Articles tagged "portrait"

Meike announces an 85mm F1.8 lens for Sony E-mount cameras

The lens doesn't yet have a definitive price or date of availability, but based on Meike's other offerings, it should be a rather affordable option.

MS Optics has developed the Sonnetar 73mm F1.5 FMC, a lightweight lens made for portraits

MS Optics has created its latest Sonnar-inspired lens, the Sonnetar 73mm F1.5 FMC.

iPhone XR Portrait mode for pets, inanimate objects enabled by Halide developers

The developer behind the popular iPhone camera app Halide has shared how it might be possible to expand Portrait mode on Apple's XR phone, despite the single-camera limitations.

Using four Godox EC-200 extension heads as a quad-flash for beauty and close-up lighting

Award-winning fashion and celebrity photographer Markus Klinko recently tested out the Godox EC-200 flash extension head. Actually, he tested out four of them, creating a quad-flash ring light alternative that works great for both beauty and close-up work.

Film vs Digital: Fashion photography shootout

Photographer Anita Sadowska challenged Alex Hutchinson to a fashion photography shootout... with a twist. Anita would shoot her usual Canon 5D Mark IV digital SLR, while Alex used his Pentax 67 medium format SLR.

Video: $6,000 full-frame vs $2,000 crop sensor portrait shootout

Can a client really tell the difference between a portrait taken with a $6,000 full-frame setup and a $2,000 crop sensor setup? Can you? Photographer Manny Ortiz put together this shootout to find out.

Photo story of the week: An epic dancer shoot in an inverted room

Photographer and filmmaker Daniel DeArco tells the story behind his epic Inverted Room dancer photoshoot: from building the set, to capturing the shot.

Oldest known portrait of a US president unearthed after over 100 years in storage

The oldest known portrait of a US president was just discovered after over a century in storage. It's going up for auction in October, where it's expected to fetch between $150,000 and $250,000.

Photographer Greg Heisler and the story behind an ESPN cover photo

In a 'Master Series' video posted by lighting maker Profoto USA, celebrated photographer Greg Heisler shares a behind the scenes tale of how he created a unique on-location portrait of then-NBA star Alonzo Mourning. In explaining a lighting setup that even most other pros would struggle to pull off, Heisler breaks down his lighting diagram for a shot that he conceived, 'just because I think it looks cool'. (via Strobist)

Guardian photographers share tips for getting a portrait in ten minutes

British newspaper The Guardian is known for its editorial photography, but like all working pros, the staff photographers sometimes only get a few minutes to capture their subjects. In an article posted on the Guardian's Photo Blog, several of the paper's photographers share their tips for getting portraits in a hurry. Click through for some pictures, and a link to the article at guardian.co.uk.

Panasonic puts 43mm F1.2 portrait lens and 150mm F2.8 on lens roadmap

CP+ 2013: Panasonic has added a 42.5mm F1.2 portrait lens and 150mm F2.8 super-telephoto prime to its lens roadmap for Micro Four Thirds, for release in the near future. The lenses, shown in prototype form at Photokina 2012, last September, are shown as being ready for release just after the 14-42mm II ASPH. kit zoom launched this week.

Background blur and its relationship to sensor size
This article tries to provide a practical guide on how to estimate the maximum strength of background blur for a given camera / sensor type.
Portrait Lighting Cheat Sheet
3
Using a hyper-detailed 3D model as a portrait lighting test for various lighting types and modifiers.
Posing - A Starting Point
4
One of the biggest issues confronting photographers starting out shooting portraits is how to pose their subject. Here are a few pointers that will work out every time for you.