Miles’ portraits are like glimpses at passing moments, and to emulate his style, you’ll need to create without controlling. The image maker to do so best will win a FUJIFILM X-T4 and XF16-80mm lens!
Miles has been creating beautiful, people-focused imagery for over a decade. His deserved demand as a wedding and portrait photographer has taken him all across the USA – and beyond. As the exciting turns of his career unfurled, he’s developed a unique philosophy to inform his creative process – letting emotion lead the way. It only takes a glance at his photographs to see the stunning result.
Where many impart their will onto every detail, Miles chooses instead to serve the moment. This approach doesn’t suggest the resulting images are any less his inspiration – but it does illustrate the power of releasing the reins. His style is more documentarian than traditional portrait photographer, though the scenes in which his subjects freely roam remain cultivated and intentional.
Despite working with stills, Miles describes his interests as cinematic. He photographs life in motion, not frozen vignettes. To achieve the same effect, he recommends a trio of considerations: forego rigid posing, convey a subject’s genuine emotions, and maintain the action at all times.
Have fun with Miles’ tips when you head out for your next portrait session. Choose your very best image from the day, for a chance at our FUJIFILM X-T4 and XF16-80mmF4 R OIS WR prize! Upload it using the ‘Enter Now’ button below by 11:59PM (EST) on December 31, 2022. You can also download a PDF with a summary of Miles’ advice, which is as follows:
1) Don’t pose, compose
2) Empathy rules
3) Add a cinematic feel
Miles and THEGINGERB3ARDMEN’s winning creatives will be awarded a FUJIFILM X-T4 and XF16-80mmF4 R OIS WR. The camera’s rapid, accurate autofocus and high burst speeds make even fast-paced portrait sessions seamless. Expect print-ready images in-camera with 18 Film Simulation modes, plus custom control. The lens delivers high resolution, gorgeous bokeh, and framing options from near and far.
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