Why to Shoot Wide Open: Mark Mann on His Portrait Photography Style

5/09/2021 ISO 1200 Magazine 0 Comments


There's a lot of controversy on shooting wide open. Some love it, some hate it. In this video, Mark explains why he loves shooting wide open at f/2 when making his portraits. He also does a test photoshoot with Alex to demonstrate how taking photos at f/2 can add dimensionality to portraits.



Obviously, f/2 doesn't work for everything. In the video, Mark talks about when to shoot wide open and when to choose a different f-stop. He also explains what happens when you change your aperture, and the different ways it affects your photos.


About Mark Mann:

Mark Mann is a celebrity and advertising photographer. His editorial work has appeared in Esquire, Men’s Health, Vibe, Spin, Fortune, Billboard, Parade, and Complex, among others. He has shot countless celebrities, including Robert Redford, Michael Douglas, Iggy Pop, Jack Black, the Black Eyed Peas, Jerry Seinfeld, Dave Chappelle, Rihanna, Queen Latifah, Simon Baker, Stevie Wonder, Bradley Cooper, Willie Nelson, Sean Connery, John Hamm, and Jennifer Hudson. Mark loves to shoot people from Presidents to Kids who want to be Presidents.Let's Get Connected:   www.markmannphoto.com | Instagram | Twitter

About Alex Hooks:

Alex Hooks is a fashion and lifestyle photographer. His work has been featured in numerous internationally published editorials, catalogs, and ad campaigns. He is consistently the worst dressed person at any fashion event.Let's Get Connected:   | Instagram


Text, image and video via Complicated Things | Complicated Things is Alex Hooks and Mark Mann.






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