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Find the best photography Inspiration

There comes a time for every creative when you feel uninspired and tired of your work. Many people tend to get burned out and never really know how to start back up again. For photographers, I am sure this is nothing new.

Discover photography inspiration for your portrait work

So what do you do when you need photography inspiration to kickstart your day? We get on our phone of course. Here are a few places to check out for online photography inspiration. Also, make sure to check out my comprehensive list of resources for beginner photographers.

1. Social Media

Instagram has become my number one source of photography inspiration. I love how you can search via #hashtags, and keep a constant stream of inspiration right at your fingertips. Facebook is also a great way to find inspiration, but I tend to lean more heavily on Instagram. It is more visual and makes looking through galleries so much easier.

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2. Behance

Adobe-owned is a website dedicated to showcasing creative work for creatives of all types. Photography isn’t the only type of design I draw inspiration from, so I highly recommend checking out the site. You can filter by project types and curated galleries.

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3. 500px

This online community of photographers is one of the largest in the world. You can browse photos from photographers all over the world and get inspired by the best.


4. Pinterest

Technically a social network, I list Pinterest because it really stands on its own. It is very simple to jump online and do a search for almost anything you can think of. Many of the results can lead you to photography websites and other great inspiration.


5. PetaPixel

If you’re looking for more technical inspiration for your portrait photography, then you may want to check out PetaPixel. This blog is filled with great articles for photographers of all levels. They provide great tips and tricks to get you out of that photography rut.


6. Fstoppers

The Fstoppers community of photographers has been a corner-stone of my photography learning. This photography blog is very similar to bit also provides some amazing galleries of work from photographers all over the world.

7. Flickr

I really wasn’t a huge fan of Flickr when it first came out. After some rough patches, I think it is quickly becoming a solid community website for photographers. It is organized into countless groups so you will need to do some general digging to find the type of photography inspiration you are looking for.

8. The Inspiration Grid

When it comes to online photography inspiration, The Inspiration Grid is as simple as it gets. It is a curated gallery that is updated daily with new creative stories from artists all over the world. It’s a good site to see tons of unique content and I always keep it on my list for inspiration.

9. PhotographyTalk

I stumbled across this website very recently and love how it helps beginners like me find what I am looking for. It’s a great community with technical resources and plenty of inspiration for your portrait photography.

10. Deviantart

I discovered Deviantart almost 10 years ago, and I find myself still browsing the site today. In my mind, it really started as a more amateur creative website, but really has grown since then. It has simple categories to follow and I am sure you will find inspiration to kickstart your next project.

Online Photography Inspiration

Finding inspiration that moves you emotionally is something that all artists strive to accomplish when creating artwork. This can be in design, photography, cooking and so many other industries. Whatever your passion, make sure you are continually learning and discovering new ideas and tips for improving your work.

Jason Dallas Portraits Model Test ShootsJason The Creative – Dallas Portrait Photographer

Photography just decided to grow on me and I never looked back. I am a portrait photographer growing and specializing in model test shoots. Every one starts somewhere and this is my story.

What’s in my camera bag

My Portrait Photography Gear for Model Test Shoots

Sony a7riii Mirrorless Camera
High Resolution Studio Camera
Sony a7iii Mirrorless Camera
Great Photo & Video Camera
Sony 85mm f1.4 GMaster
Best Portrait Lens
Sony 35mm F1.8
Great wide lens for lifestyle shoots
Sony Zeiss 55mm f1.8
First lens I purchased – Amazing and light
Sony 24-70mm F2.8 GMaster
Best all-in-one Portrait Zoom Lens
Sony 24-105 f4.0 G Lens
Best all around walk-around lens

Secondary Portrait Photography Camera and Lens

Sony a6400 Mirrorless Camera (crop-sensor)
Small & amazing quality
Sony 16-55mm f2.8 G Lens
Super sharp and versatile

Sony Mirrorless Bodies You Should See

Sony a7rii
High Quality Studio Camera
Sony a7ii
Great General Purpose Camera
Sony a7sii
High Quality Video Camera
Sony a6600
Photo and Video Camera
Sony a6500
Crop Sensor Video Camera
Sony a6300
Amazing Budget Starter Camera

Full-Frame Lenses You Should Check Out

Tamron 28-75mm F2.8 Lens
Great budget option zoom lens
Sony 70-200 F2.8 Lens
Amazing Quality Zoom Lens
Sony 16-35mm f2.8 Lens
Superb wide-angle Lens
Sony 85mm F1.8 Lens
Great Budget Portrait Lens
Sony 24mm F1.4 Lens
Sharp Wide Prime Lens

Crop-Sensor Lenses You Just Might Need

Tamron 28-75mm F2.8 Lens
Great budget option zoom lens
Sony 18-105 F4.0 Lens
Awesome Video Lens
Sigma 16mm F1.4
Great YouTube Lens
Sigma 30mm F1.4
Sharp & Light Weight Lens
Sigma 56mm F1.4
Go-To Portrait Lens

My Current Off Camera Studio Flash Lighting / Location Kits

Profoto Air Remote TTL-S
Remote Trigger
Profoto B2 250 AirTTL Location Kit
Portable light strobes
Profoto OCF 2×3 Softbox
Portable soft light modifier
Profoto OCF Softbox 2ft Octa
Small direct soft box
Profoto 41in Deep Medium Umbrella
Main studio modifier
Profoto OCF Speedring
Modifier connector

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