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!

Model: John Geerts

Model: John Geerts
Photographer: Bram van Dal

Camera settings:
Shutterspeed: 1/250
Aperture: F / 1.8
Iso: 320
Lens: 85mm

Location: Popei in Eindhoven at Strijp-S.

If you know how to work with sunlight, you can also work with a studio lamp, but that also applies the other way around.



What do you think of this portrait?
I used only one strobe light with softbox at almost 90 degrees of the models.

Be Bold

Hello everyone! Something a bit different here, I shot this image with a 35mm and a two light setup, one deep para as key light and an umbrella as fill. Any suggestions would be very welcome!

Model: Anne-Marie Schipper

Model: Anne-Marie Schipper
Photographer: Bram van Dal

Camera settings:
Shutterspeed: 1/125
Aperture: F / 1.4
Iso: 640
Lens: 85mm

Location: Het Ketelhuis, at Strijp-S in Eindhoven. Built in 1929 for the generation of compressed air and electricity on the industrial estate, which has been converted into...

Composite portrait

The challenge here was to blend the two images together in a sympathetic manner, trying to ensure that background light, texture, and detail such as the water droplets were preserved while not allowing them to overwhelm the portrait image itself. I'm interested to know whether people thought this was achieved successfully or not, and any...

Pardon My Back

Canon 6D and 35mm 1.4 @ 13 1/60 sec iso 100 flashpoint xplor600 48" fotodiox octabox critique always welcome

Does this image catch your eye?

Here is a photo I took recently of a friend of mine. Still working on retouching, but wanted to know if this photo is compelling or just a snapshot. If you think it is just snapshot, please explain why and vice versa.

Scene from a horror movie

I got new light modifiers where I can direct the light from the speedlightsmuch more specific. I'm still making mistakes with the aperture and shutterspeed. But that was the best picture from the session.

I'm always stressed during a shoot with speedlights in comperrison with natural lights because with them I can't say "yeah the light...

A Question for the Community

Hi Everyone,

When you use a tripod for PORTRAITS, do you also need to get a shutter release control? Or, is this last device necessary only for landscape photography? Thanks in advance for your replies.