Portrait Photography How To

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Ron Leach  |  May 12, 2022  |  0 comments

One unfortunate mistake we see regularly is bumping up saturation in an attempt to make photos “POP,” with a heavy-handed approach that gives the shot an ugly, unrealistic appearance and actually ruins the image.

Henry Anderson  |  May 11, 2022  |  0 comments

You’ve probably noticed there’s been a trend for editing portraits lately that favors a bright, high key look. While there is some visual appeal to processing portraits this way since it gives them an eye-catching, ethereal color palette there are some trade-offs to this method.

Ron Leach  |  May 11, 2022  |  0 comments

Shooting outdoor portraits can be a mixed bag. On the one hand, natural light photography means carrying less gear, but here’s the problem: On bright, sunny days with high contrast, it can be difficult to properly meter a scene and capture flattering images.

Henry Anderson  |  May 05, 2022  |  0 comments

When shooting portraits, is it better to use a zoom lens or a prime lens? It's a common question a lot of photographers, particularly those who are just starting out in portraiture, are bound to ask.

Ron Leach  |  May 04, 2022  |  0 comments

You may not consider yourself a portrait photographer, but trust us: Sooner or later you’ll be asked to work some magic with family members or friends. And it’s likely your “model” will be just as inexperienced as you are.

Henry Anderson  |  May 03, 2022  |  0 comments

There's a movement in modern boudoir photography to bring these sensual shoots outside the bedroom. We've covered some photographers who are doing boudoir shoots outdoors and now here's another photographer who has brought boudoir to a non-typical location: a library in New York City.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 28, 2022  |  0 comments

Some photographers fall into a rut by shooting the same type of images over and over again. For some that means landscape photos, for others it’s portraits, macro, wildlife, or whatever specialty they enjoy. The problem with this approach is it’s easy to get a bit stale.

Henry Anderson  |  Apr 28, 2022  |  0 comments

When you're just getting started in photography, shooting portraits can be both fun and intimidating. It's fun because you can get your friends and family to act as models and just start shooting away. It can be intimidating though because you're liable to make a few mistakes that could make your subjects look less than their best.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 25, 2022  |  0 comments

Now that temperatures are rising, it’s time to head to the shore for a day of portrait photography before beaches get crowded later in the season. In the video below you’ll learn several quick tips for making captivating images with a unique look.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 19, 2022  |  0 comments

Let’s say you open an image on the computer, the focus is perfect, you nailed the exposure, and composition is fine. But wait: the colors look awful. So you trash it, right? Not so fast.

Vanessa Joy  |  Apr 16, 2022  |  1 comments

Being a photo nerd isn’t cheap. Photographers have expensive taste that is never satisfied. So how can you make the most out of your photography budget while still creating great images?

Henry Anderson  |  Apr 14, 2022  |  0 comments

Last month we featured a tutorial on how to pose plus size women for boudoir photos and it has become one of our most popular stories of the year. So here's another great video with posing tips for plus size models.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 12, 2022  |  0 comments

While most photographers realize that a bit of supplemental light can make a huge difference in portrait photos, many shooters shy away from the technique because they think expensive gear, complicated skills, and a studio are required to get the job done.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 07, 2022  |  0 comments

In the world of photography, as with other artistic pursuits, the term “beginner” isn’t a dirty word. It just means there are a few things to learn if you want to take image making to the next level.

Henry Anderson  |  Apr 06, 2022  |  0 comments

When taking portraits of a pet, most of the time the goal is make the animal look as adorable as possible. This is either to get your friends go "Aww!" on social media if the pet is yours, or to please a client who is paying you to photograph their beloved cat, dog, or goldfish.

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