Beautiful outdoor portrait photography When we recently visited Melbourne in Florida, I was honoured to be invited as a special guest to a Robert Vanelli workshop. It was a lot of fun and we all had a great time. The weather was not great and we had to take a refuge a few times in a very uninspiring shed, but the idea was to show the students that you can create beautiful, well-lit portraits anywhere and basically anytime. It is all about learning to see the light. I was asked to demonstrate a couple of my favourite techniques. Here are a few teasers from that time spent together, creating natural, outdoor portraits. Beautiful outdoor portrait photography – anytime, anywhere.
Mature Fine Art Portrait Photography Woman’s beauty doesn’t age if her soul stays young. We believe in dreams and romance, no matter what age we are… This client is 60 yo and was ok for me to mention her age as she believed it would encourage other women to not give up on themselves, to dream and to record their dreams and their ageless beauty. Lets create a beautiful fine art portrait of You.
Vintage portraits Vintage portrait photography. I prefer to use the classic, Old-Masters approach to lighting. Style that I adore. Nostalgic, ageless portraits, that evoke feeling of pleasure and also slight sadness. Sentimental yearning for the times gone, the longing… Your portraits will be beautiful and graceful, elegant and posed.
Back-lit portrait photography One of the commonly known rules in basic photography is to avoid shooting against the sun or into the light. As if you do not know what you are doing – you will likely end up with either completely over exposed photographs or underexpose subjects and ugly shadows. If you are inexperienced photographer – it can be challenging to figure out how to light your subject correctly in the back-lit situation. But mastering backlit photography can transform the way you shoot. There is nothing more rewarding than seeing the breathtaking images you start creating. Back-light adds drama, makes uninteresting, plain set-up exciting and magical. Soft, diffused back-light produces a romantic and dreamy effect. Ordinary becomes extraordinary! In the examples below – I have used a diffusion screen to filter strong studio light.