I am going to share with you some of my duds that preceded my final shots from my personal collection. They will demonstrate to you that A) getting “the one” is a process with a lot of false starts and B) even experienced photographers have to experiment…Read the rest on 500px ISO.
Portraits With Character: My Portrait of Katherine Cheng in Digital Photo Magazine
My work was recently published in Digital Photo Magazine as part of a larger article on portraits. Katherine Cheng is the model and you can see two other variations of my chiaroscuro portraits of her here and here. This will give you a good idea of how differently one person can look in three portraits taken in one session. Continue reading
Improving Your Chiaroscuro Portraits
There are lighting patterns that tend to be universally flattering, such as Rembrandt, Loop, and Butterfly lighting, but you can’t depend on positioning alone for every portrait. For every rule, there are exceptions…Read the rest on 500px.
This series began as a gift to an art instructor and a challenge to myself to create very painterly portraits of her daughters without relying too much on post processing. The gift was a success and I set out to create an entire collection of moody close-ups that give homage to tenebrism and chiaroscuro…Read the rest on 500px.