Portrait Photography

Photos of the Last Northern White Rhinos on the Planet – Fine Art Photography Article

Photos of the Last Northern White Rhinos on the Planet Zacharia Kipkirui, one of the primary rhino caretakers at Ol Pejeta conservancy relaxes with Najin. The caretakers live away from their families at a small camp within eyesight of the rhino holding area for 20 days on and 6 days off. Peter Esegon, one the rhinos’ primary caretakers, scratches Najin in her hind leg. Esegon says that she likes to be scratched behind her ears and behind her leg, saying…

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Submit to The Print Swap Exhibition in Athens, Greece – Fine Art Photography Article

Submit to The Print Swap Exhibition in Athens, Greece Feature Shoot’s global project The Print Swap will be heading to Athens, Greece, as part of a weeklong exhibition this fall. All photographers who swap prints between now and our deadline on September 29th will have their work exhibited at the beautiful Blank Wall Gallery, located on Fokionos Negri Street at the center of Kipseli, where a rush of daily pedestrians and visitors come to enjoy the neighborhood’s coffee, food, and…

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Inside the Homes of Hermits – Fine Art Photography Article

Inside the Homes of Hermits Viktor, 30 years old. Hermit for ten years. “To live against all odds.” Mikhail, 28 years old. Hermit for ten years. “Because I don’t particularly like bunches of strangers, and I work nights and from home.” Olga, 27 years old. Hermit for three years. “I like to work as a freelancer: to [do] cosplays of my favorite characters, as well as reviews of video games.” When the Russian photographer Natalia Ershova was in school, working…

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Rescued Chickens at Home with Their People – Fine Art Photography Article

Rescued Chickens at Home with Their People Valencia Jayne Alexa and Maddie The animal caregiver and activist Maddie Cartwright smelled the barn before she entered it. She’d been urgently called to a bankrupt factory farm, where tens of thousands of chicks waited to be saved or killed. Inside, she found wounded, weak, and freezing chickens, huddled together for warmth beside the bodies of their already-dead companions. Some were blind; many were dying.  Cartwright, working alongside sanctuary workers and local volunteers,…

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Tender Portraits of People Living with HIV Today – Fine Art Photography Article

Tender Portraits of People Living with HIV Today Raju, Mumbai, December 2012 Maureen, London Cazu, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Although HIV is no longer the death sentence it once was, the stigma of the disease still impacts some 38 million people around the world living with it today. The specter of fear informed ignorance casts a long shadow that is hard to shake, its ruthless brutality wreaking havoc on vulnerable populations in its wake. “My father called me on the…

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Dawoud Bey’s Powerful Portrait of Black America Over Half a Century – Fine Art Photography Article

Dawoud Bey’s Powerful Portrait of Black America Over Half a Century Three Women at a Parade, Harlem NY (1978) A Woman at Convent Avenue Baptist Church, Harlem NY (1977) A Man in a Bowler Hat, Harlem NY (1976) On January 18, 1969, during the height of the Black Arts Movement in America, Thomas P.F. Hoving, then Director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and curator Allon Schoener mounted Harlem on My Mind: Cultural Capital of Black America, 1900-1968, a three…

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Multi-Generation Family Portrait Session – Commercial Photography Article

Multi-Generation Family Portrait Session I’ve had the pleasure to photograph the R. Family before, but just with five family members. This time, however, was much different.Donna’s mom was turning 91 and she wanted all of her siblings, and the grandchildren together for a family portrait session at the house. Originally the pictures were going to be taken outside, but the weather had other ideas that day. The family came from all over for a special occasion and we had a really…

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Environmental Editorial & Corporate Portraits – Commercial Photography Article

Environmental Editorial & Corporate Portraits Taking corporate and editorial portraits on location using environmental backgrounds outside, is a fun challenge integrating the subject, environment and light can be problematic if the ambient light is not quite right, e.g. harsh sunlight, deep shadows etc. The images below were taken on location in London, Surrey, Sussex and Kent. The photographs combine both natural light and strobe light or just some reflector fill. Using just ambient light requires some thought to subject and…

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Environmental Editorial & Corporate Portraits – Commercial Photography Article

Environmental Editorial & Corporate Portraits Taking corporate and editorial portraits on location using environmental backgrounds outside, is a fun challenge integrating the subject, environment and light can be problematic if the ambient light is not quite right, e.g. harsh sunlight, deep shadows etc. The images below were taken on location in London, Surrey, Sussex and Kent. The photographs combine both natural light and strobe light or just some reflector fill. Using just ambient light requires some thought to subject and…

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Environmental Editorial & Corporate Portraits » Alex Orrow Photography – Commercial Photography Article

