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Photographing the Last of the WWII Veterans – Photography Article

This is a year for monumental anniversaries of events in American history—particularly the WWII 75th anniversaries of the D-Day invasion, Operation Market Garden, and the Battle of the Bulge. With those in mind, I started a project in April photographing WWII veterans, knowing that the numbers still surviving are dropping rapidly each day. I called the project WWII Portraits of Honor. I simply wanted to use my talent as a photographer to give something small back to as many WWII…

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Subway Selfie Star Shows Us All What Confidence Is – Photography Article

A stranger on a subway car in New York City did her own full-on selfie photoshoot without a care in the world about people watching. The whole selfie thing has always been funny to me. I am too self-conscious to try different poses in front of a camera with people around. I think we all live with a little too much fear of being judged so stories like this are pretty great. The video of the bold selfies caught the attention…

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How I Photographed This Model in Under an Hour and Got Her an Agency – Photography Article

There are a couple of ways for models to get into an agency, including hiring a photographer to take photos of them and using those to show an agency their range. This requires the photographer to work quickly and efficiently to get as many different looks as possible in a compressed amount of time to save them money. Model tests are an integral style of photography for any aspiring professional to learn, this is because it teaches you to shoot…

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Behind the Scenes on a Budget Shower Shoot – Photography Article

Photography is about telling a story. Sometimes you are easily able to get a location that helps tell that story, other times you have to improvise. If you are looking to shoot a model in a shower, but don’t have access to one large enough for a photo shoot with your lighting gear, there are options to reproduce a shower scene.  In this video, photographer Brett Seeley takes us behind the scenes on how he set up a fake shower scene…

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500px Blog » Licensing Contributor Angela Perez and the business of photography – Photography Article

Exclusive Licensing Contributor Angela Perez is a wedding and creative fashion photographer based out of Florida in the United States. She incorporates vibrant colors in her images, creating a dynamic flare that helps her stand out. Q: Your photo ‘Harajuku Fashion’ is fun, bright, and really pops. What inspired this shoot and how many balloons did you need to blow up to fill your frame? A: We were inspired by Tokyo street fashion mostly found on the streets of the…

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Why Shooting at ISO 100 May Not Be the Best – Photography Article

I see a lot of people asking what were the camera settings for this shot? While it differs in each situation, one common setting that seems to matter to many is shooting at ISO 100. Is that really the best setting to be shooting at? In this video from boudoir photographer Michael Sasser, he shares his reasoning for not shooting at ISO 100 with natural light. In several of his previous videos, he shares he camera settings with the photos…

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Profoto’s Connect: Easy Function / Relaxed Style – Photography Article

Take a quick moment to watch Profoto’s latest clip showing off their wireless flash trigger, Connect, used by Hélène Pambrun. When you’re done, give Profoto’s accompanying story a read. Pambrun has recently risen to fame shooting the likes of Tony Bennett, Ben Harper, Ed Sheeran, and Dua Lipa. She is currently Harry Styles’ tour photographer. Like most, Pambrun started as a natural light photographer, but had to quickly adapt to flash photography to meet the needs of her clients. As she was…

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How I Edit Monochrome Portraits – Photography Article

In this quick guide, I’m going to demonstrate how I edited a particular set of portraits for a magazine. Taken as part of the Face of London Runway 2019 contest, these black and white images were shot in studio and processed with a combination of Lightroom and Photoshop. I shot the images in color, so the model had relatively dramatic makeup. The makeup artist used shades of pink that look strange on a male model in color, but really make…

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3 Ways to Control Natural Light for Portraits – Photography Article

I usually use natural light as my go-to for quick group photos or for portraits that need to be done very quickly or with very little gear. That doesn’t mean you can’t shape or control natural light to create studio quality images wherever you are. Here’s three easy ways to shape natural light for your next portrait shoot. One of the huge positives to shooting more natural light photos is you can lighten your gear bag if you desire and…

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500px Blog » This week in Editors’ Choice: Bold colors that will stop you in your tracks – Photography Article

Each week, members of the 500px team curate eye-catching photography from our talented and diverse community in Editors’ Choice. This week’s curation highlights bold colors that will stop you in your tracks. Check out this week’s roundup of some of the most intriguing photography on 500px, handpicked by our Editors. … This is only a snippet of a Photography Article written by 500px Team Source link

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24m vs 35mm vs 50mm vs 85mm vs 135mm – Photography Article

