Tag: portrait

Studio experiments with the Sigma 17-50 mm F2.8 EX DC OS HSM

Hey guys, last week I once again went to a photo studio to do some experiments. This time a simple background and “normal” light conditions weren’t enough for me because I wanted to try something new. I wanted to use flashes in another way, and since I’ve become a big fan of strobes used in ...

WILLIAM PAUL GOTTLIEB

William Paul Gottlieb, born in 1917, was one of the most important music journalists and photographers of his time. For his lifetime the New Yorkan artist was a big admirer of jazz music. After some months at the “Washington Post”, where he started to work as an advertising agent in 1938, he was quickly promoted ...

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Guest contribution: Portrait photography with Verena Prinz

Hi, dear photography fans! For quite some time I’ve been following the Fotogenerell Blog and just like Tamara and Beatrice I have a great passion for photography. That’s why I was more than happy when they asked me if I wouldn’t like to write a guest commentary. Well – I simply couldn’t resist and would ...

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Portrait Photography with the Sigma 50mm F1.4 EX DG HSM

One Model – one Location – one Lens. To have the right equipment for my upcoming photoshoot, I look through my objectives for a suitable portrait lens. Back then, as a beginner in the photography, I bought the light strong Sigma 50mm F1.4 EX DG HSM lens. Now, I unpacked it again and to have ...

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Martin Parr:  

  Martin Parr, who was born in England in 1952, is one of the most popular photographers worldwide. The exhibition in the KUNST HAUS WIEN is the first great retrospective of the famous Magnum photographer in Austria. It provides a comprehensive insight into Parr’s works. I must confess that Martin Parr wasn’t really a big ...

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SPP 6.X.X: Color Mode „Portrait“

With the 6th version of SPP additional color modes were introduced. Currently Sigma’s RAW converter has 10 of these modes, whereby some of them – like “Sunset Red” and “Cinema” – are somewhat gimmicky. With the Merrills and SPP 5.X.X „neutral“ was, or rather still is, the color mode of my choice. With the Quattro ...

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Tip for better Portraits: Squint your Eyes!

If somebody looks good on photos, we like to say she or he is photogenic. We blame it on charisma, which is a mysterious concept that cannot be quantified. If portrait-photographer Peter Hurley , who only recently published his second video-tutorial on the topic, is to be believed, good portraits aren’t magic but a precise ...

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Portraits of the old school: Keliy Anderson-Staleys tintypes

For nine years, she has devoted herself to portrait photography by exclusively using a process almost as ancient as the art of photography itself. With her collodion iron plates (tintypes), Keliy Anderson-Staley travels around the USA, always on the look-out for interesting faces and captures them on the robust medium. © Keliy Anderson-Staley © Keliy Anderson-Staley Every tintypes is ...