Elisabeth Hoff: Making subjects feel fantastic

Written by Seth Chandler on . Posted in Portrait photography

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Elisabeth Hoff is a London-based fashion, celebrity and beauty photographer working for major advertising and editorial clients such as Adidas, Coca-Cola, Nike, Vogue, Glamour and the BBC in the UK and abroad. She has photographed such celebrities as Bob Geldoff, Dannii Minogue, Emily Blunt, Naomi Campbell and many more.

Born in Norway, Elisabeth spent five years of her childhood sailing around the world aboard her family’s sailboat. After graduating from university, she attempted to become the first woman to row solo across the Atlantic. After a near-disaster at sea, she realized the importance of making the most of now and decided to pursue he lifelong dream of becoming a photographer.

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Kyle Cong captures the natural look with Profoto B2

Written by Seth Chandler on . Posted in On location, Portrait photography

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“I like shooting on location,” Kyle says. “My lighting and camera setting are all about blending my strobe lights with ambient. I want the quality of the light that strobes can give and I also want my photos have that natural look.”

The natural look he seeks extends to the way the models pose, with a blend of candid and directed shots. “I found most of my favorite works are the ones captured when the models are not looking at the camera or not even posing or waiting for me to take the shot,” he says.

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In the spotlight: Who is Flóra Borsi?

Written by Jens-Linus Lundgren-Widén on . Posted in Fine art photography, Portrait photography

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In the spotlight is an article series featuring up-and-coming shutterbugs that are about to put their mark on the world. Allow us introduce photographer and visual artist Flóra Borsi, wildly celebrated for her stunning self-portraits.

Self-taught super-talent Flóra Borsi defines herself as a photographer and a visual artist. She is praised for her fascinating self-portraits and rose to fame with her series Animeyed, where she creates stunningly beautiful pictures utilizing her incredible skills as a retoucher and image creator.

Looking at her portfolio, it is hard to believe that she is still a student at Moholy Nagy University in Budapest. Creative post-production and skillful photography go hand in hand for this 23 year-old autodidact, who has been working with Photoshop since she was 11.

“I’ve always liked to draw so my sister gave me a subscription to Photoshop for me to play around with. I didn’t know how to use it at first; I was just trying out the features and randomly pushing buttons. Over the years I’ve learnt more and more by experimenting and watching tutorials.”

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In the spotlight: Flóra Borsi’s animal self-portraits

Written by Jens-Linus Lundgren-Widén on . Posted in Fine art photography, Off-camera flash, Portrait photography

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In the spotlight is an article series featuring up-and-coming shutterbugs that are about to put their mark on the world. In this second part about photographer and visual artist Flóra Borsi, she talks about her acclaimed Animeyed project, shows her latest work and explains why it is her favorite so far.

If you are not already familiar with Flóra Borsi’s breathtaking project Animeyed it is time to pay this multi-talented photographer and her work some attention. The principle behind her photo series is simple yet ingenious.

Using herself as model and her unmatched Photoshop skills Flóra creates portraits posing with animals, matching poses and expressions with the personality of her faunae partners. Her images are so fascinating that she has almost created her own genre, spawning many a copycat.

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Sue Bryce creates her own natural light with the Profoto B1

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Los Angeles-based portrait photographer Sue Bryce has spent decades creating contemporary fashion-inspired portraiture that makes everyday women look like Vanity Fair fashion models. And she built an international reputation using natural light almost exclusively. Recently, though, she has fallen in love with the Profoto B1.

“When I first started shooting portraits 27 years ago, I used softboxes and vaseline on the lens and soft vignettes,” Sue recalls. “But the modern turn was removing the old style studio lights leaving the 80s behind and developing a natural light look.

“Then, for more than 20 years, my whole business has been built around shooting portraits inside but around a window and around window light,” she explains.

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