Portrait Photography How To

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Gavin Hoey  |  Jun 21, 2018  |  0 comments

Shooting portraits on location with a wide aperture can result in some great images, but if, like me, you want to underexpose the ambient light for a more dramatic effect, you’ll quickly realize there’s a problem with shutter speed and off camera flash.

Dan Havlik  |  Jun 15, 2018  |  0 comments

Dublin-based fashion photographer Anita Sadowska is who we turn to when we want to see stunning swimsuit photography, and in the below how-to video she pulls back the veil some more on just how she does it.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jun 14, 2018  |  0 comments

The latest video from Mango Street is on a popular topic that all photographers have struggled with at some point: how to shoot better photos in low light. Yes, we all probably think we can shoot fine photos in low light thanks to the latest digital cameras that can capture lower noise images at high ISOs. But there’s more to it than just depending on your camera gear.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jun 11, 2018  |  0 comments

There’s an easy way to make your beauty shots even more stunning: just add some colored gels to your lighting. Editorial fashion photographer Jake Hicks shows how in the below video where he shoots a portrait session at home and gets a variety of attractive looks.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 07, 2018  |  0 comments

With the first day of summer just two weeks away, it’s time to start thinking about shooting photographs at the beach. And what better way to do that than with a pretty model in swimwear?

Ron Leach  |  Jun 06, 2018  |  0 comments

Daniel Norton is a NY-based photographer known for his striking portrait and fashion images, and in this quick tutorial he demonstrates one of his favorite techniques—backlighting a subject for a dramatic effect.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 04, 2018  |  1 comments

If you’re one of those photographers who thinks portrait editing is a complicated and mysterious task, this quick tutorial is for you. In less than five minutes you’ll learn five simple tips that will make a big difference in your people pictures.

Dan Havlik  |  May 31, 2018  |  1 comments

The below video from photographer Daniel DeArco is a little different from the ones we’ve featured on Shutterbug in the past. It’s not exactly a How-To video but you may learn a lot about how to get your photos noticed.

Shutterbug Staff  |  May 24, 2018  |  0 comments

We often turn to Los Angeles-based pro photographer Michael Sasser’s YouTube channel for gear tips including lens recommendations but in the below he offers something equally valuable: tips on how to pose your subjects for better boudoir images.

Shutterbug Staff  |  May 21, 2018  |  0 comments

How to pose friends, family and even total strangers so you can take awesome portraits of them is a popular theme on Shutterbug.com, so here’s another tutorial for you on that subject. In the below video, Pierre T. Lambert offers three more posing tips on “how to make anyone feel amazing in front of the camera.”

Shutterbug Staff  |  May 16, 2018  |  0 comments

We’ve shared quite a few videos recently on how to effectively pose people in photos and they’ve proved to be quite popular. So, here’s another one with a slightly different spin on posing we think will help you out on your next portrait shoot.

Shutterbug Staff  |  May 14, 2018  |  0 comments

The gang from Mango Street is back with one of their fastest and cleverest photography videos yet. In the below clip, they give you nine portrait location ideas in just 90 seconds.

Dan Havlik  |  May 14, 2018  |  0 comments

Up-and-coming portrait photographers are always looking for models to photograph to expand their portfolios. But what if you can’t afford professional model? Fear not, the next best thing to hiring a model is to have your friends pose for you for free.

Barry Tanenbaum  |  May 10, 2018  |  0 comments

Steve Vaccariello had an advantage when he took this photograph of actor Alan Cumming for Aventura magazine. Well, actually three advantages. The first was that he’d photographed Cumming before. The second, they were friends.

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