Opinion on Crops


I rarely shoot images of people, but had an opportunity last weekend to shoot some shots of my buddy, Will, while we snowshoed in Colorado. I took a shot of him that I really like and would appreciate your feedback. I'm torn if I should crop the image or leave it as is.

Please let me know what you think.


Renaissance Series

Taking another "creativity break" from my usual wedding work to dig up photos from a shoot I did last year with the amazing model Yoann Promonet (@yoann_savi on IG). This was shot in a park in a famous park in Montreal.Used an off-camera AD200 on a monopod shot through a softbox held by assistant on camera left. Post-processed and color-graded...

The Angled Block Wall

I've always been drawn to environmental portraiture and started making these type of portraits back in my Air Force day. Guys wanted their portrait made with an airplane in the environment.

Sloss Furnaces in Birmingham Alabama was a blast furnace that produced pig iron. Sloss was in operation from the late 1800s through to the 1970s....

Portrait Shoot - Fairy Tale inspired

Hi Guys,
Totally new to the group, well Fstoppers in general. I just did a shoot over the weekend and was super excited and wanted to share. It was a portrait shoot, out at the Sekrit Theater here in Austin.

Let me know what you guys think.


Melvin Schoenst

MELVIN SCHOENST has been a cattle auctioneer since he could first say “moo”. While other kids played cowboys and Indians or cops and robbers, he and his brother played “rancher and auctioneer”, with sticks and stones as pretend cows, trying to see who could get their tongue round the words faster. At sixteen he auctioned his first real cow. Now...

Edgar Fricke

EDGAR (Junior to most) FRICKE’s lineage to Round Top stretches back to his great grandfather George who fought in the Mexican War of 1846. His grandfather was a founder of the Round Top bank which still guards Ed’s money.
For some of the early pioneers, rifle clubs were a necessity. Those immigrants who had come from large cities in their...

Mother Nature (ADOMAKY3DE3)

My eyes are opened to the deplorable state my gifts have become. Anger, pain and resentment are my feelings towards those I have charged with the protection of these gifts.

My gifts of vast plain surfaces and its richness have not been utilised to its full potentials. What is expected to bring food doesn't.
Shade to cool these...

Oil and Water

KAREN VERNON and KEN MUENZENMAYER are accomplished artists but both the paintings and the painters are as different from each other as oil and water. Karen is outgoing, gregarious and effervescent. She favours watercolour as her medium of choice and mostly paints flowers, still life and landscapes. Her work is vibrant with colour, and every...

The Rev Puffrock

From a series 'The Front Porch' - first exhibited at the National Portrait Gallery in London as part of the John Kobal Awards

Larry Birkelbach - Festival Hill’s Michelangelo

There is one man who comes to the concerts at the Festival Institute not just for the music but for the thrill of listening and seeing the reaction of the audience
The source of their surprise and adulation is the interior of the concert hall every inch of it adorned with hand carved motifs. While the inspiration for the design came from...

Model: Nico VanEs

Model: Nico VanEs
Photographer: Bram van Dal

Camera settings:
Shutterspeed: 1/180
Aperture: F / 1.4
Iso: 1000
Camera: Canon 5DmkII
Lens: 85mm

Location: Art hotel in Eindhoven.

This photo comes from 3 sides of daylight through windows into the building, rear right and left back ensures...

Opinions wanted and valued

Seven months ago I uploaded a few images to here from my first attempt at model photography.
I asked for your opinions and input, most replies were very informative and helped me with my technique.
This is my 2nd go working with a model and again, having taking all your advice on board, as much as possible, I again would value your...