Tag: portrait

Working the scene

Working the scene

My best friend and favourite model binequ and I love to do photography projects. So we try to get together as often as possible for some fun time. Usually we begin with some basic photographs and then our creative juices start flowing and we come up with lots of ideas

This time we wanted to do portraits including the surrounding area as important part of composition. I chose a 23 mm fixed focal length. The idea was to work on different locations and to get inspired by whatever we would find on sight . We started with colours and patterns by using graffiti as background. At the next stop we included nature. Then we worked with architecture and also an old East German car. For our final round we found some metal vents that were wrapped with blue foil that made fore some nice effects that we worked into the composition.  

As you can see the results were all very different. 

Picture perfect Posing – Book Review

Picture perfect Posing – Book Review

Picture Perfect Posing: Practicing the Art of Posing for Photographers and ModelsPicture Perfect Posing: Practicing the Art of Posing for Photographers and Models by Roberto Valenzuela
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I just started getting more serious about Portrait Photography. The technical side is the one I am finally getting but I had a really hard time posing people. This book provides the photographer with a system that helps finding the reasons why a pose does or doesn’t work. This is especially helpful when working with non professional models. Since I have read the book I have already made much better portraits, because now I can see what makes a pose awkward and change it so that I get better results. The rest now is practise, practise, practise. I can absolutely recommend this book for anyone who needs help on that subject.