Calling All Portrait Photographers!

The goal of this community is to share, engage, and learn from others across the globe doing what we all love, taking portraits!

With that said, please feel free to introduce yourself here, where you're from and share a favorite portrait of yours!

Blue spruce

Model: Nadya Smetanina @nsmetanka
Mua/hair: Tatyana Kuznetsova @ktatyana_makeup

Nikon d90+Nikkor 50mm 1.4G
Natural light,forest

Natural Light Portrait

Natural Light Portrait
Canon 5D Mark IV, 85mm F/1.2, F/1.8, 1/3200s, iso 100


Last week I took a few impromptu shots of Yana and decided to set up a time to do a real shoot.

On our way to the location, flash gear at hand, I noticed some great light at this particular location. So we stopped and took advantage of it leaving the flash gear packed. After taking a few shots in the natural light we continued on to our...

Classy girl

Had a nice time photographing in available light studio with beautiful Milja. Love to shoot with available light. It gives so much more smoother results. Here is a classy portrait of a beautiful girl.



Check out more photos from


This was shot on the XT-1, and lit with a two Cactus RF60 speedlights, one on his face in a 60cm softbox gelled blue and one on the background gelled teal.

Spontaneous Portrait

Went on a walk with my girlfriend and puppy the other day. Had no intention of taking any photos of anything but the trees in the park but decided to try some natural light portraits (I never shoot natural light portraits) I was pretty happy with how this one turned out and thought I'd share/ask for any critiques:)

Apocalypse Now

This was taken in a friends swimming pool. Two exposures - the flames were created by squirting lighter fuel on the water and lighting it. The model was a great sport - she had to put up with grease paint, freezing water and a couple of guys playing with matches :)

Mysterious Lady

Essence of Beauty

Editorial for magazine. Couture.


Nikita Tikka

Studio and Dress Provided by
Your Day Design, Helsinki

Need improvement

Hey guys I'm here trying to improve my art in photography and just be a better photographer in general any tips would be helpful

Yana On The Wall

Our second shoot together and Yana's second actual shoot ever. She is really eager to experiment, learn, and collaborate. Since she has never done any modeling before it's great practice for me as a photographer. Directing models is not easy; especially those who have never posed for the camera before.

As I gave her direction it was a...

Model: Yoël Janssen

Model: Yoël Janssen
Photographer: Bram van Dal

Camera settings:
Shutterspeed: 1/2000
Aperture: F / 1.8
Iso: 320
Camera: Canon 5DmkII
Lens: 85mm

Location: Strijp-S Eindhoven.

With this picture I have left the model on a metal staircase, on the outside of a building. Because she is sitting...

Shaving box

A couple of months ago my mother gave me my grandfather's old shaving box. She asked me to take a few pictures of it. After thinking the shots out I decided to create a selfportrait. I setup the lights and tried different variations, modifiers, color filters and lenses.

In the box I found a Gillette razor, Gillette razor blades, De...

A gentleman

I did this photo shoot for a client in his home in a confined space. 9 feet ceiling gave me some room to work with. Here are a couple of shots.

Second image is a repost of an earlier one a different processing as suggested by Sennia Kyle.

C & C welcome.