Select Page

Search
Generic filters
Exact matches only
Search in title
Search in content
Search in excerpt

Contributions by:

Contributor - Miguel Quiles
Photographer & Educator | Website

Miguel is a beauty & portrait photographer currently residing in New Jersey. Starting his photography business in 2012, Miguel has traveled the world photographing interesting faces as well as teaching photography at conferences like WPPI, Photo Plus, Shutterfest, and many more. He’s appeared on Creative Live, Adorama TV, and currently releases videos weekly on his YouTube channel. Miguel has been recognized as a Sony Artisan Of Imagery, as well as a Profoto Legend Of Light.

Beauty Portraits Breakdown (13:48)

Beauty Portraits Breakdown
 (13:48)

Why shooting beauty portraits at aperture f/16? Well, the main reason is that you want to be able to capture a lot of skin texture in the image. Beauty portraiture (aka beauty shot) is all about the makeup and the face. It’s really important to capture all the fine skin texture and the makeup details, using as much sharpness possible by utilizing the deep focus. One way to achieve this is to shoot at a high f-stop.

read more
Window Light Portraits

Window Light Portraits

Window light is an excellent, free light source. It can achieve the same effects as much bigger, more expensive lighting equipment. A large window is essentially a huge softbox. It will diffuse light into the room and around the subject that you place in front of it.

read more