Tag: portrait

Setting Up Your Photography Studio II: What Type of Background

After choosing the lighting for your studio, the next most important step is to choose the background. The majority of people picture a roll of seamless backdrop paper as their studio background, but there are many more options out there. So many that there’s no way you’ll be able to use all of them. Still, it’s a good idea to be aware of the basic background options available to you.

The Rules of Photography: Are They Made to Be Broken?

Some people believe that rules are meant to be followed. This simple approach may work for some, but not for others. Every photographer is unique and creates art that doesn’t always adhere to the rules. For this reason, there are no right or wrong answers. There are times when rules are made to be broken. An individual approach and an open mind are key elements that will move your photography forward. 

Photograph minimalistically and find beauty in simplicity

One growing trend of our age is the search for simplicity. It’s expressed in nearly everything—from our style of dress to what we eat to the buildings where we live. This minimalism also has its place in art. And art may have stood at its beginnings. Remember the pioneering Bauhaus school, which emphasized the use of basic colors and shapes, clean lines, and overall clarity across all styles. This school’s heritage lives on in many fields—including photography. 

How to Take Portraits with Horses 

Portraits with horses are a great way to freshen up your portrait portfolio. If you’re getting ready to do this type of photoshoot, here are some tips for you. It’s not as easy as it looks. You’ll need to watch the horse, the model, pay attention to the right poses, and work the camera all at the same time. All of this must be done quickly before the horse starts getting bored. After reading this article, you’ll be prepared for your first equine portrait shoot and nothing will catch you by surprise. 

[VIDEO] Editing portraits with Zdenka Povolen 

In this video, Zdenka will demonstrate the entire editing process in Zoner Photo Studio X using one of her photos from a spring photoshoot. If you’re a beginner, this video is a great introduction to ZPS X and will show you everything the program can do. And if you’ve been around the block once or twice, you may see some tricks that you didn’t know about. Let‘s get right to it! 

How to do a Couples Photoshoot: Romance, Coordinated Colors, and Smiles 

In this article, we are taking a closer look at couples photography. You’re all set to go, your camera is in hand, and standing before you is a couple that wants their portrait taken. But what now? Are you feeling unsure about how to work with the couple, what to keep an eye out for, and how to pose them, all while working the camera on top of that? We’ll walk you through several ideas for acing a couples photoshoot. 

Adding Light Effects to Your Photos – Be Sure to Get the Right Lighting First 

Before adding any effects to your photograph, it’s important to prepare for them beforehand. The majority of effects, whether they are fire, magical objects, or lightning, create a large amount of light. If the side of your model’s face is shaded on the same side of the body where you’ve added flames, as you can imagine, it will look all wrong. In this article, we’ll give you suggestions for using light sources. We’ll tell you where and how to place your lighting so that the resulting photograph is as authentic as possible. 

How to Take an At-Home Portrait that Looks Straight out of a Magazine

Your home is filled with sources of photography inspiration wherever you look. We’ll give you some ideas for coming up with, preparing for, and shooting an at-home, stylized portrait. It may end up looking like something taken from a book or magazine cover! All it takes is some searching around and planning. Then, set up the scene, and the rest is just details. Let’s see how to do it! 

6 Women That Changed Photography 

Today, seeing a female photographer on the street, camera in hand, is something we all take for granted. However, it wasn’t always this way. Just one hundred years ago, a female photographer in public would draw attention to herself or be looked down upon. The role of women was completely different in the more patriarchal society of the time. For this reason, we have tremendous admiration for these trail-blazing artists that were able to break through societal barriers and amaze the world with their work.

Taking Portraits with Animals 

Portraits with animals are popular and eye-catching. But taking these portraits is not always simple. It’s a process that requires a lot of patience and skill. And be ready to get your hands dirty in the process. Your animal subjects may not cooperate as well as your human subjects do, so it’s a good idea to be well-prepared. In this article, we’ll give you a few tips for what to expect from this type of photoshoot.   

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