Great portraits are a result of using light in the best way possible to get the desired results. To capture flattering portraits, the photographer needs to have a good understanding of light and lighting techniques for portraits. Natural light and artificial light can be used for portraits and artificial light used in a studio can be manipulated in many ways to create different types of lighting techniques that will help with different resulting effects in portraits and in this article we share 13 tutorials on different lighting and lighting techniques for portrait photography.
There comes a time in every photographer’s journey where they want to learn how to photograph portraits. In a perfect world that would mean a controlled environment with specialty lighting and beautiful backdrops. The reality is most photographers don’t have access to a studio or prefer to shoot outdoors. Today we are going to take […]
It’s not easy to come up with new portrait photography ideas, even if you’re a seasoned portraitist. You often need to think about different lighting setups, backdrops, posing for male and female models as well as locations if you’re an outdoor photographer. There are many factors to consider, which can be confusing and actually hinder […]
Brad Wilson is a photographer who started his journey in fine art photography after his education in visual arts where he studied art history and studio art. His images have been published around the world and have appeared in CNN, CBS News, WWF, Wildlife Conservation Society, Greenpeace, Audubon, Apple, Microsoft, Sony, Vanity Fair Italia, and many more.
Here is what Brad has to tell about his work along with a collection of his animal portraits.
Just like Instagram, 500px can be a great source of inspiration for photographers. Besides following other photographers’ accounts and setting up your own, you can also participate in various challenges and competitions. Check out the current photo challenges on 500px here. As a portrait photographer, I’m amazed by the quality and creativity of portraiture available […]
Taking portraits against a black background requires skill and practice. Find out how you can master the art of portraiture and black backdrops.