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!


Nikon D810 Nikkon 70-200 3 x SB910/SB800 Deep Octas 39" 27" Reflector Lastolite 39"gold/silver Home Made Gel (Blue/Red Sharpe)F4.0 1/160s ISO100 Main Light 1/16 Kicker 1/32 Background 1/16 Zoom 170mm


Model: Elena Shiukashvili
Photographer: Gary McGillivray-Birnie
Lighting: Natural Light
Location: Dubai
Camera: Nikon D810 Lens: 85mm f/1.4 Settings: ISO 100, f/3.5, 1/160s
© 2018 Gary McGillivray-Birnie

Malu - One of my favorite portraits

This is one of my favorite portraits that I have shot. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do, and all critiques and comments are welcome and appreciated.

Shot with a Canon Rebel T3i, 50mm f/1.8 lens.
Edited in Lightroom
Retouched in Photoshop and Portrait Pro Studio.

Make a Wish

My daughter turned 14 this weekend (OMG, I'm feeling old), so of course we celebrated with cake and candles. This seemed like a good time to practice aiming my camera at a person instead of trees, mountains, rivers, etc.

I've only done "people pictures" maybe 3 times with a real camera -- the last time was a family member's high school...

High Key Portrait

Newbie to the site and to photography, shooting for about 1 year. This is a portrait I did with my wife as she helps me to try to get better with my portrait photography... all CC is welcome.

D600, Tamron 70-200mm, shot at 82mm 1/160th f8.0 ISO 100... Clamshell lighting with speed light on background.

First Kid Photo Shoot

These are some shots from my first photo shoot involving a kid. Granted, I've only been doing photography for a few weeks now, I really enjoyed the challenge, and I have developed a new respect for people who photograph children often! A couple, i realize, are little more than snapshots, but I did try and think about some of them. Any and all...

Lovely Sweater Weather...

I have really been loving my recent natural light portraiture. I was able to shoot this lovely model today in studio using my Sony A73 and Sigma 50 f/1.4 ART (MC11). I placed a white reflector below her to help lift the shadows a bit. As far as post processing, I have really been loving the Jake Hick's method of "skin smoothing" instead of FS....

When you find old film in the freezer and give it a chance. Opinions, please.

I found a Bulk roll of old Fuji Slide copying film (CDU2/35mm) in the freezer and today I did give it a shot. I loaded a 12 Exp. Roll of it and shot it at the end of a portrait session in the studio. Its a tungsten balanced slide film, but I cross developed it in C41 chemistry and I must say I´m intrigued. Although the cross processing did not...


My first publication in this group, a portrait done with a mix of natural light and one strobe to put more light on her face.

CC welcome!

Chloe - My First Studio Shot

Nikon D810, Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8, 1/160, iso100, f/5.6

I have never done studio photography before... I am a landscaper first who has dabbled in pretty much everything else that photography has to offer but never portraiture or fashion.

I got the opportunity to shoot this model on Monday night and was wondering about how the...

In Pink

Hello everyone! I'm new here, so I thought I'd share something recent. I'm still fairly new to digital photography and have a lot to learn, but I was wondering if I could get some constructive criticism on this image?

Cheers :)

Overwatch - Cosplay portrait - CC

Had the chance to participate to a cosplay event in Montreal - was the first time, still was pretty fun, especially editing those shots, since they allow a greater degree of creativity compared to a standard portrait.

Since was the first time, any comment or critics is more than welcome!