This week, we’re looking at what it takes to shoot the perfect portrait – how to capture someone’s true essence, freeze a moment in time, and allow the viewer a little day-in-the-life snapshot. Simply put, we couldn’t think of anyone more qualified to speak on this topic than ImageBrief photographer Martin Adolfsson. With years of experience in portraiture and a knack for bringing out the best in each of his subjects, his tips are sure to improve your own portrait work, whatever your skill level might be. Read on below for Martin’s top six tips on taking the perfect portrait…
Up until now I’ve never really invested in a solid printed portfolio. I’ve gotten by with my iPad app (in my opinion Portfolio for iPad is the best one out there), or the occasional $50 book printed with any number of online services just so I’d have something on paper. The $50 book served it’s purpose I guess, but it also looked like a $50 book, with mediocre paper quality and inconsistent color reproduction.
If I wasn’t taking my printed book seriously, how could I expect the ad agencies or magazines I’ve met with to take it seriously either? A high quality, beautifully assembled, printed portfolio was long overdue for me, and that’s when I took a closer look at Artifact Uprising’s Layflat Photo Album.
Cameras, lights, reflectors, drives are all (obviously) very important when you’re shooting but we checked in with busy ImageBrief Premium Member, Chip Kalback, to see what else it takes to keep the creative juices flowing and your know-how growing. Here’s what Chip said:
Recently Reebok came to ImageBrief with a project that required photographers to capture their in-store promotions (market activation) in eight different locations in US cities. They’re just one of the lifestyle brands using ImageBrief to discover and hire talent previously not in their network. Reebok’s image requirements include product shots, branded lifestyle content, generic (but quality) lifestyle content and of course, big budget productions.
Their usage needs also vary — from worldwide key brand campaigns to social media posts with an ‘on-air’ time of just hours. For this particular job, the images are to be used internally only.
Anddd we’re back! Check out our 15 favorite images from this week’s Marketplace submissions and see for yourself what this ImageBrief community has to offer. From book cover worthy conceptual shots, to travel images that’ll take your breath away, to portraits that get to the root of what defines a great photo – it’s all here and ready for the buying.
Haven’t contributed to the Marketplace yet? Get your account upgraded here, and get uploading here. You don’t want to miss being a part of this community…and you certainly don’t want to miss out on these sales!
Spring has almost sprung here in New York City, and after a long winter, it’s no surprise that our Marketplace favorites this week reflect a huge appreciation for sunshine and all things summer. From surfing to golfing to cat naps on the ledge, it’s all about soaking up the good weather ahead. Headed into another season? Not to worry — we’re also loving these things in the wintertime too…just add a few more layers of clothing!
We’d love to see what’s inspiring you this week in the form of your own Marketplace submissions. If you don’t have access to the Marketplace yet, upgrade your account here.
We created this post for our friends over at InVision last year and it featured work from 14 of our photographers. We figured since spring is just around the corner that it’s just as relevant today. Check out the original post here.
From buildings coated with mint-green paint, to aquamarine oceans, these pastel-rich photographs are a great source for fresh color palette inspiration.
The verdict is in: once again, this week’s Marketplace images knocked our socks off, and we can’t wait to share the best of the best with you. From sun kissed beach scenes, to mouth-watering food photography, to classic lifestyle imagery that screams ImageBrief, it’s all here and ready for the buying.
Take a look at these top 20 images and get a taste for what our Global Marketplace has to offer. Think you’ve got what it takes to contribute, too? Upgrade your account here and start submitting today.
This week, the ImageBrief Marketplace is once again teeming with gorgeous imagery—from scenes in Turkey, Spain, India, Italy, Japan, Tanzania, Sweden, Australia, Chile, and the U.S. (just to name a few), to classic, candid lifestyle photos that embody the ImageBrief brand to a T. It’s all here and all available for instant purchase.
Let our top 20 picks inspire your own submissions and guide you in terms of quality and style. We’re always looking for more images to fill our curated collections and pitch to our international community of clients. Don’t have access to the Marketplace yet? There’s no time like the present! Upgrade today by clicking here to get started.