Portrait Photography How To

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Ron Leach  |  Jun 20, 2017  |  0 comments

A tutorial we shared yesterday suggested that one way to increase your creativity is to ignore focal length rules and “think differently” when choosing a lens for various types of photography. In the video below, photographer/educator Mark Wallace demonstrates why there’s more than one perfect lens for portraiture.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 14, 2017  |  0 comments

If you’re shopping for a portrait lens, or just trying to figure out which lens you own is best for people pictures, we encourage you to watch this video from AdoramaTV before making a decision. Phoenix-based pro Mark Wallace offers an interesting perspective that may challenge some of your preconceptions.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 12, 2017  |  0 comments

Many of the tutorials we share involve technical aspects of photography like lighting, image editing, exposure calculations and other objective topics. The video below is more subjective in nature, in that it explores how the ability to capture a variety of moods can make a big difference in your portraiture.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 12, 2017  |  0 comments

Everyone knows that shooting during the sweet light of  “golden hour” makes for better landscape and nature images. But in this tutorial from innovative photographer Manny Ortiz you’ll learn how to take great portraits when the sun is low in the sky.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 08, 2017  |  0 comments

A while back we featured an unusual challenge in which six photographers shot the same model with very interesting results. When that video went viral, three photographers and a special guest repeated the competition. And now, inspired by the first two episodes, we bring you shootout number three.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 08, 2017  |  0 comments

Yesterday we shared a video demonstrating how to balance window light with flash for better indoor portraits. Today’s tutorial explains how to use off-camera flash for more pleasing results outdoors.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 08, 2017  |  0 comments

There’s no better way to glean a bit of inspiration than by listening to a legendary photographer reveal the secrets behind his success. In this fascinating video from Canon USA, celebrity shooter Douglas Kirkland discusses his heralded career and explains why his iconic portraits are so compelling.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 07, 2017  |  0 comments

Window light is often a great source of illumination for shooting indoor portraits, but sometimes you need a bit of supplemental light to achieve perfect results. In this quick tutorial from AdoramaTV you'll learn how to balance the light from a simple off-camera flash with that streaming in from a large window.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 05, 2017  |  0 comments

Now that the days are getting longer and summer is barely two weeks away photographers are spending more time outdoors, often shooting under less than ideal light. In the video below portrait photographer Manny Ortiz demonstrates how to take amazing portraits in high-contrast situations when the sun is high in the sky.

Ron Leach  |  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  |  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  |  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  |  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  |  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  |  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.

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