Hui Jun was a Year 2 student at Temasek Polytechnic doing a Diploma in Communications and Media Management when she participated in JSH.
A traditional portrait often depicts the subject looking at the camera. Traditional portrait photography is posed. This is to help the subject look their best. Often, traditional portraits are shot in a studio with a formal photography backdrop.
The genre also tends to favor the most traditional portrait composition. This means the head and shoulders crop rather than a full-body portrait. But that’s not always the case.
Traditional portraits are often what comes to mind first when considering the portrait genre. This type of image has been around for a long time. But it remains popular because the mix of posing and studio lighting is flattering.
Photography is a service, and a personal one at that. Your clients are letting you into their lives, and trusting you with some pretty big moments. The more you can give them a reason to feel comfortable with hiring you, the better. A blog is a perfect tool for doing just that. It gives you the opportunity to show who you are, why you are a photographer, and what value you can provide to a prospective client. It gives them a look into your motivations and how you treat your clients—info that will be important to And, of course, it lets them see your latest and greatest work! When you are just getting started (as in, during you first 5 – 10 years as a shooter) you are probably going to be improving your work at a very rapid rate. Portfolio sites have a tendency to get stagnant, and many photographers neglect to update them regularly. A blog ensures that prospective clients are seeing your newest (and likely best) images. That ensures that they are familiar with your current shooting style, which also has a tendency to evolve!
Focusing on the gear and cameras that the best photographers use, this is a great site that you should check out if you are just getting started in the industry, or simply looking to upgrade your arsenal of equipment. There are plenty of guides aimed primarily at beginner photographers, and a ton of information that you can view to get the best experience possible out of your next photo shoot or camera purchase.
Being a successful photographer means that you can tell a thoughtful story through an image, and with the help of William Beem, you can become a better visual storyteller. The website is easy to navigate, and most importantly, has a ton of information for beginner and intermediate photographers. Advanced photographers may not find as many useful tips and tricks on here, but it’s still worth looking through it when you have time, as there’s sure to be something to take away. William is the main contributor, and he is able to get his point across in a relatable and easy to understand way, without making you feel like you just enrolled in a night class.
San Francisco photographer Thomas Hawk has created an impressive and unique array of photos on his quest to publish 1,000,000 images. His latest images catalog some of the best restaurants in the county that serve inspiring dishes to make your mouth water. All of these restaurants he showcases with high-quality photographs and well-written posts showing what makes them unique. This is something that is not done too often, and it makes his photography blog stand out from the crowd.