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Miles Witt Boyer’s Portrait Challenge

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!

Creator & X-photographer

Miles Witt Boyer

Miles is an international wedding and portrait photographer, and founder of The Photographic Collective and Miles Witt Boyer Photography. His keen eye for light and moments is matched with a passion for relationships and human connection. He is nationally published, award winning, named “One of the Top Wedding Photographers in the World” by Looks Like Film in 2020, and has a portfolio showing work from nearly 40 states and countries all over the world. Miles was named a 40 under 40 by Entrepreneurs Herald Magazine in 2022. He places a high value on experience for his clients, noting that the most beautiful art is often a biproduct of being invited into arms length of the most important moments. Miles is a Fujifilm global ambassador, as well as a Fujifilm X-Photographer and a Holdfast Gear Ambassador. With a unique obsession with dynamic light, he loves teaching photographers how to see light in special ways. His titles include Professor, Art Director, Marketing Consultant, Educator, Social Influencer, Entrepreneur, and his most personally valued of all, husband and father. His beautiful wife helps manage and run his companies. His two brilliant, energetic boys are no stranger to having their lives well documented.

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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

Good luck!

This month’s prize

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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Creator & X-photographer

Miles Witt Boyer

Miles is an international wedding and portrait photographer, and founder of The Photographic Collective and Miles Witt Boyer Photography. His keen eye for light and moments is matched with a passion for relationships and human connection. He is nationally published, award winning, named “One of the Top ...

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Want to get a copy of Miles’ key style points to print out or read offline? Open it here

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