Portrait Photography How To

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Henry Anderson  |  Jan 20, 2021  |  0 comments

You don't have to go into the studio to shoot gorgeous portraits with ideal light. If you know a few tricks and can pick the right locations, you can capture stunning portraits right on the street using only natural light.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 19, 2021  |  0 comments

One often overlooked technique for improving outdoor photographs is using a your camera’s built-in flash or a more powerful external unit for filling in shadows, adding sparkle to a subject’s eyes and much more. If you think this requires complicated camera and flash settings, read on.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 15, 2021  |  0 comments

If you want to shoot better portraits without expensive lighting equipment, this quick tutorial is for you. In just five minutes you’ll see how to create a simple and effective natural light studio in your garage that delivers professional results. And you can use this setup for more than just portrait photography.

Henry Anderson  |  Jan 12, 2021  |  0 comments

Two models are always better than one, right? Maybe if your shoot calls for it but that doesn't mean photographing two models is easier than capturing one. In fact, it can be quite a bit more challenging.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 12, 2021  |  0 comments

We’re constantly looking for simple techniques that enable you to capture spectacular portraits without specialized expertise and complicated lighting setups. The tutorial below is a really good one, as it reveals how you can achieve professional looking results with a very simple trick

Ron Leach  |  Jan 07, 2021  |  0 comments

Everyone loves photo hacks, especially when it comes to lighting techniques that some photographers find confusing. If that sounds like you, keep reading because you’ll see how to easily create eye-popping portraits in less time that it takes to read this piece.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 06, 2021  |  0 comments

So you’d like to try your hand at portrait photography, but lack a studio and all the specialized lighting gear and accessories typically used by the pros. No problem, because this tutorial demonstrates how to shoot captivating portraits with natural light and simple gear in the comfort of your home.

The Editors  |  Jan 05, 2021  |  0 comments

Welp, that was an interesting year! But let's move on, shall we, because as the old expression goes, "may you live in interesting times" is both a blessing and a curse. 2020, aka annus horribilis, was also an unusual year in the photography world, which is reflected in our annual rundown of Shutterbug's most popular stories of the year.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 30, 2020  |  0 comments

If you’re looking for a bit of inspiration for shooting unique photos over the upcoming holiday weekend, you’ve come to the right place. That’s because a popular pro reveals what he considers the 10 best photography ideas of 2020.

Dean Zulich  |  Dec 23, 2020  |  1 comments

Regardless if you are dealing with limited time, adverse circumstances, or a lack of props, there is always a way to create compelling portraits on the run. In this tutorial, pro photographer Dean Zulich shares portrait photography tips from his shoots from different locations all over the world.

Henry Anderson  |  Dec 21, 2020  |  0 comments

Have your model strike the right pose, and your photo shoot could be a success. Have them strike the wrong one and it could end up a disaster. Nowhere is this more important thaen in boudoir and swimwear photography where appealing posing is critical.

Roberto Valenzuela  |  Dec 16, 2020  |  0 comments

When I was invited to create five lighting tips for this Exploring Light column, my initial thought was to avoid common lighting tips you’re familiar with and likely using now. Instead, I wanted to offer a few tips and techniques that have benefited me throughout my career while shooting portraits.

Dan Havlik  |  Dec 14, 2020  |  0 comments

What makes a great portrait versus a boring snapshot? Sometimes you need to have the eye of a pro to take your portraits to the next level.

Dan Havlik  |  Dec 11, 2020  |  0 comments

One of the most classic looks in photography and filmmaking is the silhouette. A dark shape, such as person's body, outlined against a brighter background in dim lighting creates drama and mystery in your photos.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 10, 2020  |  0 comments

Proper posing and directing techniques are critically important in portraiture, especially when your goal is to create a seductive look when photographing pretty, sensuous models. And we found an experienced pro that will help boost your confidence by demonstrating just how it’s done.

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