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10 Ways to Take Stunning Portraits. A Post By: Darren Rowse How do you take Portraits that have the ‘Wow’ factor?

10 Ways to Take Stunning Portraits

Today and tomorrow I want to talk about taking Portraits that are a little out of the box. You see it’s all very well and good to have a portrait that follows all the rules – but it hit me as I was surfing on Flickr today that often the most striking portraits are those that break all the rules. I want to look at some ways to break out of the mold and take striking portraits by breaking (or at least bending) the rules and adding a little randomness into your portrait photography. I’ll share ten of these tips today and a further ten tomorrow (update: you can see the 2nd part here). 1. Most portraits are taken with the camera at (or around) the eye level of the subject. Get up high and shoot down on your subject or get as close to the ground as you can and shoot up. 2.

It is amazing how much the direction of your subject’s eyes can impact an image. A. B. 3. 4. 5. The shots were amazing, surprising and quite funny. Tim Flach Photography. World Is Beautiful (photos) World Is Beautiful (photos) Our planet is really beautiful place, and what can prove that better than photography!

World Is Beautiful (photos)

Take a look at this 38 most beautiful photos of our planet by Golberz choice. 36 Comments: yoxx said... golberz, you are the greatest images collector i ever met... June 2, 2010 at 12:34 AM Anonymous said... The lighting is exactly the same in the vast majority of these photos. June 5, 2010 at 4:50 AM these are beautiful, no matter how altered they are, they transport me to another time and place away from my life here and allow for a different perspective. thank you for posting these. June 19, 2010 at 12:41 AM Nice photos ruined by excessive use of HDR. June 19, 2010 at 9:16 AM giuliadventures said... I like HDR but too much is too much.Some images are beautiful though!

June 21, 2010 at 12:20 PM Very, Very Nice July 1, 2010 at 12:08 PM bwolper said... Great pictures. July 1, 2010 at 4:07 PM. Startrail Timelapse Compilation - Nevada Nights. 35 Splendid Examples of Forced Perspective Photography. Fotografie von Nousheen Aquil Dieser Post beschäftigt sich mit einem interessanten und herausfordernden Ansatz in der Fotografie – nämlich der Forced Perspective – was sich in etwa mit erzwungener Perspektive übersetzen lässt.

35 Splendid Examples of Forced Perspective Photography

Im Wesentlichen geht es um eine optische Täuschung, die das Objekt größer oder kleiner wirken lässt, als es tatsächlich ist. Durch verschiedene Tricks und den Einsatz skalierter Objekte sowie deren Relation zum Blickwinkel des Betrachters oder zur Position der Kamera, wird der menschlichen Wahrnehmung eine andere Perspektive als die tatsächlich fotografierte vorgegaukelt. Hier geht es allerdings nicht um die Technik, sondern um die Effekte und 35 gut gemachte fotografische Beispiele der Forced Perspective. Forced Perspective Photography Candy Clouds Little Push / Empurrãozinho Ah it’s so little! Model Town It’s too big for the hole 82/365 Clearing the Waters Brincando com a perpectiva Nubes de paz/ Nuvole di pace Drink Leaning Tower of Pisa Clean up……. Evrenye Fighter :) Compose with Fibonacci's Ratio for Phenomenal Photos. Clarification: It's not the Fibonacci Ratio.

Compose with Fibonacci's Ratio for Phenomenal Photos

It's the Golden Ratio (aka phi)- The Fibonacci sequence can be used to approximate the golden ratio, as each successive pair of numbers' ratio gets closer and closer to phi. This is the beauty of nature- Fibonacci numbers are present everywere in nature (count the chunks of pineapple in a "row"), as is phi (bend your index finger, measure from knuckle 1 to knuckle 2, and knuckle 2 to knuckle 3, divide.) But I digress, the point was that it's not the Fibonacci Ratio. (that made me cringe almost as bad as when I hear people talk about "Pythagorean's Theorem". Sorry, math geek) The DuckDuck Collective Blog. A year ago, when DuckDuck collective first came together, we posted a blog entitled “Americana”.

The DuckDuck Collective Blog

This was the first time that the three of us had ever combined our imagery together into a single project. “Americana 2″ is a look into some of the more personal images and portraits we have taken over the last year as a team. It has been a beautiful ride and we are so glad so many of you have enjoyed it with us. About DuckDuck: Hello, we’re John, Ally, and Matt — a collective of photographers and filmmakers based out of Lynchburg, VA. Keep in touch! Most Popular Photography Tips, Tricks, and Hacks of 2010.