Red and Blue

by Gordon

submit your photo


Hall of Fame
View past winners from this year

Please participate in Meta
and help us grow.

Tag Info

New answers tagged

-1

I would suggest to stick with the kit lens for portraits. The maximum aperture of 18-55 is f 3.5 which is good for the bokeh effect. Also the kit lens has VR II. On the other hand if you purchase 55-300 without a VR (assuming as not specified in the question) it will be difficult to get sharp images as you will experience camera shake if you don't have ...


2

It should be OK but not great for portraits. Its a decent lens for its price but still entry level. So, I don't think you will like it much better than your kit lens for portraits. Many shooters look for a portrait lens that: Has a focal length around 80-110mm on a full-frame sensor* A wide aperture A nice look to out-of-focus background (the bokeh you ...


5

Do desensitization therapy by having her wear a mask. Something like cool Marti Gras masks or vintage costume party masks or ethnic shaman masks, so you'll get cool photos anyway. Have her model clothing and household items without her face in the shot (a great excuse to splurge on a fancy manacure, your treat). In all that, have her appreciate the good ...


12

Due to the way perspective works the larger eye should be the one closer to the camera and the smaller eye should be the one further away. Usually. Things that are of equal size look larger when they are closer and smaller when they are further away. Our brains expect that when we view a person from an angle the eye further away from us will appear smaller ...


3

An easy setup is to sit the subject in a dark room facing a doorway. Crack the door open to let in a shaft of light. Or use a window and open the blind a small amount. If there isn't enough light coming in, you can use flash (placed outside the door) to boost it, but if you pop a flash off inside the room, you'll find it hard to keep it from bouncing ...


0

Is proper setup all that is needed or additional gear too? Mostly, it's a matter of eliminating ambient light so that most of the face and background go all the way to black, and the edges of the face are lit by the flash. Faster shutter speed, smaller aperture, and lower ISO are all possibilities. If the light from your flash is harder than you want, ...


2

The pictures which you see on the "model portfolio photographer" website feature exactly the types of shots you are seeking to create. They were photographed by me, using a very simple technique, in all different conditions. Camera must be tripod mounted. Use ND filters if conditions are bright- work on the sweet-spot aperture of your lens, with shutter ...


0

I'm in love with this style too. Low apertures between f/1.4-2.8 and sunshine at the later hours otherwise shooting in shade or on cloudy days. I'm almost positive that the editing is with VSCO but with that said I have tried these methods and I don't get these results. One thing for sure is to lower the exposure & then use contrast & rich oranges ...


10

Take multiple photos, including the background without the subject present. Expose differently to fit each element. Combine in Photoshop. You can also spend more time playing with different settings when the foreground subject is not present, without worrying about keeping her interested. With a tripod and near-perfect alignment, blending layers is easy. ...


25

Use the ambient light to illuminate the waterfall. Use a fairly powerful flash to illuminate your human subject. The quick duration of the flash will freeze her, especially if she remains fairly still over the long exposure. The narrow aperture you will need to properly expose with the flash will also give better depth of field so that the water fall is also ...


1

In my opinion, leadership, creativity and flexibility are not best conveyed by the backdrop color of a headshot. Note that I said headshot, as that is what I would typically recommend for any resume/CV image. Instead I think that it is important to consider your audience. Are you(or the user of the image) applying for a position as a manager in a ...



Top 50 recent answers are included