Portrait photographer Julia Trotti recently put together a useful comparison video for beginners where she captures portraits using a crop-sensor camera and her most-used prime lenses: a 24mm, 35mm, 50mm, 85mm and 135mm. Plenty of people have done comparisons like this using full-frame cameras and, in fact, Trotti did that comparison first. But after publishing that video, the most common request in the comments was to do a follow-up on a crop-sensor body. Given how much more affordable and accessible…

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This Photographer Has Elderly Couples Pose for Engagement-style Photos – Photography Article

While traveling the world to teach her photography workshops, photographer Sujata Setia has been working on a long-running photo series in which she asks elderly couples who have been married for decades to pose for engagement-style photos for them to keep. “It’s just the pleasant shock of never, ever imagining that someone would ask them to pose like a newly married couple at 80 years old,” the London-based child portrait photographer tells HuffPost. “I tell them to hold hands, kiss.…

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Learning Off-Camera Flash: Balancing Flash Outdoors – Photography Article

In photography, we are always looking for the best lighting for our subject, but when we don’t have the ability to choose the location or need to create interesting and dramatic lighting on the go, we need to be able to use the light we bring with us. This involves starting at the fundamentals and learning how to balance your flash and the ambient outdoor lighting. For some photographers, the idea of adding a strobe or a flash can be very…

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Are Smartphone Portrait Modes for Photographers? – Photography Article

I’ve been a stalwart defender of “real” cameras when it comes to shooting portraits. But a slew of phone cameras over the last few years have included portrait modes, and so has the time come to change perspectives? I excitedly purchased the iPhone X when it came out because I was keen on trying out its portrait mode. I returned it after two weeks. The image quality out of the phone was nothing to write home about and the portrait…

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500px Blog » This week in Editors’ Choice: Architectural drama, candid shots from a distance, and natural hair – Photography Article

Each week, members of the 500px team curate eye-catching photography from our talented and diverse community in Editors’ Choice. This week’s curation highlights dramatic curves in architecture, candid shots from a distance, and natural hair. 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’ eyes today in Editors’ Choice! Not on 500px yet? Sign up here to explore more impactful photography. Related ……

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I Let My Clients Pay What They Wanted and the Results Amazed Me – Photography Article

My business is about 90 percent dealing with individuals, and about 10 percent working with brands. I just moved into a new live/work studio and, to help break it in, I decided to hold a “Pay What You Can” sale and the results made me change my entire business model. For the first week of the sale, I limited myself to one shoot per day to try and keep things under control, however, all of the slots filled up extremely quickly and…

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Glare Be Gone From Eyeglasses Using This Different Photoshop Technique – Photography Article

If eyes are the windows to the soul, eyeglasses can be the dust on the on the screen, with their reflective surfaces obscuring arguably the most important part of a portrait — the eyes.  Everyone has their own technique for removing glare from eyeglasses — I’ve personally made generous use of the clone stamp tool to achieve this — and Colin Smith at PhotoshopCAFE brings us a new technique in this tutorial. By making use of the camera raw filter…

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‘Fashion for Life’: Fstoppers Interviews the Photographer Behind Powerful Images of Children in Bulletproof Vests – Photography Article

School shootings in the United States were the worst they’ve ever been in 2018, and the number of incidents and deaths show no signs of slowing down. Photographer Richard Johnson created this striking series that captures the new reality children must deal with.  On February 27, 2012, I received a call as I walked to classes on campus. I had just finished a grueling day-long audition for a dream position in a graduate program the day before, and I felt it…

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We Speak to the Photographer Documenting Love Stories of Couples and Families Impacted by the Global Refugee Crisis – Photography Article

One photographer recently travelled to both Turkey and Mexico to document the global refugee crisis in pictures, a series that went on to earn him a win at the World Press Photo Awards. We spoke with the man himself to uncover more details about the inspiring love stories of couples and families who have been forced to flee their native countries in search of a better life. Pieter Ten Hoopen is a photographer and photojournalist based in Stockholm, Sweden, whose projects…

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Are the Quasar Science Q-LED Lights the Best Video Lights for Your Money? – Photography Article

Whether you are a photographer or videographer, more and more content creators are adding constant lights as their go-to lighting setups. Quasar Science recently released their 30-watt T8 bulbs with raving reviews, and today, I explore six useful lighting setups you can build with four lights under $80 each.  If you watch the Fstoppers Youtube Channel, you know that Lee and I have gotten to play with a lot of different lighting gear over the years. A few weeks ago, my buddy,…

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The Best Autofocus Settings for Portraits Shoots With Sony Cameras – Photography Article

