portrait skills dramatically!

Before I started shooting portraits in June 2009, I had no real clue on how to go about building a portrait portfolio. Considering I wasn’t planning on waiting 3 to 5 years before having one that looked great (even though I think it can always be better), I decided needed a plan and now I’m sharing it now with you!

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Pro Tips: Creating a powerful portrait from start to finish – Photoshop Makeover

Creating a striking portrait is teamwork. It’s about mastering the lighting, having a talent who’s able to convey your vision and the ability to put the talent in the right mind state.Finally, using the right editing techniques is key to achieve the result that you want in the end. So are you ready for some learning?

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Pro Tips: 10 Portraits, 10 different lightings and 10 reasons to love them

One of the most important thing when you shoot portraits is knowing how to light you subject no matter what the conditions are.  Be it natural or studio , playing with light is one of the most amazing aspect of photography. So here are 10 headshots with 10 different types of lighting to illustrate what…

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Editorial Portraiture: Haylie the cheerleader

I met Haylie during Don Giannatti Lighting Essentials workshop in November 2009. She is a cheerleader for the Toronto Argonauts CFL football team and it was a great experience shooting with her.

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