Au coeur du Kamchatka

Ce n’est pas pour rien que le volcan Bakening est appelé le cœur du Kamchatka – il est magnifique !! Les mots ne peuvent pas décrire, il faut le voir! Et ce n’est pas l’hiver, mais juillet. Un vrai lac de glace dans la caldera d’un volcan! Pour voir cette beauté, il valait la peine de traverser des passages difficiles et plusieurs kilomètres à travers champs et forêts en compagnie de milliers de moustiques du Kamtchatka affamés! —Elena Pakhalyuk

В сердце Камчатки
Не зря вулкан Бакенинг называют сердцем Камчатки – он прекрасен!! Словами не описать, это надо видеть! И это не зима, а июль. Настоящее ледяное озеро в кальдере вулкана! Чтобы увидеть эту красоту стоило пройти сложные перевали и многие километры по полям и лесам в компании тысячи голодных камчатских комаров! —Elena Pakhalyuk
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Portrait Primes | Canon

Matthew Richards searches for the best fast and short portrait prime lenses.
The Contenders:
Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM — Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM — Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM — Canon EF 85mm f/1.4L IS USM — Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM | A — Sigma 85mm f/1.4 DG HSM | A — Tamron SP 45mm f/1.8 Di VC USD — Tamron SP 85mm f/1.8 Di VC USD

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Portrait Primes
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Portrait Primes | Nikon

A fast prime lens with just the right focal length makes for perfect portraiture. Matthew Richards searches out the best.
The Contenders:
Nikon AF-S 50mm f/1.8G — Nikon AF-S 50mm f/1.4G — Nikon AF-S 85mm f/1.8G — Nikon AF-S 85mm f/1.4G — Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM | A — Sigma 85mm f/1.4 DG HSM | A — Tamron SP 45mm f/1.8 Di VC USD — Tamron SP 85mm f/1.8 Di VC USD

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Portrait Primes
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Photography is like music

Wolfgang Wittling is a free-lance photographer. His passion for photography and art has produced a multitude of photographic images, which have been featured in several publications and gallery exhibitions.
Photography is like music. There are no language barriers. You can communicate with people around the world and connect. As they say, “a picture is worth a 1000 words”.

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Photography is like music
Wolfgang Wittling Photography
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Free portrait lighting guide: 24 essential studio lighting set-ups

Become a master of professional portrait lighting with these 24 essential studio lighting set-ups. Our free portrait lighting guide offers everything you need to know to get set up, plus illustrations of the effects.

studiosetup09aInvesting in a home studio kit is one of the best ways to take your portraits to the next level. You can light subjects from any direction, fix attachments to change the quality and spread of the light, and use a low ISO to ensure the highest image quality.

studiosetup09bBut flash can be a difficult beast to master, not least because the burst of light is almost instantaneous.

studiosetup09cThere are three main areas of control when using studio flash heads. First, you have control over the quality and spread of the light through use of attachments like umbrellas and softboxes.

studiosetup09dSecond, you can put the head wherever you choose: up high, down low, in front of or behind your subject, with each position changing the look of your image.

studiosetup09eThird, you can use the power settings on the flash to control the output, which becomes important when you start balancing the light from multiple heads.

studiosetup09fIn our free portrait lighting guide we explain how to control these three factors so you can begin to sculpt the light so it behaves exactly how you want it to, every time.

studiosetup09gfrom: digitalcameraworld

Heidrun Wehl by Julie Brass

Julie Brass for YLVA AW 13/14
The young label YLVA has been founded by Vienna based Claudia Lecnik who gets constantly inspired by the love for animals and nature. This love reflects into all her pieces combined with creative urbanism and handmade details. AW 13/14 collection photographed by the talented Julie Brass on a beautiful sunset evening in the Lobau featuring model Heidrun Wehl with hair and make-up by Agnes Veegh.

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Julie Brass Photography

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