Inna Sumra, M.Photog.M.Artist.Cr.
Inna Portraits, Fargo, North Dakota
PHOTOGRAPHER’S NOTE: The original photo used for Inna Sumra’s image “Lasting Memory” was a cell phone picture her friend made of Sumra standing in the light of a window. In Photoshop, Sumra adjusted the levels and colors of the image and then took it to Corel Painter, where she painted it using a...
PHOTOGRAPHER’S NOTE: “I knew Colt’s senior year was special—he’d returned to his friends at Smackover High School after being homeschooled because of complications of Lyme disease,” explains Gibbons. Gibbons wanted his portraits to be low key and simple with a focus on his good looks.
Lifesong Photography, Adairsville, Georgia
PHOTOGRAPHER’S NOTE: Sharon Fuente placed the strawberry in a rectangular vase filled with tonic water and in front of a piece of pink scrapbook paper.
CAMERA & LENS: Nikon Z 6, AF-S Nikkor 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR lens
EXPOSURE: 1/60 second at f/22, ISO 1250
LIGHTING: The main light was a Flashpoint XPLOR 600 HSS TTL with a 60-inch...
Tom Muñoz, M.Photog.Cr.
Muñoz Photography, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
PHOTOGRAPHER’S NOTE: This image was part of a wedding album, “Shirley and Enrique,” created by Tom Muñoz and Johnathan Fusco that earned inclusion in the Loan Collection in 2019. “Entering a wedding album into competition is one of the greatest measures of a wedding photographer, in my opinion,” says Muñoz. “It...
Gary Hughes, M.Photog.Cr., CPP
Hughes Fioretti Photography, Orlando, Florida
CAMERA & LENS: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV, Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM lens at 120mm
EXPOSURE: 1/125 second at f/8, ISO 200
LIGHTING: Hughes used four Photogenic Matrix MCD400R strobes. The main modifier was a 28-inch octabox, the fill light was two 10x24-inch half domes, and the background light was a Glow 8x8-foot...
PHOTOGRAPHER’S NOTE: Koreans are intrigued by the meaning of a person’s name, says Kim, and the subject runs a business catering to those interests. “Can a name really determine the fate of a person?” asks Kim. “His soft, convincing eyes shook my conviction.”
CAMERA & LENS: Nikon D800,...
Sandra Miner Photography, North Baldwin, Maine
SUBJECT: Wild puffin
LOCATION: Machias Seal Island, Maine
CAMERA & LENS: Nikon D300S, Nikon AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II lens
EXPOSURE: 1/500 second at f/7.1, ISO 200
LIGHTING: Natural light
POST-CAPTURE: In Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop Miner cropped the image to focus only on the puffin’s head and chest, softened the...
Sylwia Ok, M.Photog., CPP
Sylwia Ok Photography, Bradenton, Florida
CAMERA & LENS: Nikon D850, AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm F2.8G ED lens
EXPOSURE: 1/200 second at f/7.1, ISO 100
LIGHTING: The main light was an Elinchrom BRX 500 with a 53-inch Elinchrom Rotalux Octabox placed to the left of the subject’s face, three feet from the ground to feather the light. The fill light was a...
Caty Larson of Cloud Nine Studios Photography captured the bride and groom for their wedding album, “Jessicah and Derek.”
CAMERA & LENS: Canon EOS 5D Mark III, Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8 II USM lens
EXPOSURE: 1/250 second at f/2.8, ISO 320
LIGHTING: A Flashpoint AD 600PRO was camera right with a 36-inch octabox.
POST-CAPTURE: Larson used Adobe Lightroom CC and Adobe Photoshop CC for a bit of...
“I have always been intrigued by the intricate details in nature and love to get close to see what lies within,” says Rob Smith of his image “Citron.” He grows flowers, including many dahlias, in his garden on the coast of Harpswell, Maine, for the purpose of photographing them. Rob Smith Nature Photography sells nature and bird life photography on request.
CAMERA & LENS: Canon EOS-1D X,...
Tatiana Lumiere created “Elegia” as a personal project and to experiment with water and fog. The photo was made in her bathroom, where model Lana Lamce had the challenge of staying afloat in the tub while gracefully posing. She was propped on an Ikea stool with flowers and leaves placed all around her. Makeup artist Geniia Elliott had the task of ensuring the cosmetics stayed in place on the...
Talita Springer, CPP, created “Feisty Eyes” for a young model whose portfolio needed updating. “Her mother specifically requested that we try to capture her sassiness while she wore her favorite purple outfit,” says Springer. The model’s mother told her daughter to strike her signature pose, and the energetic young girl “suddenly became feisty and full of sass with a pop to her...