Soul and Body.
People photography -
faces and souls of my travels
People and me -
a photography gallery of faces and bodies
People. A complex story. People photography? Challenging. People can be annoying. Surprising. Fascinating. They talk but they often don’t show much of themselves. That’s why I like people most … when in front of my camera. Portrait photography is a silent but honest way of getting to know them. Because there is no filter. It’s all about unique instants. About capturing the micro second when you give yourself away. Portrait photography doesn’t lie. It shows you as you are – soul and body, feelings and emotions. I share on this photography blog some portraits I captured on travel. From people I’ve learnt something from. Indoor, outdoor photos or intimate portraits, this is my people photography gallery on Poudre d’Escampette. With emotions. Always.
Portrait photography is not only people. It is also light, colors and Nature. Because we feel free while being outside and in the wild, photographing you becomes easy. Feelings come over to the lens naturally. Nature’s colors and sun light bring a soft mood to portrait photos. On my travel, I like matching the portrait subject with the surroundings. Peaceful at warm gold sunset or dreamy by the sea.
A camera. You. Nothing else.
Show who you are with no filter. Forget everything around.
We go minimalist here. Even intimate. Because on my people photography gallery, it is all about you, and only you.
People photography - 5 tips for beginner photographers
I love portraits – it is one of the most interesting photography style I know. I give you here some basic tips to start with portrait photography from scratch.
5 tips to start with people photography:
- Wide aperture. Take the portrait photo at small f/ stop to blur the background and focus on the subject.
- 50 mm focal lenght. Avoid distorsions on the face and isolate the portrait while reducing the depth-of-field.
- No harsh sun light. If you do outdoor people photography, avoid the middle of the day. The sun creates disgracious and strong shadows on the subject. Look for natural protection like trees to soften the light.
- Indoor photography and lighting schemas. Learn about lighting in studio to set up your photo scene at best.
- Minimalism! Composition is important but your portrait subject even more. Objects, textures and background should not come across your subject’s presence.