Environmental Editorial & Corporate Portraits » Alex Orrow Photography Taking corporate and editorial portraits on location using environmental backgrounds outside, is a fun challenge integrating the subject, environment and light can be problematic if the ambient light is not quite right, e.g. harsh sunlight, deep shadows etc. The images below were taken on location in London, Surrey, Sussex and Kent. The photographs combine both natural light and strobe light or just some reflector fill. Using just ambient light requires some…

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What Size Beauty Dish is Right For Your Portrait Photography? – Photography Article

Beauty dishes are common and well-loved lighting modifiers. They are particularly useful for portraits (beauty is in the name after all). They also tend to be a lot cheaper than decent sized softboxes. Years ago, your choice of beauty dish was quite limited. Nowadays, if you try searching for beauty dishes, you will be presented with a multitude of options that greatly vary in size and even how they set up. Although the numbers don’t seem to be that different,…

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6 Prompts to Encourage Authentic Lifestyle Portraits – Photography Article

Image by Elena S. Blair Elena S. Blair has built a mini-empire in under a decade by capturing authentic family moments. But the Seattle-based photographer didn’t build a business delivering images of real moments without photography posing — in fact, just the opposite. Elena uses unique lifestyle posing techniques to encourage authentic interaction so much so that she says she hardly ever stops talking during a session. Rather than stiff posing working for that perfect S-curve, Elena works with posing activities, like asking the family…

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Citrus colors and artfully-styled vegan food – Photography Article

Keep up with key trends in Licensing as 500px’s Art Director & Creative Research Lead, Karen Biilmann, analyzes common threads and current themes throughout our Contributors’ photography submissions. From standout pops of citrus colors to artfully-styled vegan plates, here’s what’s trending in this sample of some of the most popular genres in the 500px collection. The people category lends itself to a variety of areas within photography. We see genres overlap as they border the realms of fashion, family, lifestyle,…

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Your Guide to Studio Lighting Equipment – Photography Article

There’s a lot of studio equipment to get familiar with and with it, a lot of terms to learn. If you’re new to studio lighting, it is easy to get intimidated by the amount of stuff you have to learn. The jargon alone is enough to make your head spin. Fortunately, none of the things you need to be successful in the studio are particularly complicated, there is just a lot of it. The purpose of this article is to…

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How to Use a Photography Ring Light in Unconventional Ways – Photography Article

With a ton of options on the market, adding a ring light to your kit has never been cheaper. Continuous photography ring lights seem to be everywhere nowadays. There are dozens of offerings from dozens of companies that you can choose from, and they are popular with photographers, make-up artists, and videographers. The main use of a ring light is on-axis lighting for an even, somewhat flat exposure. However, what do you do if you don’t like that effect or…

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How to Create a Photographic Methodology for Picture Perfect Workflow – Photography Article

Tell stories with pictures, that’s my passion; capture decisive moments, that’s my objective; act professionally, that’s my goal. To do this, you must first discover your photographic methodology. A consummate professional knows their craft front and back and constantly strives to improve their skills, no matter the level of mastery within their given vocation. In photography, technology is ever evolving and improving. I strive to stay apprised and educated on the tools of my trade but there are fundamentals of…

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Spotlight on Asian Heritage Month – Photography Article

Each week, members of the 500px team curate eye-catching photography from our talented and diverse community in Editors’ Choice. This week, we’re celebrating Asian Heritage Month. We’ve curated romantic, colorful, and emotional works from community members of Asian descent for this collection. Check out this week’s roundup of some of the most intriguing photography on 500px, handpicked by our Editors. Check out which photos are catching our Editors’… This is only a snippet of a Photography Article written by Sarah…

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500px Blog » » Contributor Elena Slyusar on what makes a “good” or “bad” photo – Photography Article

Licensing Contributor Elena Slyusar is a fashion and beauty portrait photographer based in Moscow, Russia. Elena is an exclusive Contributor with a fondness for using pastel shades and soft lighting. She creatively approaches a variety of themes within her photography, but always ensures her subjects are comfortable with any connotations that may be associated with her work. Browse her Licensing collection here. Q: How did you get started in fashion photography? A: It was a long journey. I started taking…

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6 Secrets to Scoring Big at Photography Competitions – Photography Article

Photography competitions put your images in front of a group of highly skilled photography experts — and offer more than just the possibility for an award. But how do you submit images that stand out among thousands of other excellent photographs? Newborn and portrait photographer Kelly Brownhas won 18 industry awards across the span of just six years — but when just starting out, she had no idea how to navigate the world  of photography contests. Now, she’s sharing her…

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Forget What Other Photographers Think – Photography Article

If you’re a photographer of any level, you definitely don’t need anyone telling you that competition is steep in the industry. Even casual shooters feel the occasional burn as peers pick up new gigs or receive accolades, and for full-time professionals, it can be even worse. But, urges newborn photographer Kelly Brown, it’s not the opinions of other photographers that you should worry about. After all, your peers don’t pay your rent. “My business is the most important thing to…

