To continue a theme, you don’t need a dSLR any more for most photography, and you will enjoy using and carrying a smaller, lighter Micro Four Thirds camera and lenses at much more affordable prices and still create great images – here is a little tribute to one of my favourite online portraiture photographers who uses the older Micro Four Thirds cameras such as the Panasonic G3 with an Olympus mZD 45mm f/1.8 lens and ambient lighting – so anyone could achieve this without having to resort to big, heavy, expensive gear. Note his 500px.com portfolio is NSFW but has many more delightful portraits.
See also an interview with him here.
Quote: “”Everything I know now came from taking thousands of images, hours of processing and fooling around with every setting on the camera.” Stanislav pointed out numerous times that everything he learned came from his own experiences and mistakes.”
His technique is simple window light in his attic, no flashes, reflectors, minimal skin Photoshopping, but does add background textures to his blank wall, and applies some tonal modifications.
Note. it seems someone convinced him to buy a Canon 6D full frame dSLR with 50mm f/1.4 and 135mm f/2.0L lenses, but looks like he has then reverted back to Micro Four Thirds and purchased an Olympus OM-D E-M1 with 75mm f/1.8 lens.