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 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 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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Every day is a new day. Really?Well I used to doubt that too…Yes used to.But since I met the photographer me….Everyday is really a new and wondrous day.-The Photo-Hippie I am clicking photos since quite a long time now and all these years I have come across a kind of confusion that exists between the photographer and the poser. For instance, you may suddenly realize that your subjects often fail to understand when to stop and stretch their lips for a smile.In such circumstances, a fake shutter s...
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My camera lenses are my eyes. My imagination is my canvas.-The Photo-Hippie The sales of pocket cameras especially that of point-and-shoots have dwindled due to expansion of good quality smartphone cameras like the iPhone. They still don’t beat the superior features of DSLRs like big light sensors, viewfinders and optical zoom but their compactness does make the camera phones easy-to-carry-and-shoot paraphernalia.Talking about mobile cameras, let’s see how you can transform your iPhone into prof...
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