STORIES OF THE WEEK
Pixean
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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Pixean
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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Pixean
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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Pixean
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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Pixean
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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Pixean
Dec 14, 2018
Colors and creativity go hand in hand in photography. Neon themed portrait shoot is a great example of this. You must have seen portraits with bright flashes of colors in the background or even in the foreground. Such portraits are called neon themed portraits. These look quite attractive and hence are often used in magazine cover shots, posters etc. In neon themed portraits you have the opportunity to be extremely creative with lights. The normal lighting setup rules of portrait photography are...
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Pixean
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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Pixean
Oct 12, 2018
Silhouettes are nothing but backlit images. The subjects are normally in shadow. The outline of the subject is visible in silhouettes. Capturing silhouettes is one of the oldest forms of photography. We have associated ourselves with such images from time immemorial. Each of us has a silhouette of our own. They might be taken intentionally or even by mistake! When we stand to pose for a portrait on a beach with the sun behind us, we get a dark image of our self. More often than not, it is an uni...
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Pixean
Sep 19, 2018
Portrait photography revolves around the living subject or subjects in your frame. The process of instilling life into the subjects must be carried out by the photographer. Photography is not bound by rules, but it is spoilt by mistakes. There are several mistakes one makes while doing portraitures. Let us take a look at some of those mistakes related to the composition, camera height, lighting and other factors and learn how to avoid them while we are in the field.SOURCE1)   Eyes are not in foc...
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Pixean
Jul 25, 2018
Fashion has a huge impact on our culture for long. It has been there for ages now. Fashion photography has become a huge industry in itself. There are several high quality fashion photographers around. Most of them are doing a fantastic job of keeping up with the latest trends and helping them spread to all parts of the world. For a beginner in fashion photography, breaking into the industry may seem to be a very daunting task. However with a lot of practice and by following the correct path, it...
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Pixean
Jul 23, 2018
Fashion photography has seen massive developments over the last century. The changes in trends have been enormous and frequent. Several fashion photographers have tried to carve out their own niche. Some of them have failed while others have written their names in history. Before we dive in to the works of around 10 famous fashion photographers, let us take a look at the different sub genres of fashion photography.SOURCEFashion photography can be categorized into 4 main categories:1) Editorial f...
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Pixean
Jul 16, 2018
Fashion photography has been there since ages. Fashions have come and gone with generations. The old fashions became unpopular and hence new trends came up only to pave way for newer trends. The beautiful thing about fashion is that the old trends do not fade away entirely. They do stay in the minds of the people. They are later used as a different sort of a fashion trend. Fashion photography is quite a lucrative field of photography. Many prefer it for the pay it involves while some prefer it f...
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