If you’re new to portrait photography or it’s simply not your area, it may be overwhelming to start. I know it’s always been one of the most challenging genres for me. In this video, Derrel Ho-Shing gives you five quick tips that will help you to step up your portrait game. And you don’t need any new gear for this. You won’t invest any money in these improvements, or even your time – it only takes some of your creativity.
How do old lenses fair against new lenses? The question is often easy to answer: new is better. How about Pro lenses? With most brands releasing mirrorless glass, it’s easy to dismiss the older pro lenses as bad. For me, a fashion and portrait photographer, the old 70-200 is as good as the new one. And not only because I have a sentimental connection to it. Here’s why I’m not upgrading my seemingly antiquated 70-200.[Read More…]
We’ve shared some of Anna Devís and Daniel Rueda’s work with you before (here too). But their work is too good not to share again! This duo shares a creative vision and turns ordinary things around us into creative photographic stories. They turn even the plainest, dullest façade into fun conceptual photos.
We shared with you some photos by Daniel Rueda and Anna Devis before. The Spanish photographer duo is fun, playful, and creative, and so is their work. While they often combine architecture with portrait photography, this series is a tiny bit different. Using nothing but some simple props, Anna and Daniel create conceptual photos to make you look twice and put a smile on your face.
You may be familiar with the work of fine art photographer Tim Tadder. His portraits show human figures that look simple but send a strong message. With his latest project, Black is a Color, Tim has created another beautiful and intriguing series of portraits. They look gorgeous, but they also send a message that there’s much more to every human than what we see on the surface.
They say that people and their pets start to look like each other after a while. But even if you don’t have a pet, your four-legged soulmate must be out there somewhere. With his latest project, animal photographer Gerrard Gethings proved it. He paired photos of cats he had photographed with their human lookalikes. The result is a hilarious, yet heartwarming series of photos that even turned into a memory game.
I just love those moments when I scroll through my Facebook feed and a beautiful photo stops me in my tracks. This is exactly what happened when I saw this image by Robbie Harvey. So, I reached out to him wanting to hear more about it. I was impressed to hear that it was taken in a single shot, and Robbie agreed to share more details about his photo with DIYP readers.
Sharpness is one of the things most of us want to get right when taking photos. But alas, there are so many things that can mess up our plans. In this video from Adorama, Gavin Hoey will share seven great tips that will help you overcome the obstacles and get tack sharp portraits every time.
When taking photos, it’s good to know what you should so, but it’s equally important to know what to avoid. In this video, Karl Taylor discusses eight things that we should avoid in portrait photography, yet we do them so often. Luckily, they’re easy to fix, so check out the video and make sure to have them in mind at your next shoot.
In the current coronavirus situation, it’s important that we stay at home. It’s not easy, I know. But photographer Ray Briggs has created a photo that sends a message we all need to hear right now and reminds us why it is so important to stay at home. They say that a photo is worth a thousand words, and this one sure is!