5 Tips for Lighting Bald People

Bald people can pose a bit of a difficulty for photographers, particularly because of the shine that can come off the skin in the studio. To illustrate this problem, Kalem fromDSLR Video Shootershaved his head for this 7-minute tutorial filled with tips for lighting bald people. 1. Use Anti-Glare or De-Shine Powder to Avoid Head […]

Film Emulsion Review: Kodak Portra 160 (35mm and 120 Formats)

When you work with a film like Kodak Portra 160, you get a pretty fine detailed film designed to be used more or less with controlled lighting. Though interestingly enough, I've personally had much better results working with many other films using controlled lighting and instead found that this film is one of the best to be used with natural light.

4 Lighting Hacks for Fashion Shoots

Here are 4 great tips for fashion photographers and videographers looking to light effective portraits. In this 3-minute video by Aputure, cameraman Kazu Okuda shares his expertise on how to work well with studio lighting.

The Most Common Amateur Portrait Retouching Mistakes

Here’s a 6-minute video in whichphotographer and retoucher Nino Batistalooks at some of the most common retouching mistakes that amateur photographers tend to make. Eliminate these from your post-processing workflow to take your photos to the next level.

How Closely Does Fujifilm Acros Compare To the Digital Film Simulation?

One question that lots of photographers who have shot film wonder about is how closely Fujifilm's film simulations closely mimic the look of film. Considering how Fujifilm created Acros, it would make a whole lot of sense that their digital simulation would be the closest thing possible to the film, right? Well, that depends on a number of different situations.

Marrisa Aidens Beautiful Fashion Portraiture Work

Fashion photography requires abundant flowing of fresh ideas and inspiration to create unique and creative results. Marrisa Alden is a passionate photographer based in Melbourne, Australia who ventured into the world of fashion and portraiture after high school.

Marrisa Aldens Beautiful Fashion Portraiture Work

Fashion photography requires abundant flowing of fresh ideas and inspiration to create unique and creative results. Marrisa Alden is a passionate photographer based in Melbourne, Australia who ventured into the world of fashion and portraiture after high school.

How to Create Captivating Portraits With Studio Lens Flare

Lens flare is one of those things that many photographers are told to avoid, or that is 'bad' when they are first getting started. But as many great photographers can attest to, knowing how to use a flare can really add some great interest to your work and take your imagery to another level (when used correctly and sparingly).

You Dont Need a Great Studio Space to Shoot Great Portraits

My name is Philippe Echaroux, and I’m a French celebrity photographer and an ambassador for Hasselblad and Elinchrom. I recently had to do a portrait shoot at a large studio in Paris, but for this shoot I decided to have a bit of fun.

7 Easy DIY Light Modifiers for Creative Shadows in Portraits

Here’s a 5-minute video by photographer Bill Lawsonthat shares 7 different DIY gobos (go-betweens) that you can use to introduce creative shadows to your portrait photos. Most of the items are available cheaply from a dollar store, and other similar things could work well too. In fact, many things found in a kitchen have the […]

How Studio Lighting Affects Pupil Size in Portraits

Here’s something not everyone thinks about: the intensity of light that you shoot your portraits in doesn’t just affect the exposure, but it also affects the pupil size of your model. This might seem like a really small detail, but pupils that are too small or large look really, really weird. According to a number of studies highlighted […]

A Tip on Maximizing the Distance of Your C-Stand

Jay P. Morgan of Slanted Lens has a quick tip about maximizing the distance of your C-Stand, and it goes against what you may have learned in school. In this 4 minute video, he demonstrates the method and why he uses it.

How to Photograph Cosplayers at Comic Con

Photographing cosplayers at Comic Con and other conventions leans two different ways: capturing people on the floor and then trying to create images that stand out from all the rest. Most photographers that take pride in their portraits often try to do something that looks good off the main floor where everyone else is.

A Skydiving Studio Photo Shoot with Flash Lighting in Midair

Adventure photographer Jesper Gronnemark recently did an impressive skydiving photo shoot using flashes and other studio equipment in midair while free-falling at 125 mph (~200 km/h). Armed with aProfoto B1X flash and Sony a7R II, Gronnemark wanted to “push the boundaries” of outdoor adventure photography by shooting “studio” images during an actual skydive. Team Flux […]