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!


"Welcome Spring"
Nikon D800 Nikon 70-200VRII 3xNikon SB910 Elinchrome Deep Octas 39" 27" Manfrotto Stands 37" Lastolite Gold/Silver Reflector
F4.5 1/100s Iso160 160mm Power Main Light 1/16 Kicker 1/32 Background 1/32 with custom made gel

When does a portrait become a beauty or glamour photo?

Is this cookie cutter clear? I'm curious to hear your thoughts. Feel free to comment on any aspect of my photo as well :)

5D Mark IV
Canon EF 85mm f/1.8

ISO 100

Bowens beauty dish as the main light (might've been socked, can't remember) Two 50 by 130 cm...

What makes a portrait interesting

I've been thinking lately, asking myself what makes a great portrait. Is it the lighting, props, subject, pose, expression or even gear? If you were to pick two fundamental things in a portrait what would it be and why?

portrait retouching

Hello. I am writing via Google translator, so the text may be incorrect. I apologize in advance. These frames were taken on canon 6d m2, 70-200mm lens 4 light sources were used. The retouching was long and tedious for one photo gone 2 days)) wanted to share the source and the result with you.

Best used MacBook for dedicated tethering?

I've been using my only MacBook (2016, Pro, 13") for tethering w/ C1. I'd like to get something used and fairly inexpensive that I can leave setup in the studio for this. I'm assuming, perhaps incorrectly, that a lot of memory and power is not too critical for this purpose? Part of me thinks that a higher quality 13" image would be better than...


Usually I have the exact storyline for my photos. With this one I had so much stories in my head, I couldn't compress it in two or three words.

I would love to hear what do you guys see in this photo?

Shot w/
Canon 5D4
Sigma 50mm. ART 1.4
Godox AD600 with beauty dish
Godox AD360 as a fill with 135cm octavos...

My First Portrait Shoot

This was my first portrait shoot of a friend I met on Instagram. Out of all the images I took, I would say this is my favorite one.

Here's a before(left) and after(right) with:

Color Correction in Lightroom (idk why every time i talk about colors I feel weird because I am color blind)
Split Toning
Spot Healing

Color-blind photographer in need of editing help

I'm badly colorblind and really need some editing help with travel / landscape images. I am posting this here as it was suggested that I may find more passionate / professional editors in the portrait group.

I have been obsessed with photography since age 5, shot hundreds of events to pay for college, but didn’t pursue professionally as...

Seattle Sun

Photographed on a rooftop in Seattle. Had 30 minutes to shoot with my friend and model. @jess2sick

Canon 5DSR + Zeiss 85 mm Milvus
Natural Light Portraits


Nikon D800 Nikon 70-200VRII F4.0 1/160s Iso1oo 2oomm Main Light 1/16 Kicker 1/32 Background 1/64

What do you think?

So I've seen such a big overload of women portraits I just can't shoot them myself. Here is one of my recent works, what do you guys think?