Portraiture

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Rosalind Smith Posted: Jan 01, 2006 1 comments

Alex Webb's world is a vision of color. Each place he visits offers a new and expressive luminance. His joy in color is apparent as he speaks about Latin America, the Caribbean, the particular color note to the brown of Africa in the early morning and late afternoon light and the red tones where the aluminum in the soil brings forth the warm hues of the earth.

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Darryl C. Nicholas Posted: Mar 01, 2001 0 comments

In the "old days" we kept dozens of different backgrounds in our studio. By using different colored lights on them, we could create even more different options for our portrait customers. Today all of that is mostly obsolete. It is now...

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Steve Bedell Posted: Aug 01, 2006 0 comments

Given the current state of technology, a case could be made that a photographer could exist today with only two lenses--a wide angle to moderate zoom, and a short tele to long tele-zoom. That would be a mistake. For as good and flexible as today's zoom lenses are, there are some compelling reasons to choose fixed focal length lenses on occasion. I'll admit, 90 percent...

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Steve Bedell Posted: Sep 01, 2008 1 comments

I'd like to preface this article by telling you that I have been involved in this industry as a professional photographer for over 30 years. Outside of the fact that I feel really old now, I think it's important, because as a participant and observer of the portrait and wedding photographic world since the mid-1970s, I've seen many changes and milestones in the...

Joe Farace Posted: Jan 01, 2001 0 comments

It should come as no surprise to you to discover that there are few--maybe no--real secrets in photography. Instead, what you find are informed opinions based on experience blended with some stylistic preferences. The recipe for producing...

Woody Walters Posted: Apr 01, 2005 1 comments

All Photos © 2004, Woody Walters, All Rights Reserved

Ansel Adams once told me that it is the background that makes or breaks the image. The background is what will tie all the key elements of a photograph together. I learned very early in my career that it's true whether you're shooting large format landscapes or even if you're shooting digital senior...

Jack Neubart Posted: Sep 01, 2008 2 comments

Twenty years in business together, the team of Bohm-Marrazzo (Montclair, New Jersey-- www.bohm-marrazzo.com) comes well equipped to tackle the challenge of photographing kids and animals for their advertising clients. Experience has taught them to incorporate these highly animated subjects into the picture to make an...

Jay Abend Posted: Jan 01, 2001 1 comments

The word "portrait" has had a fairly strict definition for ages. From the days of Rembrandt and Carravagio through modern photographic masters like Richard Avedon and Irving Penn, the portrait has remained a constant. While techniques...

Jay Abend Posted: Apr 01, 2000 0 comments

If you still think of portraits in terms of main light, fill light, and key light, I think you're missing out on some fresh and exciting techniques. While the classic studio portrait is still practiced by lots of amateurs and practically every...

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Barry Tanenbaum Posted: Aug 01, 2008 3 comments

If you want to be carefully posed next to the beautiful fountain in the picture-pretty park, Cliff Mautner isn't the photographer you hire to shoot your wedding. But if your taste runs to the park in the dark...well, now you're talking.

"Give me anything but another picturesque park," Cliff says, and he's not kidding. "I tell...

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Steve Bedell Posted: Jul 01, 2002 0 comments

I think I've got a new career here. Me, probably the least technical of all the Shutterbug writers, writing about technical stuff! I'm basing that on the flood of e-mails and comments I received about my digital portrait article in the April issue.

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Joe Farace Posted: Apr 01, 2003 0 comments

Digital Wedding Photography

In the fast moving world of wedding photography, speed of delivery counts as much as style. In 1984, I contributed a chapter to Jack Curtis' book Wedding-Portrait Photography World on the impact...

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Chuck Gloman Posted: Nov 01, 2010 3 comments

Fall is one of the best times of the year to shoot outdoor portraits. This piece will focus on how to best utilize the autumnal light to bring a warm glow to your images and make your subjects look great. Choose your location and time of day with your subjects’ features in mind and explore this magical time of year.

Late Afternoon Light
Alyson is...

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Scott Stulberg Posted: Aug 01, 2007 1 comments

The right equipment, being creative, interacting well with your subjects, and of course being in the right place at the right time can all add up to some stunning imagery. An important part of that gear is the lenses you choose to bring along. Because varying angles and focal lengths portray the face in radically different ways, I always travel equipped with a wide variety to...

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Monte Zucker Posted: Apr 01, 2004 0 comments

The pendulum swings both ways. The world is ready for a return to good portraiture. It's obvious by the signs of the times...the demand, the sales! Fine portraiture has been around for a gazillion years. It will never disappear. Formal studio...

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