Images of AI-generated humans aren’t exactly a new concept. But now, they’re available for licensing for the first time ever. VAIsual and PantherMedia have announced the availability to legally license 100% synthetically generated stock images.
I can hardly imagine a place more versatile than my bedroom. It’s a place of rest, sleep, mental recharge; a place for reading, writing, lazy mornings, cuddles, and so much more. Photographer Barbara Peacock recognizes the intimacy and meaning of one’s bedroom, so she started a project that’s all about it. For the past six years, she has traveled all over the US capturing the essence of people and their bedrooms in a stunning series of photos she named American Bedroom.
When shooting portraits, the difference between hard and soft light on your subject makes a massive difference to the final result. There are so many ways we can use both, and when it comes to photographing people, the challenges of hard light can be particularly tricky to work around. But knowing when to use each allows you to make better creative decisions.
In this video, John Gress walks us through five different lighting setups using both hard and soft light to see how they come together and how the different quality of the light affects your subject and how it makes the final image look. You may even want to mix the two from time to time.
All About Photo (AAP) Magazine’s Black and White contest is all about removing colors and capturing the essence of a person or a scene, and it has recently awarded 25 photographers did it best. The results of AAP’s Black and White contest are here, so let’s check them out and enjoy them together.
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.
I can’t say I’m crazy about snow, but creative photographers like Oliver Turpin are starting to change my mind. He uses snow as a kind of canvas, creating incredible portraits by sticking his head in it. It’s like nothing I’ve seen before, so I was eager to hear more about it. Oliver kindly shared his photos with DIYP, as well as some details about his process, so read on and discover more about these amazing portraits.
Although I generally believe in “instant improvement” as much as I believe in fairytales, there are situations in which you actually can instantly improve your photos. You just need to pay more attention to what you’re doing and take a few steps to make your images a whole lot better. In this video, Matt Granger gives you five steps you can take to shoot significantly better portraits.