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Hello and welcome!

Please feel free to post your questions and discussions, and share your photography - whether it is something you are proud of, or you have a question about it. Please mention if you'd like feedback or help with anything specific when you post.

Please feel free to introduce yourself, so we can all become photo-...

Test shoot for MUA

These shots are from a sequence shot for MUA Adelle Jung. The model is Julia from Boss Models. Two light set up - beauty dish front plus a 7 inch reflector and 5 deg grid behind and to the right of the model aimed at a silver reflector camera left close to her face.

Creative make up close up

This was shot with the Fujifilm GFX 50s and a 120mm lens. MUA Marita Marianos. Model Carmin
The MUA was adding to her business portfolio and wanted some extreme close ups. The 120mm is a macro and protrait lens which works well for this image.

Shadow play

Beauty shooting at the botanic gardens this week. first time shooting a model with dark skin but we had a wonderful shoot
Model: @agiakur
Mua: @bethoverall.mua
Photographer and retoucher @macrowphotography
Nikon d750 with 105mm 2.8 macro
Sun on camera right and 600 watt strobe in reflective umbrella with diffusion...

Studio beauty shoot

Hey all, first time posting one of my portrait shots here and would love some feedback on this. Bold red makeup to match background. 'Phoenix feathers' made from layering numerous small paper triangles - cut out by hand! Lit with a single beauty dish for catchlights and background spill. Retouched in PS.


Photo & Retouch: Mahmoud Ahmed
Fashion Editor / Stylist: @hodawahby
Model: @im_bogdarina
Agency: @mintandcompanycairo
Client: @alsagheersalons
Makeup/Hair: alsagheersalons


My last photo from beauty photoshoot
Nikon d750 + nikkor 105vr

Critique the Community Portraits

Submit Your Best Portrait for a Chance to Win One of Two Free Fstoppers Tutorials.

Our next Critique the Community launches our brand new platform for the series. Submit your best portrait for a chance to have it reviewed by the Lee Morris and Patrick Hall in addition to winning one of two free Fstoppers original tutorials. 

This contest has ended.

Studio Portrait

Studio Portrait!
Canon 5D Mark IV, 85mm F/1.2, F/14, 1/200s, iso 100, 2 Lights setup, Beauty dish with grid, backlight and Silver Reflector under the face!
Arber Elezi Photography

Studio Portrait

Studio Portrait!
Arber Elezi Photography

S T R I P E D - what do you use portraits for ?

The face is the part where emotions become visual. Faces are used to advertise or sell, to express ideas, to entertain, to detect lies or truth, to seduce, to capture an emotion or a character.

Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Lens: Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L USM II
Light: Canon 430EX - Bounced


My latest beauty shoot project. Any feedback on the photos would appreciated.