A fast prime lens with just the right focal length makes for perfect portraiture. Matthew Richards searches out the best.
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Because it’s all about the Details
To 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.
These are the 1,238 eye movements a photographer made while obsessing over the details.
by Drew Hopper
Novice monks reciting passages inside a quiet temple in Old Bagan, Myanmar.
Drew 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.
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.
Investing 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.
But flash can be a difficult beast to master, not least because the burst of light is almost instantaneous.
There 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.
Second, 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.
Third, 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.
In 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.