Having trouble with the deer caught in the headlights look for your portraits? Change all of that with a simple change - the squinch!
For some people, looking good in photos is natural. For most of the population though, we tend to look a bit… strange. One of the reasons that this happens (supposedly) is because when we’re faced with a camera, we don’t act natural. Think about it. You don’t go the whole day wide-eyed and waiting for the shutter to click. To avoid the dreaded deer caught in the headlights look, all you have to do is one thing – squinch!
To squinch (or to smize, if you’re a fan of Tyra and ANTM) is to simply squint your upper eyelids and pinch your lower eyelids just a teensy, tiny bit, and it will work wonders.
Photographer Peter Hurley has prepared a whole 15 minute video about the wonders of squinching and what it can do for your portraits. Check it out!
... but of course, living deer! I don't know what it is that excites me so much about deer. Close to where I live is a small deer enclosure. I feel so sorry for the little guys, but I love to visit them and feed them apples and walnuts.
Jodo and his friend used to make fun of the Holga 120N's plastic body and doubted its capability to take even simple photographs. After shooting a roll with it, he instantly got impressed by the artistic portraits it produced. Have a glimpse of these photographs that led him to have a change of heart!
Lubitel for lovers+. You're probably wondering, "Why is there a '+'?" It's to describe and expand a whole new definition of the Lubitel - in this case, this camera is not only for lovers literally, but also for anyone who loves to shoot portraits, street scenes, objects, and the skies. Do you love to take photos of your lover, your dear friend, your lovely family, your pet, or at the streets? This camera can be used in ALL situations. You can shoot everything that you love with it!
A simple yet elegant looking camera, the Dacora Digna was a medium format camera from the 1950s that was offered with various lenses and leaf shutters. Find out more about this vintage beauty in this installment of Lomopedia!
Portraits have always looked especially good in medium format. Coupled with the Diana F+ and the Diana Premium Glass Lens, the shots look just absolutely gorgeous. Have a look at our gallery to see what we mean!
Back in the 1990s, Gilbert Blecken was a big music fan and wrote for his own small music fanzine. He would interview bands in between sound checks and take photographs of them. He was never a professional photographer or worked for a company; he simply did it for his fanzine. Twenty years on, Gilbert’s photographs have matured into an amazing documentation of some of the biggest music icons of that era. We caught up with Gilbert to ask him about these photographs and the fascinating story behind them.
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