Portrait Photography

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Lotta teaches you how to tell a story when shooting portraits, whether in the studio or out on the street! 0:00 - Intro 0:18 - Shooting in Studio vs. on the Street 1:05 - How to Plan for the Unplanned 2:27 - Enhance Your Street Portraits 3:03 - Advantages of Street Photography
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How much do you know about New York City’s 1982 Loft Law, which established a process for artists to obtain legal occupancy of the raw industrial spaces they inhabited, while also providing rent stabilization and protection from future eviction? Or the pigeon fanciers who were once a fixture across the rooftops of Brooklyn and remain valued as neighborhood sentinels? Above photograph © Joshua Charow If these poetic vestiges from Gotham’s storied past have you dreaming about the good old days, then you won’t want to miss our podcast with gen-Z
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The dictionary defines culture as “the way of life for an entire society.” But sometimes larger forces create rifts within the whole, inevitably leading to a confrontation between factions. A prime example of this cultural struggle is playing out today within the cities and villages of Ukraine, the focus of today’s episode. Above photograph © Maxim Dondyuk In this sixth installment of our monthly series, Picturing World Cultures, we speak with Ukrainian photographer and visual artist Maxim Dondyuk, and his wife and artistic manager, Irina
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For anyone familiar with the photo industry, the mammoth lawsuit between The Andy Warhol Foundation and renowned music photographer Lynn Goldsmith should be no secret. This complex battle over the rights to her 1981 portrait of the artist formerly known as Prince lasted seven years and went all the way to the Supreme Court. Above photograph © Lynn Goldsmith But do you know the circumstances behind her original portrait session with the famously reserved musician, and were you aware of all the misinformation about this case that was
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Fashion photographer Jeff Berlin discusses how to prepare for high-level editorial and commercial shoots. 0:00 - Intro 3:20 - Tip 1 5:00 - Tip 2 6:37 - Tip 3 7:32 - Tip 4 8:53 - Tip 5 11:36 - Tip 6 13:08 - Tip 7 16:00 - Tip 8 19:46 - Tip 9 23:38 - Tip 10 23:56 - Tip 11 28:37 - Tip 12 32:53 - Tip 13 34:00 - Tip 14 35:27 - Tip 15 36:41 - Final thoughts Sponsored by Watch
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Professional tree planting is back breaking piecework—a combination of high intensity sport and industrial labor that requires both technical finesse and remarkable physical and mental endurance. Using techniques more often associated with high-performance athletes, experienced planters (commonly known as high-ballers) leap up and down through uneven and debris-strewn terrain, armed only with a shovel and 30-kg bags of seedlings on their backs. Above photograph © Rita Leistner In recent years, tree planting has become a rite of passage among
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Mark Mann is a celebrity and advertising photographer whose editorial work has appeared in Esquire, Men’s Health, Vibe, Spin, Fortune, Billboard, Parade, and Complex, among other publications. Join him as he discusses his latest book, Movement at the Still Point: An Ode to Dance, and photographs portraits live. 0:00 - About Bild / In This Presentation 4:40 - Mann's Work 12:44 - Mann's Dance Portrait Project 23:19 - Q&A 32:22 - Photoshoot Demo 40:34 - Q&A What do you think of Mann’s work? Would you like to capture the fluid motion of
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As any photographer will tell you, it's not about the camera, but what's behind the lens that counts. If you're looking to create stunning portrait images, pay attention to these portrait techniques and tips for getting started on a budget. 0:00 - A Hot Take...? 0:54 - Observe Natural Light 1:33 - Experiment with Artificial Light 1:56 - Know Your Locations 2:08 - Reflections and Harsh Light 2:28 - Gear Advice 3:23 - Invest in Yourself! Have any portrait photography tips to share? Let us know in the Comments section, below.
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Transform your wedding photography into captivating cinematic art. Andre Brown discusses techniques for transforming ordinary wedding moments into extraordinary narratives. 0:00 - Introduction 1:45 - About Andre: Setup 3:43 - What is Cinematic? 10:27 - Details 18:04 - Prep 20:52 - Establishing Shot 23:38 - Sequencing 33:03 - Portraits and couple portraits 55:21 - Groups 1:01:41 - Getting it Right in-Camera 1:04:41 - Image Breakdown 1:10:23 - Q&A Sponsored by
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There are many different ways to look at culture, and today we take a geographic approach to distinguish people who live in rural mountain and hilly settings from those of the wider plains and urban areas. Above photograph © Daniel Rosca Our focus is the country of Romania, where we’ll explore the rustic landscape of small farms, hand-tilled fields, and local communities that still identify with the working methods and traditions of the past. Along the way, we’ll follow the cyclical work of farmers and shepherds, gain insight into the Orthodox
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What are the advantages of natural light in portraiture? In this video, Lotta Milde shares her techniques for working with natural light when making portraits. She explains how to utilize direct, diffused, or backlight and teaches you how to use a reflector. 0:00 - What is Natural Light Photography? 0:42 - Harsh/Direct Light 1:51 - Diffused Light 2:24 - Backlight 2:55 - Upgrade Your Natural Light Portraits How does natural light factor into your photography? Let us know in the Comments section, below.
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Musicians are some of the most expressive and recognizable personalities in today’s culture. We sit down with photographer Jeremy Saffer to discuss his approach to music photography, including how lighting plays such a massive role in his signature look. 0:00 - Introduction 1:20 - How Saffer Got Started 5:58 - Concert Photography 9:55 - Creating the Scene 12:35 - Saffer's Inspiration 14:43 - Lighting 18:50 - How Saffer Photographed His "Heroes" 21:30 - How Saffer Began Using Leica Cameras 27:29 - Filming Music Videos 30:25 - Advice on Getting
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Washington Post staff photographer Marvin Joseph picked up a camera at age 14 and has been taking photos ever since. Whether he’s photographing celebrities or personal subjects, his aim is to create interesting images. Join him at B&H’s Bild Expo for a Q&A. 0:00 - Introduction 1:37 - Joseph's Career and Work 10:11 - Experimenting and Creating 17:22 - Model on Horseback 18:40 - What to Do if a Client Dislikes the Photos 24:42 - Post-Production 26:26 - Creative Direction 29:22 - Fear 31:30 - Reaching Out to Celebrities 33:22 -
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While Joshua Irwandi was born and raised in Indonesia, the early pictures he made during his first visit to the region of Asmat, in the province of West Papua, were less than satisfying to him. Yet his fascination with the people and the place stuck, inspiring him to embark on the long-term project Not a Blank Canvas. Above photograph © Joshua Irwandi In this third installment of our monthly series, Picturing World Cultures, we speak with Irwandi about his experiences documenting the people and landscape of Asmat, which offers a window into
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Internationally certified newborn photographer and trainer Fulgani Kharwa shares five tips for photographing newborns. Watch and learn about her gear essentials, the camera settings she uses, and more. 0:00 - Introduction 0:19 - Wrapping 0:40 - Essential Kit 1:05 - Camera Settings 1:23 - Safety Props 1:48 - Education 2:26 - Final Thoughts Thank you to Srishti Digilife India and 1 Stop Cine Digital Pvt. Ltd India for their part in filming this video. Do you have any tips to share? Let us know down below.