Calling All Portrait Photographers!

The goal of this community is to share, engage, and learn from others across the globe doing what we all love, taking portraits!

With that said, please feel free to introduce yourself here, where you're from and share a favorite portrait of yours!

Burlesque on the way !

Hi there ! I recently shot an artist at home for her new show called "femme(s)", a show around strong character's women, and I've tried to put up a lighting to make her pop out using a huge umbrella (Elinchrom Deep Umbrella White 125cm) above her, and lighten her with an Octabox (Elinchrom Rotalux Octa 100 Deep) for a smooth result and some...

Back button focusing query

Hi guys and gals,
I’m new here and wanted to ask you something about BBF.

Ok my question is, so up until now I have been taking portraits the simple way of pointing at my model pushing halfway down on the shutter locking focus and then recomposing.

Now I understand the concept of how I change to BBF to do the same thing....

Model: Bram van Dal

Model: Bram van Dal
Photographer: Bram van Dal

Camera settings:
Shutterspeed: 1/125
Aperture: F / 8.0
Iso: 100
Lens: 85mm

In the front left I have a studio lamp with an octabox and on the right I have a striplight.

In this photo, I especially went the more creative way, where I have seen myself...

Close Up

The Adventures of an Adventurous Woman Begin's In Thailand Where She is Alone and Settled in The Surroundings That She's In.

A Question for the Community

Hi Everyone,

When you use a tripod for PORTRAITS, do you also need to get a shutter release control? Or, is this last device necessary only for landscape photography? Thanks in advance for your replies.


Moody Couch

Had so much fun shooting some moody stuff with Christie and when you have a red couch in the studio- why not use it?

Canon 7D
70-200mm F.2.8
4 Strobes and softboxes

Second Senior Portrait session

Hi Everyone, this is my second Senior portrait session using OCF. I really enjoy photography but still have a lot to learn. I'm looking for any advice, critiques that will help improve my work.


From my portrait series "The Clicks of Duty"
with Denissa, one of my favorite models and friend.

©Eduardo Hernández, 2017.

Red Dress

A Stunning Nubian Princess Draped in red and showing off her modeling poses. With her brightly lit Yellow Painted Nails. The backdrop is dark to show her glistening skin tone and brightly red lit dress under the light. Absolutely Stunning to the tee.