Shutter Release: Creative portraiture, 10-stop ND filters face off and more


posted Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at 3:00 PM EDT


Creative portraiture series combines real-world elements with subjects – PetaPixel

Slovakian photographer Maria Svarbova has an ongoing photography project, “ELEMENTS,” which adds a real-world touch to an underlying portrait to create distinct images that almost jump off the screen. Of her project, Svarbova told PetaPixel “I focus on portraits in this series. I used different materials to work on photography, for example: fire, air, water, etc. All are portraits of young people, but everyone is personal and different.” Check out a shot from the series below and visit her website for more.

The Lee Big Stopper and NiSi Nano IR 10-stop neutral density filters duke it out – PetaPixel

If you want a 10-stop neutral density filter, which one do you purchase? In a new shootout, NiSi Ambassador Imran Mirza puts the Lee Big Stopper and NiSi Nano IR 10 head-to-head. In the video below, you can see Mirza’s results. You can also download full-resolution RAW files here. As PetaPixel points out, in the video Mirza says that the Big Stopper is made of resin, but Lee’s current Big Stopper model – and the one used in the video – is glass.

A breakdown of camera picture profiles – Fstoppers

What’s the deal with all those picture and image profiles in your camera? Fstoppers has written a short guide explaining what is going on inside your camera when you select settings like “Portrait” and “Landscape.”

Fashion 101 video – SLR Lounge

Photographer Clinton Lubbe of the YouTube channel “dphog” has released a very informative video about fashion photography. In this first of a two-part series, Lubbe discusses cameras and lenses that a fashion photographer might use as well as clarifying what fashion photography really is.

What it is actually like shooting at Antelope Canyon – PetaPixel

Florida-based photographer Martin Purmensky recently headed to famous Antelope Canyon to take photos. What is this experience really like? He wrote an article for PetaPixel outlining the experience and offering tips for any photographers who want to shoot there. Many of his observations and tips apply to shooting at any busy, popular location.


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