Portrait Photography How To

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Ron Leach  |  Apr 18, 2024  |  0 comments

Portrait and wildlife photographers have at least one thing in common: they understand why it's essential to focus on a subject's eyes. But just because the eyes are sharp doesn't mean they sparkle and are full of life, and that's what you'll learn how to in the quick Photoshop tutorial below.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 16, 2024  |  0 comments

Have you ever captured an image that looked like a pixelated mess, either because your camera was inadvertently set to low resolution or you cropped the photo excessively? If so, this tutorial from the Bazillions instructional YouTube channel  is just what you need, as it explores the fascinating world of AI upscaling.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 15, 2024  |  0 comments

Every so often we all take things too far when making adjustments in Photoshop, and some photographers cancel the enhancement and begin again. But what if we told you there are "hidden undo sliders" that enable you to backtrack your steps incrementally rather than starting over?

Ron Leach  |  Apr 09, 2024  |  0 comments

Whether you process images in Lightroom, Photoshop, or another full-featured editor, it's difficult not to get carried away by all the capabilities available. But sometimes you'll achieve much better results by restraining yourself and taking a subtle approach so that you don't ruin photos by giving them an "over-cooked" look.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 02, 2024  |  0 comments

This tutorial is the first installment of an eye-opening series describing conditions under which you shouldn't trust a camera's meter to deliver accurate exposures when shooting images in certain situations. Today you'll learn how much to underexpose a photo when faced with a low light, high contrast scene.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 29, 2024  |  0 comments

Unless you shoot portraits in b&w, the tones you apply to an image can make or break a photo—even with a beautiful subject. That's because the color values you use are a very important component of visual storytelling and help convey a variety of compelling moods and feelings.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 28, 2024  |  0 comments

If your street photographs look like snapshots it time to up your game with an eye-catching technique that smacks viewers in the face. In this interesting tutorial from the aptly name Travelbugraphy YouTube channel you'll learn how to incorporate "shadow play" in your images to capture compelling photos while traveling or on the streets of your hometown.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 28, 2024  |  0 comments

It's nearly impossible to capture a great photo if the colors in your images are consistently unnatural, gaudy or dull. So if you're struggling with unimpressive color, whether shooting indoors or out, buckle up and watch the 10-minute tutorial below.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 27, 2024  |  0 comments

Sooner or later in the evolution of every photographer, a time will come when creating personal style becomes a top priority. After all, we all want our images to be readily recognizable so they grab attention by standing out from the crowd.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 25, 2024  |  0 comments

Soft, burry photos are the bane of all photographers regardless of the type of photos they shoot. One way to fix things is using Photoshop's High Pass filter as you saw in last week's tutorial from the LAYRS YouTube channel.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 22, 2024  |  0 comments

You may be surprised to learn that many top models aren't blessed with a perfect complexion. As a result, some of the gorgeous images you see owe their impact to both good shooting skills and a knowledge of basic skin-retouching techniques for their flattering and natural looking effect.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 21, 2024  |  0 comments

There are several ways to sharpen soft images and some are more effective than others. The straightforward tutorial below demonstrates how to get the job done quickly and effectively by employing Photoshop's easy-to-use High Pass Filter.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 21, 2024  |  0 comments

Experienced portrait photographers often shoot outdoors with natural light when conditions are right for soft, even illumination. Other shooters, on the other hand, avoid supplemental light at all costs because of a misconception that the technique is too difficult to master.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 15, 2024  |  0 comments

Whether you shoot portraits, wildlife images, or cute photos of your beloved pets, the eyes are the most important element to get dialed with precision. Achieving accurate focus on the subject's iris when capturing an image goes a long way to achieving this goal. But there's much more you can do to accentuate the eyes during post processing.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 14, 2024  |  0 comments

Earlier this month we featured a tutorial explaining a Lightroom technique for editing b&w photos to achieve maximum impact. The quick tutorial below takes a similar approach for all of you Photoshop users.