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
via PhotoPlus – The Canon Magazine

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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
via N-Photo

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
via camerapixo

Because it’s all about the Details

Because it’s all about the Details

details10aTo demonstrate the incredible printing power of the new family of Canon imagePROGRAF pro printers, we took a look inside the mind of those who obsess over prints the most – pro photographers. We invited famed fashion photographer Lindsay Adler to print and analyze one of her most stunning photographs. Using eye-tracking technology, we traced every single eye movement of her relentless attention to detail, ultimately proving how obsessed she really is.

details10bThese are the 1,238 eye movements a photographer made while obsessing over the details.

Seeking Enlightenment

Seeking Enlightenment
by Drew Hopper
Novice monks reciting passages inside a quiet temple in Old Bagan, Myanmar.

DrewHopper11aDrew Hopper is a fine art landscape and travel photographer from Australia. Drew is very passionate of what he does, but is most passionate about this beautiful place we call home. Through his images, Drew express his feelings for the places he has adventured and the beauty of nature that he encounters along his journey.

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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