40 Portraits from the Forum

40 Portraits from the Forum

We are back with another post from the Forum. 40 portraits and a few extras. 40 wonderful portraits with some interesting lighting, concepts and presentation.

I am in Omaha today for the second day of the workshop. Looks like we may have a weather challenge. But, weather challenges are a part of being a photographer. And challenges abound these days. That’s good… keeps us feeling alive, ya know.

I am going to start a new column on starting out, getting it together and preparing for a plunge into the world of commercial photography. I am not a wedding photographer, but some things may cross over. Featuring interviews, checklists, personal asset audits, gear, marketing on a budget and the ever important portfolio preparation. We started the discussion on a forum on Flickr after a very strange day looking at portfolios and listening to some unprofessional photographers who thought they were.

Please let me know what you think should be covered. I hope to have a table of contents ready for it soon. It will be a collection of articles, links and documents. We also will have interviews and personal portfolio reviews. Special attention will be paid to marketing on a budget, using new media and developing a marketing strategy that works for you. There is a lot of misinformation on the boards, and we want to set folks on the way to a more successful launch.

We are off to Missoula, Montana in a few weeks. I hope to meet some of you up there. We have room for two more attendees, and this workshop will be pretty special. If you are thinking about attending a workshop this year, this one may be perfect for you. Mountains and an area that you rarely get to do a workshop in, so take advantage and sign up.

On to the amazing work from the Forum at Flickr. As always, clicking on the image will take you to the photographers page. Leave them a comment and let them know what you think.

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Here are 40 Amazing Portraits from the LE Flickr Forum.

1. A fabulous portrait from Just Fab.
Adrien

2. Matt Andrews haunting shot in a deserted field.
The World Is My Studio

3. Running in Place in Frederick, MD
LEworkshopMAY09-3

4. Beautiful Framing under this bridge.
Tena Her Designs Summer Solstice

5. A glamour shot from Evan.
So Sue Me!

6. Dramatic Black and White.
Day 122 | 365

7. A dramatic Red Head.
CMGRET

8. A force of composition.
Cali shoot 1...

9. Dots.
IMG_4476-Edit

10. Eduardo Frances presents a dramatic Black and White Portrait.
Dani -80's-

11. A subtle tonality.
20090524-IMG_6692-Edit

12. In the Arms of an Angel.
ArmsofanangelCDcover

13. A classic swim suit shot.
Windswept

14. Smokin’.
Just in i

15. Mysterious and sexy.
meme05

16. Simple Beauty.
Kim

17. Jessi in the sand.
Jesika

18. Underground man.

19. Watch your step.
Steph-TTDProm-0736

20. A simple studio headshot.
Briana - Studio

21. Coach.

22. Pensive moment and dramatic light.
Day 129 | 365

23. Languishing.
Just in /.

24. Editorial on Location.
Ben Outdoor shot

25. Wacky editorial.
Justin Partain

26. Sexy and black and white.
...contemplating, what's next... (B/W)

27. Classic black and white swimsuit.
Busy Wear Bikini B&W

28. Dramatic and mysterious.
Kimberley on the stairs_sepia

29. In the trees.
She appeared like a vision...and then she was gone.

30. Just workin’.
Jamie

31. What a look!
Jenna Urban Lomo | 3

32. Into the Flare.

33. Dramatically sexy.
DSCF2442_col

34. Classic Portrait.

35. Duo portrait.
Kimberley and Izzy

36. Redhead sexiness.
Jeska

37. Fashion in the city.
industrial chic

38. Samantha in the loft.
Sam - Akron Lighting Essentials Workshop Day 2

39. A period piece.
Proof of Concept - Applying what I learned

40. Goin’ to the dogs.
two time

41. In the tunnel.
Sarah's got an eye on you

42. Wonderful light on the tracks.
Nadiah.....1 Point 4

Thanks for coming by. I will say it again, this forum rocks.

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I am in love with light.

Also known as Don Giannatti, photography has been the focus of my life for most of my adult years. I have written three books for Amherst Media (available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble: keyword 'don giannatti'. Lighting Essentials is my flagship blog and ezine with a slightly different slant than most photography related blogs. If you are interested in becoming a better photographer, check out www.project52.org. Thanks for visiting.

12 Comments

  1. Is it just me or do these shots seem to get better and better every time you post one of these?! The quality seems to get better and better every time. These are awesome! Congrats to the shooters and the models for jobs well done.

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  2. Tanks for this beautiful selection! I love all pictures!

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  3. How it a mazing pictures, those give me some idea

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  4. Don, I\\\’m honored. Thanks for including one of my shots. Definitely flattered to be in such company!

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  5. Wow, thanks for the inclusion. Always honored to be included among such fantastic works.

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  6. Thanks for including me in this feature, I feel honored that my photo is here in a list with so many talented artists :D

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  7. Fantastic photo’s and Great Site also
    thank you

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  8. I’m flattered to be included. I think all those other shooters shots are amazing. Particularly love the one with the man in a suit in front of the chair.

    I always say this, but I still think Don is the best teacher out there and I for one know I’ve learned more from him than from anything, anywhere or anyone else.

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  9. Very nice models pics

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  10. Hey

    Really glad to get into this forum
    It’s what I am looking for.
    Hope to know more member here.

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  11. Вот еще немного ссылок на тему, как похудеть.
    похудеть http://tylerleonard.t35.com/

    Reply

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