Jan 11, 2019
Portrait photography takes a lot of effort to master. Like most other genres of photography, a lot of technical expertise is required to make attractive portrait images. You need to be thorough with the basic concepts of photography. Portrait photography is actually quite a vast genre of photography. When we hear the term portrait photography, we may be limited to thinking about the studios and the lights within but in reality, there can be several types of portraits. While shooting portraits in...
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Jan 9, 2019
 Meet Brendon Fernandes. He is one of those cliché photographers who quit their jobs and moved to photography to follow their passion. He is an MBA graduate and for almost 5 years he was working in Reliance Communications as a Marketing Manager for Blackberry devices. It was a sweet job at first but corporate red tape and culture quickly turned that sweetness into something sour and unpalatable. Photography was just a hobby for him at that time and in 2012 he finally had enough and quit his job ...
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Jan 4, 2019
Portrait photography is a game of light and poses. We can use this to depict several emotions of the same subject with the help of different types of lighting effects. We have normally come across something called the 3 point lighting setup. The first one is the key light source, the second one is the fill light and the third can be used as a rim light or hair light. Although this may seem complex at first, regular practice can render this quite simple. What if we try to simplify this further by...
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Dec 28, 2018
You may be a beginner in photography, an amateur or even a professional. You might be shooting wildlife or landscapes for a living. Even then you need to have the basic knowledge of portrait photography. Whenever people will get to know that you are a photographer, they will request you for portraits. “I am a wildlife photographer and hence I cannot shoot portraits” – this is a very lame excuse and is nowhere close to professional behaviour. You may not be interested in making that a profession,...
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Dec 26, 2018
We have been trying to replicate the natural lighting condition using artificial light sources for years. We have made significant progress too. But no matter how far we actually go, natural lighting will never be replaced. Natural lighting is a boon if you are shooting portraits. Portraits shot in natural light have a completely different look and feel from the ones shot using artificial light sources. Using natural lighting requires certain skills as well as a strong grasp of the concepts of p...
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Dec 21, 2018
Portrait photography involves emotions. The variety of human emotions is enormous and hence there are several types of portraitures. A portrait may not be describing the entire life of a person but it can depict the current condition of the person. The visible emotions in your portraiture will determine the beauty of your shot. A portrait may be a story telling one, an emotional one or even a fashionista! There are certain guidelines to shooting portraits. They are obviously not rules that are m...
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Dec 7, 2018
If you are a photographer, you will get requests for portrait photography and it doesn’t even matter which genre of photography you are interested in! So basically, you may be bitten by the landscape bug but you still need to learn how to shoot portraits. Friends and family look out for photographers who can take great portraits of theirs and you, as a photographer will be no exception. The challenge here is that most of them are not going to be models. They will not be having any idea about pos...
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Nov 14, 2018
Time lapse photography is addictive. It is one of the most attention grabbing genres of photography. Once you have mastered time lapses, you can build an entire portfolio out of it. This will not only help you in photography but videography too. Most travel video-loggers are using time lapses these days. Although time lapses require intensive efforts and a lot of time, the results are quite gorgeous and in the lame man’s language, catchy! Time lapse photography requires a proper kit most of the ...
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Sep 26, 2018
Whenever we talk of photography, the discussion about exposure follows. Exposing an image properly is perhaps the first step in photography. The exposure triangle parameters are the foundation pillars of photography. The three parameters are aperture, shutter speed and ISO. Whatever exposure changes you need to do in your camera will have to be done by adjusting these parameters only. Exposure triangle is nothing but a simple chart showing the stops of light of these three parameters on each sid...
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Sep 24, 2018
We have seen a lot of images with flares in them. Some of them look quite natural and beautiful while others seem to be ruined by them. It depends on how the photographer is using the lens flares. To be very honest, we don’t have much idea about how to use lens flares to enhance photographs. We are very skeptical about having these flares in our images. We find them always unwanted. So what is this lens flare actually? Lens flares happen when the light rays hit your lens at oblique angles and th...
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Sep 21, 2018
When we are starting out on our photography journeys, we tend to run after the perfect exposure. What is perfect exposure? It is hypothetical. Perfect exposure doesn’t exist. There are several ways to photograph the same scene. What may seem to be perfect exposure for me may not be the same for someone else. The perspective is what matters in this kind of a scenario.SOURCELet us analyze what a good exposure is…A photograph is exposed properly if it is neither too dark nor too bright. Having said...
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Sep 10, 2018
Camera gear fascinates all. The most common question received by all photography institutions is related to the camera gear required in a particular genre of photography. This leads to the question “What lens should I use for portrait photography?” There is no definite answer to this. This will depend on several factors which we are going to take a look at over the course of this blog. Portrait photography is perhaps one of the most common types of photography since no matter whichever genre you...
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