Portrait Photography How To

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Ron Leach Posted: May 24, 2017 0 comments

Jennifer Borget is a photographer and journalist who offers great advice on simple ways to take dynamic photos. She’s also an energetic mother of two young children, and in the quick tutorial below she demonstrates how you can shoot self-portraits with your kids that you’ll cherish forever.

Ron Leach Posted: May 23, 2017 0 comments

Ask 100 portrait photographers to name the most important facial feature of their subjects, and 95 will likely say the eyes. But according to New York portrait pro Peter Hurley, if you want to make your subjects look their best, “It’s all about the jaw.”

Ron Leach Posted: May 22, 2017 0 comments

Most great photographers are also accomplished visual storytellers who understand how to draw viewers into their scene and direct their eyes to the key element in the image. In the video below you’ll learn 10 quick tips for doing exactly that, while making your photographs more impactful.

Ron Leach Posted: May 22, 2017 0 comments

Serge Ramelli is a French landscape photographer who occasionally experiments with portrait composites. In the Photoshop tutorial below he shows you how to shoot and combine two shots to make one epic “Landscape portrait.”

Ron Leach Posted: May 19, 2017 0 comments

It’s sort of obvious that without light there isn’t a whole lot we can do with our cameras. But the fascinating two-minute video below provides an awe-inspiring demonstration of how light, in its various forms, dramatically changes the look of a simple portrait.

Dan Havlik Posted: May 16, 2017 0 comments

You might think swimsuit photography is a piece of cake. Go to a beautiful location with  beautiful models and take beautiful photos, right? Well, it’s not that easy and swimwear photographer Joey Wright can attest to that.

Ron Leach Posted: May 12, 2017 0 comments

Bryan Peterson is a successful commercial photographer with a long list of big-time clients. One of his secrets to success is to strive for “great” shots and not settle for “pleasing” ones.

Ron Leach Posted: May 04, 2017 0 comments

Everyone loves to shoot outdoor portraits with natural light, but sometimes the sun and clouds simply don’t cooperate. For those of you who can’t afford expensive lighting gear to save the day, there’s a cheap and effective solution that works wonders in a variety of situations.

Ron Leach Posted: Apr 25, 2017 0 comments

Some photographers are a bit intimidated by using off-camera flash outdoors, especially if they do most of their shooting with available light. If this sounds familiar, watch the five-minute video below and learn how to easily improve your portraiture in the field.

Ron Leach Posted: Apr 25, 2017 0 comments

Everyone loves shooting portraits, but it’s not always easy to find an attractive model who knows how to pose for the camera. The solution is simple: Watch the quick video below and you’ll learn how to direct a friend or client to pose like a pro.

Ron Leach Posted: Apr 24, 2017 0 comments

Tony Northrup is an image-editing expert who says, “The most common portrait mistake we see is underexposing because of backlighting.” If this problem sounds familiar, fear not, because Northrup provides a simple solution in the 5-minute video below.

Dan Havlik Posted: Apr 18, 2017 0 comments

Do you want to shoot outdoor portraits but can’t find any decent locations to serve as backdrops? Maybe you should be looking closer to home. That’s the message in our latest video with New York Times-best selling author/photographer Jordan Matter who finds five great portrait photography locations in the “ugly” neighborhood outside his studio in New York City.

Ron Leach Posted: Apr 13, 2017 0 comments

Sometimes it’s great to get outdoors and shoot environmental portraits with a real backdrop like Colorado’s Flatiron Mountains outside of Boulder. The problem is that unless you have some sweet golden-hour light, the harsh midday sun can make such a task very difficult.

Ron Leach Posted: Apr 12, 2017 0 comments

Manny Ortiz is a Chicago-based photographer known for capturing the personality of his subjects. He’s also a good instructor, and in the four-minute video below he provides some great posing tips for budding portrait photographers.

Ron Leach Posted: Apr 11, 2017 0 comments

Brian Dowling is an American photographer living in Berlin, with a project that would drive many of his peers to envy: He traveled to 20 countries across the globe in search of gorgeous redheads to photograph in all their natural beauty.

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