How to achieve best portrait photography What does it mean to be a great portrait photographer? If you look at the best portrait photography in the world – you can see it takes strong ability to not only pose and direct your subjects, but also to connect with your subjects, to read your subjects, to be able to feel and empathise with them. In other words – you need to use psychology to make powerful images that tell a story, that convey emotion, that make you feel.
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Portrait photography on the beach in Florida Taken on the beach in Florida during our recent visit to States. The only time we had was in the middle of the day so I had to take advantage of the harsh and bright sunlight… I’ll walk where my own nature would be leading: It vexes me to choose another guide: Where the grey flocks in ferny glens are feeding; Where the wild wind blows on the mountain side… Emily Bronte
Fine art portrait photography around the world Who said that for you to create those magnificent fine art pieces you need to come to the studio? Here are a few samples that were created during our recent trip to Florida, USA where we created a few fantasy and art pieces in the ordinary hotel room and small hotel pool. And… I only had one bag of necessary props with me in order for me to create magical fine art portrait photography for my gorgeous clients.
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.