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7 New Wedding & Portrait Photography Trends for 2019 – Photography Article

If there’s a single physical place to go to uncover the year’s portrait photography and wedding photography trends, it’s WPPI. The Wedding and Portrait Photographers International Conference takes over Las Vegas at the end of February, bringing photographers from budding new professionals to well-known creatives together in one place. The 2019 show has just wrapped up — but while the conference may be over, the event is still sparking ideas for creatives. Photo: Ryan Schembri From the winners of the 16×20 print competition to…

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Nervecentre Software – Corporate photographer london >> Alex Orrow Photography – Commercial Photography Article

Nervecentre Software – Corporate photographer london >> Alex Orrow Photography [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Last year I was commissioned to take a series of images demonstrating the use of Nervecentre Software on mobile devices and computers. The shoot took place in a studio with both professional models and staff over a full day, photographing various scenarios where the EPR would be used in a clinical setting. Nervecentre Software design and implement electronic patient records for hospital clinicians to use on mobile devices. The shoot…

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2018 Round up – Corporate photographer london >> Alex Orrow Photography – Commercial Photography Article

2018 Round up – Corporate photographer london >> Alex Orrow Photography [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Some great highlights from another varied year shooting corporate portraits, healthcare, products, events and architecture. Nearly all the work shown was taken in London.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_masonry_media_grid grid_id=”vc_gid:1548244362293-1ccb3794-1a99-7″ include=”8021,8052,8051,8050,8049,8048,8017,7970,8020,7971,7921,7923,7968,7969″][vc_masonry_media_grid grid_id=”vc_gid:1548244362293-6e082622-0a95-9″ include=”8041,8040,8039,8038,8037,8036,8035,8034,8033,8032,8031,8030,8029,8028,8027,8026,8025,8024,8023,8022″][/vc_column][/vc_row] This is only a snippet of a Commercial Photography Article written by wp_ale Read Full Article

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2018 Round up – London Corporate and Interiors Photographer // Alex Orrow Photography – Commercial Photography Article

2018 Round up – London Corporate and Interiors Photographer // Alex Orrow Photography [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Some great highlights from another varied year shooting corporate portraits, healthcare, products, events and architecture. Nearly all the work shown was taken in London.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_masonry_media_grid grid_id=”vc_gid:1548244362293-1ccb3794-1a99-7″ include=”8021,8052,8051,8050,8049,8048,8017,7970,8020,7971,7921,7923,7968,7969″][vc_masonry_media_grid grid_id=”vc_gid:1548244362293-6e082622-0a95-9″ include=”8041,8040,8039,8038,8037,8036,8035,8034,8033,8032,8031,8030,8029,8028,8027,8026,8025,8024,8023,8022″][/vc_column][/vc_row] This is only a snippet of a Commercial Photography Article written by wp_ale Read Full Article

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Environmental Corporate portraits London » Alex Orrow Photography – Commercial Photography Article

Environmental Corporate portraits London » Alex Orrow Photography Last year I was commissioned to take a series of patient ambassador portraits for the National Institute of Health Research’s new campaign ‘I Am Research’. The brief asked for the patient ambassadors to be shot within an environmental background that should different between each ambassador. I was to attend a meeting in London that the ambassadors had traveled to attend from around the UK. Upon my arrival I was asked to photograph about…

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Hastings Direct Careers Campaign — Peter Corcoran Photography – Commercial Photography Article

Hastings Direct Careers Campaign — Peter Corcoran Photography I was very happy to be chosen to shoot the new Hastings Direct Careers campaign, working alongside TLA in Bristol. I love shooting employee engagement work. This campaign was ‘Bring Your Whole Self to Work’. It’s a real family team here and it’s expanding rapidly. The client wanted to project  the character and stories of various members in their teams, in both their Bexhill head office and new Leicester contact centre. A…

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The 32,000 Mile Photography Commission — Peter Corcoran Photography – Commercial Photography Article

The 32,000 Mile Photography Commission — Peter Corcoran Photography I get to travel a fair bit in this job but I was extremely fortunate to complete this recent project for The Norican Group, working with their creative team at Gyro Manchester.The client wanted a range of stills at their sites worldwide, primarily for employee engagement use but also for general marketing purposes. We travelled fairly light and had a very small footprint setup. Myself, Myke Hamilton and Adam Gatley from Gyro, a…

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Business Portraits & Reportage – Commercial Photography Article

Business Portraits & Reportage I’ve had some great commissions to shoot business portraits and reportage in recent months. I love the way savvy businesses are moving away from the stiff formal portrait and going with something more natural.Recent clients have included Kaplan Financial, Ascot Underwriting and FieldFisher LLP so I’ve been all over the country for them, from Yorkshire to Penzance. A few samples right here: … This is only a snippet of a Commercial Photography Article written by Peter…

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