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Shooting Creative Holiday Portraits at Night with a Single Flash

Photographer and YouTuber Irene Rudnik was recently scrolling through Instagram when she stumbled across some beautiful blue-hour snow portraits by photographer @kateblc. Like any good artist, she decided to run with that inspiration, and in the video above, she takes us along behind the scenes to see how she captured a beautiful holiday-themed nighttime portrait […] petapixel.com

2019-12-27 17:44

9 Photography Lighting Hacks to Level Up Your Portraits

Last time we shared some tips from JT of Run N Gun, he showed us how to get pro-looking dramatic portraits using just one light source. In another recent video, he shares a bunch of quick and easy photography lighting hacks for shooting portraits, using some everyday items you can find in your home or office, or grocery stores and craft supply shops! thephoblographer.com

2019-10-15 19:00

Four Subtle Lightroom Adjustments for Better Portraits

If you’re looking for a quick set of useful techniques that will help improve your portrait photography, this video from Tajreen Hedayet of Tajreen&Co is a great resource. In just four minutes she covers four subtle-but-impactful Lightroom adjustments that you can use to create more professional-looking portraits. As Hedayet explains at the beginning of the […] petapixel.com

2019-10-9 21:39

This Company is Giving Away 100,000 AI-Generated Portraits for Free

A company called Icons8 has just released “a massive free resource of 100k faces generated from scratch” using an AI algorithm trained on tens of thousands of real-life portraits. The resulting headshots can be used by anybody, royalty free, without worrying about model releases or other stock photography issues, since a fake person can’t exactly […] petapixel.com

2019-9-21 21:04

Portraits of Honor: Photographing the Last of the WWII Veterans

This is a year for monumental anniversaries of events in American historyparticularly the WWII 75th anniversaries of the D-Day invasion, Operation Market Garden, and the Battle of the Bulge. With those in mind, I started a project in April photographing WWII veterans, knowing that the numbers still surviving are dropping rapidly each day. I called […] petapixel.com

2019-9-12 19:19

Pro Tip: How to Add Character to Your Location Portraits

So, you've found a nice location that gives you some pretty interesting backdrops for your next portrait shoot. However, it's often only one part of the picture, so to speak. In this quick tutorial for Adorama, Gavin Hoey gives us some tips and ideas on how to use props, wardrobe and styling, lighting, and a little bit of post-processing to add character to our location portraits. thephoblographer.com

2019-7-28 07:00

Researchers Developed an AI that Can Relight Portraits After the Fact

A group of researchers and engineers from UC San Diego and Google have trained a neural network to “relight” portraits after the fact “according to any provided environment map.” In other words: their system can take any photo and adjust the lighting at willincluding the direction, temperature, and quality of the light. The technology was […] petapixel.com

2019-7-16 22:35