Sony cameras have some incredibly powerful and advanced autofocus systems with intricate settings and numerous customization options. At times, however, all those capabilities can almost be a bit overwhelming. This helpful video will show you the ideal autofocus settings for portrait shoots. Coming to you from Manny Ortiz, this helpful video will show you the best autofocus settings to use when shooting portraits with a Sony mirrorless camera. Sony’s cameras have rather intricate autofocus systems, and while they’re highly powerful, it…

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Behind the Image: Prepare for the Unexpected – Photography Article

In my last “Behind the Image” article I talked about looking where other photographers aren’t. This week I’d like to talk about the importance of being ready for just about anything — particularly when it comes to wildlife photography, as well as how images can impact our behaviors.  A year and a half ago, I traveled from New York to Cabo san Lucas, Mexico to shoot the then new free-diving expedition—the Pelagic Safari. The goal of the shoot was to highlight the amazing array of life for…

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500px Blog » 50 Creative Self-Portrait Photography Ideas To Trump All Selfies – Photography Article

Self-portrait photography like all other types of photography has no limits. But with all creative freedom we can also feel unmotivated or paralyzed on where we start. How do come up with creative self-portraits ideas every-time we start taking photos? How do we maintain our motivation? One thing that works for the 500px community is always getting photography inspiration from other artist. This is why it’s important for creatives to stay within a great community as they master their craft.…

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World Famous Retoucher Takes on Photography: Fstoppers Interviews Pratik Naik – Photography Article

Everyone in the industry must know who Pratik Naik is by now. And if you don’t, then you should. In ten years Pratik has become one of the most famous retouchers on the planet. But he didn’t stop there. Recently he has been building up an empire with his Infinite panels, Photoshop add ons the automate various processes. The Infinite Color Panel came first, then infinite black and white, and soon to be released is the infinite texture panel. If…

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Photographer Uses Backyard Shed to Shoot Gorgeous Natural Light Portraits – Photography Article

Calgary-based portrait photographer and YouTuber Irene Rudnyk recently put together a photo shoot that’s getting some well-deserved attention. Using just the shed in her backyard and the natural light pouring in, she was able to capture some gorgeous fashion portraits that imitate a popular in-studio lighting setup. Rudnyk says she’s been wanting to put the old shed in her backyard to some good photographic use for a long time, and the setup is extremely simple. Simply hang a backdrop behind…

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First Glimpse at High Resolution Raw Files From the 61MP Sony a7R IV – Photography Article

There have been numerous first glimpses of images taken with the new 61MP Sony a7R IV, but photographer and YouTuber Jared Polin is now sharing full-res RAW files. He has also made the images available for download, so you can have a go at editing for yourself. Polin, of Fro Knows Photo, is providing viewers with a close look at the raw images. Raw files from this latest Sony gear are not yet supported by Adobe or any other editing…

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500px Blog » 15 tips for beautiful candid portraits that stand out – Photography Article

12 women, all wearing hats, hair blowing in the wind. 12 explorers venturing into the depths of an ice cave. 12 hands, each holding a maple leaf. These are just three of the collages you’ll find on Insta Repeat, an Instagram account run by an anonymous filmmaker. The premise is simple: the @insta_repeat feed includes screenshots of photos pulled from a huge variety of accounts. Once they’re organized in a grid, they serve to highlight the, sometimes, crushing homogeneity of…

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Shooting Portraits With a 200mm f/2 lens and High-Speed Sync – Photography Article

FUJIFILM just sent over their $6,000 200mm f/2 lens. I was planning to shoot a sporting event with it, but I decided to do something a little different.  The FUJINON 200mm f/2 lens is a super-specialized piece of kit. Only a select group of sports or wildlife photographers would even dream of buying it. It’s large, it doesn’t zoom, and it’s incredibly expensive. But, it takes amazing-looking shallow depth of field photos.  Keep in mind that this lens is designed for…

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How to Know Your Makeup Artist Is the One – Photography Article

If you work as a portrait photographer of any kind, it’s useful to work with the same makeup artist (or MUA) every time you shoot. You’ll cut down on time spent casting and won’t have to learn how to communicate in a way that works for a new collaborator every time. But how do you know that your new MUA is the one? Check these key factors that will make them a collaborator you can depend on, time and time again.…

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Behind the Scenes on a Budget Pool Shoot – Photography Article

Not everyone has access to a pool to do portrait shoots in the water, or maybe there are times when the weather isn’t ideal or warm enough to do those types of shoots in an outdoor pool. If you do not have a big enough tub, a kiddie pool could work. Coming from photographer Brett Seeley, this video takes us behind the scenes on how Seeley was able to capture some portraits of the model on a budget shoot in…

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