Marissa Alden’s Beautiful Fashion Portraiture Work

All images by Marissa Alden. Used with permission. 

Fashion photography requires an abundant flowing of fresh ideas and inspiration to create unique and creative results. Marrisa Alden is a passionate photographer based in Melbourne, Australia who ventured into the world of fashion and portraiture after high school.

Marissa told us she started photography at the tender age of 15 when she took photo journalism as a class at school. She then moved on to exploring landscape and surrealism photography which have become a part of her school portfolio. Upon graduation, she delved into fashion and beauty photography and has never looked back since. She fell in love with the creative side of fashion which allowed her to combine her interests in art, styling, beauty, photography, and design. After all, fashion photography is all about pulling the elements of the clothes and the beauty of the model and the scene together.  Continue reading…

In the Studio: Creating Professional Photos With the Instax Wide Film

If you’re one of those people that has always wanted to create a professional looking image with Instant Film, then you’ve come to the right place. Is it difficult? Not really; but it will surely require you to think in a different way.

On January 15th, The Phoblographer’s Chris Gampat will take you into the studio to create Instant Photos that look like they were professionally shot while still retaining that lo-fi charm that everyone loves. You’ll learn about posing for a portrait, idea generation, lighting, light modifiers, and so much more.

You can find out more on our EventBrite page for the event.

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Evelyn Bencicova Captures Her Subject’s True Selves In Truthness

All Images By Evelyn Bencicova. Used Under A Creative Commons License

There are many photographers who can take a technically perfect picture, with stellar lighting and optimal composition. But the mark of a true professional, of someone who has earned their stripes, is the ability to pull emotion from their subjects, the ability to have their subjects so comfortable that they open themselves up to the photographer, sharing their true selves. Continue reading…

How to Photograph Cosplayers at Comic Con

Photographing cosplayers at Comic Con and other conventions leans two different ways: capturing people on the floor and then trying to create images that stand out from all the rest. Most photographers that take pride in their portraits often try to do something that looks good off the main floor where everyone else is. The great thing about comic con is that pretty much everyone is alright with you taking their picture. It’s even better when you ask someone–let alone less creepy!

With NYCC going on at the time of publishing this piece, here are some tips.

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The Step By Step Basics of Using Studio Lights for Portraiture

When you finally want to get into studio lighting being involved in your photography, we will always recommend strobes over constant lights. Part of this is because they have something called a flash duration that can affect the way that the scene looks overall. It’s the difference between being able to darken a sky with ease or not.

Studio lights, as many of you know, can also be shot outside of the studio. But using them just requires you to understand a few new things.

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Amber: A Photo Studio Makes Honey Look Exciting

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All images by Oddds Studio. Used with permission.

Oddds was established in 2013 by Reinold Lim (Penang) & Sarah Tan (Singapore). The duo believe in aesthetics and how it draws attention to people. “Often we impart our work with references of philosophical values and new thinking.” which makes complete sense in regards to their project entitled “Amber.”

Oddds tell us that the inspiration came from their fascination with fossil.

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A Visual Explanation of What a Polarizing Filter Can Do For Your Images

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A Polarizing filter is best used by landscape photographers. They’re designed to darken skies, negate reflections on water, and cut down on glare. If you happen to be out in melting snow where there are random puddles everywhere that create lots of reflections, a Polarizer can cut them out. They can also be of use to studio photographers who are photographing on sheen surfaces that otherwise reflect lots of light.

This kind of stuff can’t necessarily be removed in Adobe Lightroom by nerfing the Highlights slider or killing the luminance of that specific color channel. It’s something that needs to be done in-camera in order to capture the details to begin with.

After the jump, we share a video on the effects of a Polarizing filter on a scene.

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