This week we have teamed up with f-stop Ambassador Henry CK to invite you to our fourth photo challenge. This time, the topic of the photo challenge is Portrait Photography.
Henry CK is an artist, photographer, and filmmaker based in Hong Kong. He has been attracted to photography since childhood and taught himself to be a professional photographer through self-mentorship. Henry CK specializes in the music and entertainment industry, creating images and videos for emerging artists, bands, and musicians.
Scroll down for more information about how to enter the Photo Challenge.
1. Lighting is the key!
Make sure to have good lighting while you are making portraiture. The light can be natural (ambient) light or artificial light. It all depends on how you want the end product to look.
2. get the right background
The background can change the mood of the photo, so make sure to have it right.
A white background is a good start, or you can create your own background pattern by adding shadows that fall on the background. Another option is to let the shadows be a foreground pattern that fall on the model.
3. Sequence shots
Take sequence shots to show the personality of the model.
4. focus on the eye that is closer to the camera
This will make the eyes stand out. Also, focusing on the nearest eye will keep the "out of focus area" behind the point of focus.
To enter the photo challenge, post your best portrait photo using the following hashtags:
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