Tag: portrait

Portrait Lenses: Breaking the Rules

Photography tutorials drill certain rules into our heads. But rules are made to be broken, right? Here, we learn how to take the traditional rules of using certain lenses only for certain things, and throw them out the window: Mango Street shows us that you’re not constrained to only using 50mm or 85mm lenses for portraiture or wide […]

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Video: The story behind Albert Watson’s iconic Steve Jobs portrait

Albert Watson is one of the best, and best-known portraitists in the world, and in this video by Profoto he tells the story behind one of his most iconic shots: THE portrait of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs. It’s a photo that you have no doubt seen—be it on the Apple homepage the day Jobs passed, […]

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How to do Portrait Retouching With Luminar

Macphun’s Luminar is a versatile beast. While a lot is made of processing landscapes and cityscapes, you find it also happens to be a very capable portrait editor. Follow along with this walkthrough to see how I use Luminar to edit a portrait. Getting Started Open your photo in Luminar. As you’ll be using more […]

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Interesting Photo of the Day: Portrait in a Bathroom Studio

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder; that’s what they say. theverycuriousman shows his creativity by working under some rather unusual circumstances. In a makeshift bathroom studio, with his 24–70mm lens and an aperture of f/2.8, he uses an app controlled LED light wand as the only source of light. Photographers have been using light sticks […]

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Blind portrait shootout: Sony a9 vs Canon 1DX Mark II vs Nikon D5

Photographer Michael Andrew of YouTube channel Michael the Maven has put together a ‘Flagship Epic Shootout Review’ video comparing the Sony a9, Nikon D5 and Canon 1DX Mark II. The full video is genuinely worth your time, but if you don’t have 44 minutes to spend watching the full review, one section in particular is […]

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This crazy fire-and-water wedding portrait was shot in a single exposure

Photographer Markus Hofstaetter doesn’t shy away from challenging projects. Inspired by a previous fire-background hot-rod photo shoot he did, Hofstaetter had the idea to try this same technique with a portrait. There would just be one key difference: this one would be a single exposure. A photo shoot like this is all about safety, and […]

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How to Handle Catch Lights and Eyeglasses Glare in Portrait Photography

I’ve previously discussed the importance of catch lights. Without them, your subject’s eyes look dull and lifeless. They help add interest to portraits and are a very effective way to add depth to the eye. photo by Victor Semionov Catch Lights Ideally, catch lights should be round. This tends to be the most natural and […]

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