Posts Tagged "models"

A perfect portrait location?

Posted by on Nov 23, 2014 in Techniques, Travel | 0 comments

A perfect portrait location?

“Location, Location, Location”, we hear this phrase used continually when it comes to Real Estate. Quite often photographers get caught up with the same phrase and spend all their time looking for the perfect location. Unfortunately those people are most likely doing themselves a great disservice and will almost certainly be missing out on wonderful opportunities right in front of them. Obviously in landscape photography, location dictates a lot of what you are going to capture. So you will need to work within those confines in your efforts to make wonderful landscape photo’s (refer my previous blog post – Working a Scene – about ways to do...

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$10 to improve your portrait photos

Posted by on Sep 8, 2013 in Equipment Guides | 0 comments

$10 to improve your portrait photos

One of the lowest cost accessories I own and the one that gets used the most is my 5 in 1 reflector. This small easily portable device is with me on nearly every portrait shoot and very often with me when doing macro photography. For the very minimal layout (in photography terms) of $10, this handy light modifier has repaid me one hundred fold in the amount of times I have used it to get great shots.  The 5 in 1 reflector is a deceptively simple accessory, it comes in all shapes and sizes most of which fold down into a very small pouch that is easily portable. What you tend to find inside the pouch is a semi-rigid translucent panel, and a number of covers that can be...

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Tips for better portraits

Posted by on Aug 11, 2013 in Adventures, Techniques | 0 comments

Tips for better portraits

Taking better portraits is something that we all want to do, not just for ourselves but also for our subjects. We strive to capture the essence of our subject, and to tell a small part of their life story. Though sometimes we are creating a story of our own with the help of our subject. But how do we actually go about getting better portraits? Expression One of the first keys to a good portrait is expression, without expression people are not able to connect with the subject of the photo. A real connection will become obvious to the viewer of your photo and this will increase the impact your photo has. There are numerous ways to connect with your subject, make them...

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Composition and your intent

Posted by on May 26, 2013 in Techniques | 0 comments

Composition and your intent

I wrote a few weeks ago about a process for helping your photography called BE CALM when it came to making good photographs. BE CALM stands for Breathe & Examine, Composition, Angle, Light and Mood. This week I would like to expand on the first principle there – Composition. When we get to the point on our photography path where we start progressing from taking photos to making photos, composition is normally the first element of the photo that needs to be addressed. The big mental shift that comes into effect when we start making our photos is that we start examining our intent for the image prior pressing the shutter. Why are you making this photograph? What...

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Canon 85mm EF F1.8 USM Lens Review

Posted by on Apr 22, 2013 in Equipment Guides | 0 comments

It’s not often that I have the opportunity to buy new lenses, but I have recently added a new lens to my camera bag…the Canon 85mm EF F1.8 USM lens. Here is short review of my time using this lens so far…                   I only purchased this lens a couple of weeks ago, so I have only been able to use it for a few hours so far, but wow, this is a great lens from Canon.  It is fixed at 85mm and this is also known as a “prime” lens because it does not zoom in and out.  Fixed focal length lenses usually give higher quality pictures due to the optical glass and elements being specifically designed...

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