Portrait Photography How To

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Sue Bryce  |  Apr 16, 2021  |  0 comments

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Ron Leach  |  Apr 14, 2021  |  0 comments

Good photographers constantly strive for a creative edge that gives their images something special. This could mean an unusual technique, uncommon subject matter, or even a new piece of gear. And in this quick tutorial you’ll find 10 simple tips for making striking photographs with the WOW factor.

Henry Anderson  |  Apr 08, 2021  |  0 comments

A "mistake" in photography is something to be avoided, right? That's not always the case and in the below tutorial, pro photographer and educator Karl Taylor explains how a lighting error can sometimes add sex appeal to a portrait.

Henry Anderson  |  Apr 06, 2021  |  0 comments

With some photography tutorials, the title really says it all. And in the below video, pro photographer Manny Ortiz shares what he calls "6 minutes of NO BS, straight to the point PORTRAIT Photography tips!" The helpful portrait photography clip really lives up to its billing.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 05, 2021  |  0 comments

Most photographers are familiar with the Exposure Triangle that consists of Aperture, Shutter Speed and ISO—the three camera settings that combine to arrive at a “correct exposure.” Of course what’s perceived as “correct” is in the eye of the beholder, as the exposure you use depends upon the mood you intend to convey.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 01, 2021  |  0 comments

When it comes to photography, there’s color and then there’s COLOR! In other words, sometimes you want to take a subtle approach while other times the goal is to create eye-popping images—either by choosing vivid subjects, using certain camera settings and shooting techniques, employing a bit of editing wizardry, or a combination of the above.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 01, 2021  |  0 comments

Yesterday we posted a powerful tutorial with 10 simple tips for becoming a better portrait photographer. Today we turn to the editing side of things, with some great advice for enhancing those images even further.

Henry Anderson  |  Mar 31, 2021  |  0 comments

Late last year, photographer Irene Rudnyk gave us her top ten tips and tricks to shoot stunning portrait photos and now she's back with part two of the tutorial with ten MORE pieces of helpful portrait advice.

Henry Anderson  |  Mar 25, 2021  |  0 comments

Wouldn't it be great if we could all just go to the beach right now? And it'd be even better if we could bring our cameras, meet up with a gorgeous model, and shoot stunning swimsuit images in sunny locations.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 18, 2021  |  0 comments

If you’re wondering how to give portraits a unique look, this quick tutorial is for you. And the good news is you don’t need a studio or fancy lighting equipment, because this technique uses Photoshop to simulate sunlight.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 17, 2021  |  0 comments

If you’ve ever photographed a model or an animal against a busy background, you know how difficult it can be to make precise selections around fine details like flyaway hair or fur. Fortunately, there’s a remarkably easy way to get the job done, as you’ll see below.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 10, 2021  |  0 comments

Some photographers turn up their noses at the notion of using on-camera flash for portrait photography. But the technique is super easy to accomplish, and done right it can yield surprisingly beautiful results.

Henry Anderson  |  Mar 09, 2021  |  0 comments

Boudoir photography pro Critsey Rowe likes to challenge herself on assignments because it brings out the best in her and her photos. It can also help make the next shoot easier because she's bound to learn a few things about how to streamline her boudoir photography workflow and increase efficiency.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 09, 2021  |  0 comments

One way to really mess up an otherwise nice portrait is to get the lighting wrong and end up with shiny hot spots on a model’s face. But if you make that mistake, never fear, because one of our favorite image-editing experts comes to the rescue with a Lightroom quick fix below.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 03, 2021  |  0 comments

There are a number of reasons to remove an object from an image. Sometimes the goal it to get rid of a distracting element, while other times you may want to move a key subject to a totally different photo. Or perhaps you’re creating a special effect.

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