Tag: portraits

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The world in faces – by Alexander Khimushin

Faces keep fascinating me. Some time ago I already told you in an article how much emotions in portrait photography fascinate me. Human emotions can literally be read in our faces. With the exception of extremely good poker players, perhaps. And that’s exactly why I find faces especially thrilling. One and the same face can ...

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Chris de Bode – LensCulture Portrait Photo Award Winner

What makes a good portrait picture? To me portrait photography is difficult and exciting at the same time. Difficult because your own work to a high degree depends on another person and the harmony between the photographer and the person portrayed has a great impact. Even if you master your technique perfectly and have the ...

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Guest contribution: Portrait photography with Verena Prinz

Hi, dear photography fans! For quite some time I’ve been following the Fotogenerell Blog and just like Tamara and Beatrice I have a great passion for photography. That’s why I was more than happy when they asked me if I wouldn’t like to write a guest commentary. Well – I simply couldn’t resist and would ...

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Special photos with special people

Every day Brock Elbank looks forward to checking his emails! Why’s that? He keeps waiting for messages from people with freckles who have their pictures taken by him. When he was still living in Sydney he happened to cross the path of a 10-year-old boy on a very ordinary day. He says about this encounter, ...

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Kevin Abosch – a good photographer and an even better business man

Irish photographer Kevin Abosch is known for his portraits of famous and influential people as well as for his strong business acumen. Rumors have it that he’s good friends with every CEO in Silicon Valley and that he’s able to see and take a photo of the “true face of a star”. His portraits with ...

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Tip: Greg Anderson’s Portraits from the National Beard and Mustache Championships 2013

Sometimes I think that portraiture is stale and boring, and that there is nothing new to be expected out of this particular photography genre. But then I stumble upon a photographer, who’s work reminds me of just how interesting portraiture can be. Because there is more than enough people, and every single one of them ...

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Portrait Photography: How Crucial is the Right Angle?

Thanks to PetaPixel, I stumbled over a short, but highly insightful and funny video. In it, a Korean girl demonstrates the importance of camera angle for portraits in 14 seconds. Whether a person is photographed from above or below can make a huge difference. A difference of roughly 10 to 30 kilos. 😉 For photographers ...

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Portraits of the old school: Keliy Anderson-Staleys tintypes

For nine years, she has devoted herself to portrait photography by exclusively using a process almost as ancient as the art of photography itself. With her collodion iron plates (tintypes), Keliy Anderson-Staley travels around the USA, always on the look-out for interesting faces and captures them on the robust medium. © Keliy Anderson-Staley © Keliy Anderson-Staley Every tintypes is ...