Reform Portrait Photography

Reform Portrait Photography

I have completely rewound my thinking about portrait photography, and started at the very beginning: what is the purpose of a portrait photo? I continued right through to the best ways to edit portrait photos. I came up with a formula.

I’m going to make all of my portraits and Portrait Photo Stories using my new formula.

G family

Update October 2016

Update October 2016

I sold all my Sony/Minolta equipment, and converted to the Fujifilm X-mount system — X-T2 with vertical grip and 3 lenses.

Hoping Fujifilm designs a TTL wireless flash. (December 2016 update: I am using RoboSHOOT with a Nikon speedlight for wireless flash.) Other than that, I love their X-series cameras — good, old fashioned dials, knobs and rings. Definitely makes it easier to quickly change settings without looking at your camera rather than through the more modern touch screens and menus.

Here’s the first photograph I made with the X-T2… obviously, it’s heavily edited, and I deliberately permitted the high noise:

Jacob at the Playground