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Hands-on: Instagrams New Focus Portrait Mode Feature

Facebook-owned Instagram has decided to throw its hat into the Portrait Mode game, though really this could be looked at as more of a toe dipping than a full-on dive. The reason I say this is that the new feature, which allows users on to take portrait mode images with computer-generated bokeh, is only available on devices which already have a portrait mode built into their system cameras. thephoblographer.com

2018-4-11 16:00

(SR5) Zeiss announcement within hours and new Samyang portrait lens coming too!

We will get two new FF E-mount lenses soon: 1) Zeiss will announce the new Loxia 25mm f/2.4 FE lens within 48 hours 2) A source just told me “SamYang portrait lens will show up within days!“ And there is more: Sigma should show their FE roadmap at Cp+ and Sony could announce a new […] The post (SR5) Zeiss announcement within hours and new Samyang portrait lens coming too! appeared first on sonyalpharumors. sonyalpharumors.com

2018-2-13 21:02

This is Trumps New Official Portrait

The White House just published President Trump’s official portrait photo, which means the one that was released in January 2017 was a placeholder until the real official photo could be made. The newly released portrait was shot on Friday, October 6, 2017, by official White House photographer Shealah Craighead. In case you missed it the […] petapixel.com

2017-10-31 21:10

How to Shoot an Annie Leibovitz-style Group Portrait with Affordable Gear

One way portrait photographers like Annie Leibovitz light large-scale group photos is by lighting smaller groups by themselves and then compositing everyone together into a large group. Photographer Barry Harley recently employed this technique with relatively affordable gear for a group photo with friends while on vacation. Harley, his wife, and a group of friends […] petapixel.com

2017-9-30 18:33

Instagram adds portrait and landscape support for multi-photo posts

Instagram has expanded format support for its multi-image posts, letting users create these posts using portrait or landscape images or videos in addition to square format content. The change gives users more flexibility in choosing which content is shared on the social network, Instagram explains, although it is still limited: only one format (portrait or landscape) can be used per multi-photo post. dpreview.com

2017-8-31 19:10

Simpler Than You Think: The Secret To Metering a Portrait Photo With a Flash

Sooooooooo many photographers are completely and totally scared of using a flash, but in all truthfulness it's probably sometimes easier than metering for natural light. Because a camera has options like aperture priority for a photographer to tell the camera only what depth of field a photographer wants, lots of photographers tend to opt for this setting more than anything else. thephoblographer.com

2017-8-21 13:00