Monday, April 27, 2009

Perfect expression for the wide-angle portrait


From Flickr friend Mike Calanan, Salt Lake City photographer.

Celia on Bloom Street


Celia Ammerman is a contestant on the hit show "America's Top Model," also known as ANTM. Can she win it?

Tuesday, April 21, 2009


Dave, originally uploaded by Jeff__M.


So I went out storm chasing a little this afternoon, and then went over to the studio with Surrounded By Light. I've never really messed with studio strobes before, but I got a few decent shots. It didn't help that the strobes wouldn't meter with my camera, so it was all pretty much trial and error.

View On Black

Uploaded by Jeff__M on 20 Apr 09, 8.14PM PDT.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

lyv Studio

lyv Studio, originally uploaded by evanlavine.

From the great portraits thread.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Top notch

, originally uploaded by JonathanR..

From the great photo thread. Spotted by D40 student.

Sunday, April 5, 2009


Innocence, originally uploaded by Lindsaymp.

From the pool.

The smoothdude soul-revealing portrait of the week

Week 1: Ososment


We're starting a new feature here at 6 Million People, the smoothdude soul-revealing portrait of the week. Since the very talented smoothdude is now a full-time New York City photographer, I ordered him to make sure he takes at least one soul-revealing portrait each week. I'm going to choose one of his photos each week, post it here, and smoothdude will explain a little bit about what went into the photo.

The title of the thread is a bit of a lark, but it's true to itself. Daniel is a great portrait photographer, and that's what caught my eye when I first came across his work on Flickr. Since then, smoothdude has gone from being a very talented part-time photographer to being a full-time photographer with another full-time job. I asked him what happened to all those soul-revealing portraits, and he told me, in his inimitable fashion, "I got to pay the bills!"

Well, he's still got to pay the bills. But as a full-time photographer, he's going to have a lot more time to capture these great portraits which, while probably not paying the bills, have helped established smoothdude's reputation as a great photographer.