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Hello amazing people,

Photography is my passion and am focusing on learning Portrait photography. And the best way to learn is by doing. Here are some of the photos shared and would love to get your critique on the photos and help me improve.

Thanks a lot.

One step at a time

I was writing a blog post to try and help people starting out with photography take better images. I improved one thing at a time, and my model was incredibly patient. This is the result.we got out of it, and I am incredibly satisfied.

Photoshoot with Emanne Beacha

I was asked to come down to the house of a young girl and take some portraits in her house. I didn't really know anything about America's Got Talent or Emanne Beacha and how amazingly talented she was. I looked her up on YouTube and was blown away.

We had a wonderful time. Her family invited me into the home and we made a quick studio...


Went to Bombay Beach and did a session with Bernadette Marcias. The temperature was around 117 degrees. My plan was great except for considering the weather.


Beauty Portrait.
Mode: Noelle
Makeup: Monika Assef
Nikon D800 Nikon 70-200VRII Nikon SB910 Elinchrom Deep Octa 39" Reflector Lastolite 37"
F4.5 1/160s 190mm ISO125 Power of SpeedLight 1/16

Zoe in braids

I wanted to shoot a portrait of a model with braided hair. Zoe's sister jumped at the chance to braid her hair for this shoot. I think she spent all night on YouTube learning this braid. I think both sisters crushed it.

Fine Art Ballerina

One light camera left in 60" octa, white v flat camera right. Camera: Nikon D750, 50mm lens @ f/2.8, 1/200 ISO 100. Backdrop is gray seamless paper.

Ballerina: Montana O'Brien


First shoot of the year. Well had to start with something special.
Nikon D800 Nikon 70-200VRII F5.6 1/200 ISO100 200mm Power of the Light 1/8

New portrait

Hi, guys this is a new portrait I did, for the first time I didnt use photoshop only capture one. What do you guys think?

Bill, July 4th 2019

I was out for an early morning shoot in my town when I rolled up on this gentleman. I just asked him if I could take his pic as he sat drinking coffee at 6:15am. I took a total of one shot and went on my way. I thought he had nice look to him.

Model: Frits Houwaart

Model: Frits Houwaart

Photographer: Bram van Dal

Camera settings:

Shutterspeed: 1/1600

Aperture: F / 1.6

ISO: 200

Camera: 5DmkIII

Lens: 85 mm

Curiosity, not telling the whole story, can be a nice part that you can play with as a photographer.

With this I give the viewer the...

When did you become hooked with Photography?

*Let me know if this is the right group for this kind of thing, new to Fstoppers posting*

This picture inspired me to create an Fstoppers account and become part of the photography community.

Art has always been something I love, the emotion it evokes and the story it tells never fails to amaze me.

As I'm sure we all do, I...


One of the veteran actors from the local theater community had always been in my head as a great subject for a dramatic portrait shoot. Last week I finally asked him to come over and couldn't have been happier with the results.

He started out very uncomfortable and insecure, but we kept talking until the light and camera disappeared and...