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Portrait Tips: Light outside the box
Making marketing pictures at schools is one of my favorites activities. There's endless variety in subjects and every classroom offers...
Improving environmental portraits with Luminar 4
Learn how to enhance both subjects in an environmental portrait. You can make the person look amazing with AI Skin...
Portrait Tips: Challenge conquers dread
Dread: That's the feeling that happens when you know you're in over your head but you have to perform anyway....
Portrait Tips: Get close for impactful character portraits
Whenever you make a portrait, you should say to yourself, "Self, I like this picture because ____." Then, you should...
Portrait Tips: A chance with Patch
The other day a fellow contacted me about a picture I made nearly ten years ago. He was an assistant...
Portrait Tips: Make pictures now, chimp later
With visions of Joe McNally's firetruck portraits in mind, I set out on a ride-along with the Salt Lake City...
Portrait Tips: Identify the environment
I'm pretty excited because Vanelli and I are teaching a class at Photoshop World on environmental portraiture. I love making...
How to get perfect detail and tones in environmental portraits
Making pictures of people who are good at their craft while they are doing their craft is one of the...
Portrait Tips: Include Details
I’ve said many times that the background in a picture is just a backdrop that’s its job is to not...
Portrait Tips: Use HDR For Softer Light
If you know anything about HDR, you probably know it shouldn't be used for portraits. High Dynamic Range photography techniques...
Offbeat with Joel Grimes
Joel Grimes’ work is instantly recognizable. From powerful, dynamic posing, to a rich, yet desaturated, HDR look, to masterful compositing...
Photo of the Day: Mushing Sled Dog
Category: Portraits Photograph: by Joan Manel Zamora Muoz Originally shared on the Photofocus Google+ community. To learn how your work...

Portrait Tips: Light outside the box

Making marketing pictures at schools is one of my favorites activities. There’s endless variety in subjects and every classroom offers unique challenges in lighting. Last week I was making pictures in Oregon for a longtime client, the schools foundation. They

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Portrait Tips: Challenge conquers dread

Dread: That’s the feeling that happens when you know you’re in over your head but you have to perform anyway. Dread started weighing on me and pulling my stomach into my shoes when I arrived for this photoshoot. I was

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Portrait Tips: A chance with Patch

The other day a fellow contacted me about a picture I made nearly ten years ago. He was an assistant to the master woodcarver and I spent a few minutes making pictures with them. The event was Baby Animal Days

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Portrait Tips: Identify the environment

I’m pretty excited because Vanelli and I are teaching a class at Photoshop World on environmental portraiture. I love making environmental portraits because they help inform our knowledge of the person we’re looking at without saying a word. The trouble

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Portrait Tips: Include Details

I’ve said many times that the background in a picture is just a backdrop that’s its job is to not ruin the portrait. Well, this time I’m backpedaling a little. The right background or environment or details for your picture

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Portrait Tips: Use HDR For Softer Light

If you know anything about HDR, you probably know it shouldn’t be used for portraits. High Dynamic Range photography techniques usually increase the ability to see details, and nobody wants to see more detail in the skin in a portrait.

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Copyright 2015 Joels Grimes

Offbeat with Joel Grimes

Joel Grimes’ work is instantly recognizable. From powerful, dynamic posing, to a rich, yet desaturated, HDR look, to masterful compositing which is both surreal and firmly grounded in reality, his photography is iconic. His work has such intensity that, when I met Joel a few years back, expected him to be equally intense and, perhaps, aloof. Instead, Joel is easy-going, approachable and generous with his time and knowledge.

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Photo of the Day: Mushing Sled Dog

Category: Portraits Photograph: by Joan Manel Zamora Muoz Originally shared on the Photofocus Google+ community. To learn how your work can be featured on the site, please read this article.

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Portrait Tips: A chance with Patch

The other day a fellow contacted me about a picture I made nearly ten years ago. He was an assistant to the master woodcarver and I spent a few minutes making pictures with them. The event was Baby Animal Days

Read More

Portrait Tips: Identify the environment

I’m pretty excited because Vanelli and I are teaching a class at Photoshop World on environmental portraiture. I love making environmental portraits because they help inform our knowledge of the person we’re looking at without saying a word. The trouble

Read More

Portrait Tips: Include Details

I’ve said many times that the background in a picture is just a backdrop that’s its job is to not ruin the portrait. Well, this time I’m backpedaling a little. The right background or environment or details for your picture

Read More

Portrait Tips: Use HDR For Softer Light

If you know anything about HDR, you probably know it shouldn’t be used for portraits. High Dynamic Range photography techniques usually increase the ability to see details, and nobody wants to see more detail in the skin in a portrait.

Read More
Copyright 2015 Joels Grimes

Offbeat with Joel Grimes

Joel Grimes’ work is instantly recognizable. From powerful, dynamic posing, to a rich, yet desaturated, HDR look, to masterful compositing which is both surreal and firmly grounded in reality, his photography is iconic. His work has such intensity that, when I met Joel a few years back, expected him to be equally intense and, perhaps, aloof. Instead, Joel is easy-going, approachable and generous with his time and knowledge.

Read More

Photo of the Day: Mushing Sled Dog

Category: Portraits Photograph: by Joan Manel Zamora Muoz Originally shared on the Photofocus Google+ community. To learn how your work can be featured on the site, please read this article.

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Brian Smith Portraits of Kathmandu Nepal

Tips for Shooting Better Portraits

Creating a compelling portrait can take a lot of thought and design. But here are three practical tips you can use to improve your image. Choose the Right Lens Choosing the correct lens can make a huge impact on your

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My Portrait System — Great Shots Each Time

I photograph a lot of people in their places–people working and living and their environments. These environmental portraits are so much fun to make, but I’ve usually got a limited time to make them–business people can only halt business for

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