A perfect lens for portraits
One lens that I love to use is the nifty 50. Or in other words the 50mm lens. This lens is perfect for portraits. It’s not only a cheap lens but the f-stop on this bad boy is a 1.8. So you can get that sexy bokeh.
Now all of these next shots were taken with the Canon 50mm lens. What a great lens. Love it!
Canon 50mm lens on Amazon!
Good for more than just portraits.
If you are ever are shooting food, this lens is perfect for the occasion. Who doesn’t love food? Here are some pics of different food shot all with my 50mm lens. Having a 50mm lens
Now with this shot, my f-stop was low. Look at that beautiful bokeh! Delicious!
As you can tell from this shot my f-stop was low causing great bokeh.
Peep the 50mm on Amazon.
Speedlites are more important than you think!
One important thing to any photography is lighting. One way of lighting is off camera flash photography. There are many ways you can use flashes.
With a flash, you can light your object with making the background black. I didn’t make it black in photoshop. For this shot I was actually in a room with lights on. I was using a flash bender as a snoot.
Now this shot is thae same comcept as the last picture. We were actually outside on this shot. It works great for portraits.
Using a flash will light up your shot better than with a continuoes light. It makes it nice and fresh.
This is one of my favorite shots. I had 2 speedlites for this shot. I had one on either side of my model. I’ll make a post talking about this shoot and everything that I did. The speedlite gives the picture a nice look.
Here is a link to an speedlite on Amazon. Check it out!
Here’s a video of me making my famous chocolate chip muffins! Enjoy!
Prep 10 minutes
Cook 25 minutes
Ready in 35 minutes
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 large bananas, mashed
3/4 cup white sugar
1/3 cup butter, melted
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Coat muffin pans with non-stick spray, or use paper liners. Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt; set aside.
2. Combine bananas, sugar, egg, and melted butter in a large bowl. Fold in flour mixture, and mix until smooth. Scoop into muffin pans.
3. Bake in preheated oven. Bake mini muffins for 10 to 15 minutes, and large muffins for 25 to 30 minutes. Muffins will spring back when lightly tapped.
It’s always important to notice your surroundings and what is easily available.
The next two pictures are of the same model same location. Both pictures are within a few minutes of each other. Both great pictures. One just stands out a little more than the other.
Here is picture one. Not a bad picture by any means. I actually really like this picture.
Here is picture two. I noticed my surroundings and I was able to shoot through the tree that was by my model. I didn’t even have to move that far away. I was probably 5-10 feet to my right for the second picture.
Looking at your surroundings will help make your photos stand out.
You can also apply this to other types of photography as well. Try holding something in front of your lens to get some nice bokeh. This allows you to get a pretty good shot when you are shooting through, or past, an object. Here are a few shots where I held something up to my camera to get that nice bokeh. It gives your pictures an nice and interesting look.
With both of these shots, I held a fake pine tree branch in front of my lens. This creates some interesting bokeh that makes your photo look even better. Plus who doesn’t like chocolate chip cookies?
Here is another example of shooting through something.
Now with this shot, I noticed some bushes that were in our surrounding area and placed my model a little ways behind them. I was able to shoot through the bush giving the picture a little bit more color and add that extra umph to the picture.
What is Rogue Flashbender you might ask?
A Rogue Flashbender is adaptable for use off-camera flash/Speedlites. As a shapeable reflector, it can be used as a bounce flash reflector, gobo, or snoot to soften, shape and control your main, background, hair, rim, or accent lights.
All of these next shots use the Rogue Flashbender. What an incredible photography tool.
You can even make the Rogue Flashbender into a snoot and get some pretty sweet shots.
These next 2 shots are done with the Rogue Fashbender as a snoot.
Leave me a comment below and tell me your favorite!
Here’s where you can get your very own Rogue Flashbender!
Your resume sucks!
Now, this isn’t your typical resume. I wanted to do something that stood out and was different. I wanted it to stand out from all the other resumes that an employer might be getting. It has a picture of me and a few pictures that I have taken. I wanted to showcase my work and make it look cool. So I took a picture of the Tetons that I had taken and made it pop out. I wanted to showcase my work in a different way than normal.
I set up my resume and decided to take pictures. I placed camera gear all around and made it look good.
Check out some of my best portraits.
I love photography and I love learning new and different techniques. I’m always trying to learn how to better my photography and my skills. Here are some of my best portraits that I like. They are in no particular order. My favorite thing to shoot is portraits. I love conecting with my models and learning what they like and their interests. I love getting good shots and making people look good. When I get good shots of them it, in turn, makes them happy and more comfortable around the camera. Feast your eyes on some of my favorite portraits taken from comm 316. Hope you enjoy my portfolio of portraits.
Drop me a comment and tell me which one your favorite is. Enjoy!