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Tony and Chelsea Northrup enjoy trying different photography challenges to keep their skills sharp. Chelsea has recently been trying her hand at portraits with a wide-angle lens. There's a recent that lenses like 50mm and 85mm primes are often referred to as "portrait primes." They offer a flattering field of view and represents faces in traditionally pleasing ways. However, as Chelsea notes,
Jay P. Morgan with The Slanted Lens has published a new video as part of his Laws of Light video series. In the latest video, seen below, he discusses three point lighting. Three point lighting involves a key light, fill light and background light and is typically used within a studio setting. It's a common and versatile lighting setup and there are many ways you can control overall lightin
Continuing his four-part series on basic lighting, photographer Mark Wallace's latest video for Exploring Photography is about low-key lighting for portraiture. Specifically, the video is about creating a low-key portrait using a single off-camera light. To achieve the desired effect, Wallace shows how to position the light, which modifiers to use and how to create the right size of effecti
There are lenses which are traditionally considered to be "portrait lenses," such as fast 50mm, 85mm and 105mm primes. There are, of course, many other lenses you can use to capture nice portraits, such as 24-70mm and 70-200mm f/2.8 zooms. Tony and Chelsea Northrup decided to do a portrait shoot with a very different kind of lens, a Nikon 600mm f/4 super telephoto prime. How does this $12,000 l
While you can get amazing and natural-looking results using artificial lights outdoors, sometimes it's best to keep it simple and shoot just with natural light. That's exactly what Jessica Kobeissi does it in her latest video with model Sonya Esman. It's a fun shoot in Los Angeles in which Jessica uses a Canon 5D Mark III with her trusty 24-70mm f/2.8 lens. If you'd like to see
Photographer and educator Elaine Torres has recently been working with the DIGIBEE 800 light by Paul C Buff. With the light, Torres shows us her go-to lighting setup when doing creative portraits. In total, for her lighting she uses a DIGIBEE 800, ALIENBEE 800, 22-inch silver beauty dish and 8.5-inch high output reflector bowl. Her camera of choice is the Canon 5D Mark III and the lens is a 24-70
When capturing portraits, one of the first decisions you need to make is what kind of light you want to use. Some photographers prefer using natural light. It's no-nonsense, relatively easy to work with and it can produce excellent results. Other photographers opt instead for using artificial light, oftentimes trying to recreate a somewhat natural look, but with more flexibility than you have
Jessica Kobeissi is in Stockholm, Sweden along with Rachel and Daniel from Mango Street for a city portrait shoot. For the gear-inclined, Jessica is shooting with her trusty Canon 5D Mark III with a Canon 24-70mm f/2.8 lens. Rachel opted for the Canon 5D Mark IV with a 35mm prime. In the behind the scenes video below, we learn more about each photographer's thought process, how they like
Photography is all about light. No matter what kind of photography you do, light is of central importance. Learning how to recognize, utilize and create good light (and shadows) is a critical skill. Photographer Sean Tucker has started a new video series on his YouTube channel about good light. If you capture images with good light, then you're already well on your way to a good photograph.
Irish photographer Michael Meade is a commercial photographer and videographer without a singular genre focus. In fact, Meade shoots landscape, travel, wedding, music and dance photography. That's quite the variety! As part of their Spotlight series, Adorama has turned their focus toward Meade to show off his work and give a background on his background and typical workflow. Michael grew up i


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