Dorothea Lange’s iconic “Migrant Mother” is one of the most famous photographs ever taken. But who was the woman featured in the portrait? This 7-minute video from Today I Found Out delves in to the complete story behind the image.
Portrait photography is a fine balance between communication, creative vision, mise-en-scene and knowledge on how to produce particular effects in a photo. And over the years, the Phoblographer has interviewed a ton of great portrait photographers.
Today I'd like to talk about something that I feel is really important in the portrait photography world: and that's consent. To start this off, let's begin with the story of how I was taught to originally take portraits.
If you were to look at the various imaging formats currently available on the market, would you be able to easily tell the difference between the bunch? We're out to prove a point in today's posts: most people most likely would not be able to tell if a photo was shot on Micro Four Thirds, Medium format, or full frame. Just take a look at this sample gallery we've put together.
Photographer Baron Walton is a truly creative type of photographer and he partially attributes this to being extroverted. "I develop a concept that I pitch to the artist/client. " states Baron in an email to the Phoblographer where he continues to state his work being concept driven.
Similarly to Canon, Nikon has been near the top of the photography market for some time now and as such, its always a popular choice for new photographers. As well, the plethora of options in terms of accessories and lenses makes building a budget kit in the Nikon system really doable.
Not every person is created and shaped in the same way, but everyone is indeed beautiful in their own ways. So when it comes to portraiture, one of the toughest subjects to photograph at least when it comes to facial features can be people with deep set eyes.
Photo lens experimenter and prolific YouTube filmmaker Mathieu Stern is at it again. This time, he took one of his old, cheap (do we even have to mention that?) Russian lenses and made one small modification to create what he calls a ‘bokeh explosion.
Photographer Derek VanAlthuis took his light painting photography to fiery new heights last week when he captured this photo. In it, his model is flying away on wings created by light painting with actual fire.
One of the hallmarks of the Fujifilm digital camera system these days is their incredible film simulation profiles which not only produce beautiful colors and gorgeous black and whites, but also an incredibly real-looking and organic grain.
Around the photo industry photographers and creatives have often turned to MOO for their business cards. It started years ago when some photographers got those little miniature half-sized cards, then the square cards, then a whole variety of them.
You've got some mojo! You are a photographer so imbued with creative energies and drive that you believe that you've got the know-how to become a professional, full time photographer. Congratulations in the most sincere and honest way possible.
Working with off-camera lighting is a lot easier than most people think. But one thing that many people don't understand is a very simple concept about lighting: when shooting portraits, it's often best to make your subject face the light source to deliver a flattering image. Why?
One of the biggest problems that everyone faces in portraiture is making chins look good. Peter Hurley and other photographers tell you to direct portrait subjects to push their neck out just a bit.