Finally winding down after the crazy week at Photoshop World, but the NAPP community never stopped posting awesome portfolio images. Kicking off this week is someone we’ve seen before, Frank J Benz. His image FJB_B_1.jpg is just one more example of great architectural photography with perfect, non-converging vertical lines, beautifully balanced light, and vibrant colors. Everything edge to edge is in crisp focus and the attention to detail really shows off each building he shoots. Spend some time in his portfolio and you’ll see what I mean.
Toni Bennett posted an interesting image of a doll called Doll Back that has a great note in the caption. The image is a great photo because of the light, colors, detail, and composition. So it’s that much more understandable why the stock agency said what they did. Enjoy!
I know there’s going to come a time when Christine Moody the reaches lofty heights of broad recognition in the professional photography world. I’ve mentioned before that I’m a fan of how she captures the faces, and especially the eyes of children, but she continues to grow and explore what’s interesting to her. Her image Underwater photography is one from a series that shows how she takes something that others are doing and adds her own vision to the project. Besides color and composition, I really like how some things are crisply focused and other areas are blurry. While it mostly appears to be depth of field, there are hints in the image that she has done some nice post-processing to add strategic blur and focus your attention just where she wants it. I wish for all our creative NAPP members this kind of growth and progress. Take something you learn and make it better, and use Christine as a little inspiration on your journey.
Mark Roberts brings us an awesome image called 7db05413-Cathedral-of-Trees.jpg that’s one of those images that really draws you in and makes you want to be there. The greens are great and the contrast and composition are first rate. When you click through and see the image, go ahead and click on it in his portfolio to make it as big as possible on your monitor. Then spend a minute or two there and see if it doesn’t improve your mood (even if you’re already happy).
NAPP member maryus brings us a great sports portrait called Myriam II. This is as close to “perfect” as I’ve seen in a portrait in recent memory. The light is just right. The colors are great. The detail is amazing. The camera angle is good and allows the model to look down a little, emphasizing a bit of ‘power’ in her personality. And I especially appreciate the truth of the image. It seems like maryus has avoided any kind of stylistic post-processing that we see in lots of sports portraits (not that that’s a bad thing) and also avoided the temptation to “beautify” the subject with unnecessary skin softening that ends up looking like a wax statue. This model is naturally beautiful and this portrait conveys that masterfully!