naimabarcelona:

Zhenya Katava by Willis Roberts

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notsosecretlyhidden asked:
Hi just want to say that I love your style! its amazing! i found you through just browsing tumblr! Quick question. I have a Canon 60d and a 50mm Fantastic Plastic. Can you provide any tips for taking a good portrait shot? I seem to not be able to get anything good!

lucaspassmore:

First, best, and easiest thing you can do to improve your portrait work is to shoot an interesting subject. They don’t necessarily have to be a professional model, or even conventionally ‘beautiful’, so long as the person is fascinating to YOU. Start with that before you think you need to upgrade any gear.

Secondly, a good basic, no-cost set-up is to side-light your subject using natural window light: position your subject perpendicular to a large window, about 3-5 feet away; open up your apertaure to 2.0; be careful to put your AF square on their eye and do NOT recompose, as super shallow DOF is not very forgiving with movement after focus-lock.

The last thing you should try to do is elicit some kind of emotion from your subject— this is where you as a director will come into play, which trumps about any other aspect of being a photographer… more than lighting knowledge, technical prowess, or expensive lenses&bodies. 

…as you grow as a photographer, you can always hire assistants&crew to light complicated schematics, retouch your images, or create compositions/sets… but when it comes down to it, it’s your sole and unique ability to draw a performance, look, or emotion out of a near complete stranger, that’s really gonna make your images connect.  

This is important.


astronomic-al:

backspaceforward:

Allie Lewis @ IMG Models by Adrian Nina

zebeau:

 Anna Selezneva

thomaslavelle:

© Thomas Lavelle

Anais / 2014

forthosewhocravefashion:

Eva Doll by Thomas Lavelle for Marie Claire Russia June 2014

brashycouture:

October 05, 2014 at 04:37AM

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