Ditch Auto Weekly Photography Challenge Week 18 Portraits

Week #18 – Portrait Photography – Photo Challenge

In Photography by Jerad HillLeave a Comment

Most of my photography career has been in the portrait space. As a wedding photographer, you have to be a good portrait photographer. I have since expanded in many directions with my photography, but I have found that being able to capture a good portrait of a person is a different challenge that most other types of photography.

This week I am challenging you to capture a portrait of someone. Even if you absolutely dread having to photograph a person, I want you to stretch yourself this week and attempt to capture a portrait of a person that shows their strength or personality. I gave examples of portraits of a single person, or a couple. Save photographing groups for another challenge. Just focus on one or two people at the most.

Come back and share your photo in the Ditch Auto Facebook Group.

Have fun!!

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Upload your Week #18 challenge photos to the new Album in the Ditch Auto Group: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=oa.1521935621163634&type=1

If you post your photos to your social media accounts, use the hashtag #ditchautochallenge

Here are a few example photos of “portraits” that I have captured.

Engagement Portrait Photography

Sony a7rII + Sony 85mm GM
1/250, f/5.0, ISO 200

Corporate Portrait Photography

Sony a7rII + Sony 70-200mm GM
1/160, f/2.8, ISO 800

High School Senior Portrait Photography

Sony a7rII + Sony 70-200mm GM
1/200, f/2.8, ISO 160

Wedding Portrait Photography

Sony a7rII + Sony FE 35mm F1.4 ZA
1/160, f/4, ISO 320

Engagement Portrait Photography

Sony a7rII + Sony FE 35mm F1.4 ZA + Sony External Flash
1/160, f/8, ISO 400

NASCAR Driver Portrait Photography

Sony a7rII + Sony FE 85mm F1.4 GM
1/200, f/9, ISO 160

Wedding Portrait Photography

Canon 5D MKIII + Canon EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS II + Canon Speedlite 600EX II-RT
1/200, f/4, ISO 250

Please challenge yourself to take new photos this week. I am sure you have some fantastic photos that fit the challenge but the goal of this challenge is to get out and take new photos.

Feel free to take all week to work on this challenge. There is no hurry. The reason I am launching new challenges on Monday is so that you have all week to think about the challenge and how you want to execute it in the form of a photo.

If you have not already, please watch the Ditch Auto Weekly Photo Challenge kick-off video and the rules video to better understand what this challenge is about. See those videos here: https://gearandlight.com/ditchauto/announcing-ditch-auto-weekly-photo-challenge/

When you have created the image you want to submit for the challenge, return to the Facebook group and upload it as a comment under the post for this challenge. This challenge will be pinned to the group all week, so it should be the top most post in the group.

If you post your photo or other photos from the challenge to your social media profiles such as Instagram, make sure to use the hashtag #DitchAutoChallenge in your post.

Good luck! If you have any questions, please ask them in the comments below this post or on Facebook in the group under the post for this week’s challenge. I am super excited to see what you all come up with. I will be out doing this challenge with all of you this week. See you in the Facebook Group.

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