Portrait Photography How To

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Ron Leach  |  Sep 29, 2020  |  0 comments

So you’re trying your hand at people pictures and your photos look more like snapshots than “real” portraits. What gives? The solution for taking your images to the next level may be as simple as picking up a few affordable accessories.

David Bergman  |  Sep 28, 2020  |  0 comments

Whether youre photographing a newly married couple, a rock band, or your family and friends, where you place your subject can have a huge impact on the quality of your final images. Its usually up to the photographer to select the shoot location, and a great outdoor space can turn a photo from ordinary to extraordinary. But how do you pick the best spot?

Dan Havlik  |  Sep 25, 2020  |  0 comments

If you want to brush up on your portrait photography skills this weekend, there's no better place to start than this tutorial from Justin Laurens that covers just about everything you need to know to get started. The best part is that it's completely free and you don't need fancy lighting gear or a studio to learn these tips.

Dan Havlik  |  Sep 21, 2020  |  0 comments

Professional portrait photographer Anita Sadowska is back with her latest lighting tips and advice. This time she's comparing what it's like to shoot portraits in direct sunlight vs shooting backlit portraits vs shooting in an indoor studio using strobes.

Tom Shu  |  Sep 21, 2020  |  0 comments

I have been a professional photographer for a few years now and throughout my career I have continued to collect photography tips that have worked for me. Here are my absolute favorite beginner photography tips from my journal, which have continued to help me create beautiful imagery to this day.

Henry Anderson  |  Sep 18, 2020  |  0 comments

If you're looking to put your best foot forward this weekend, we've got a photography tutorial that's sure to curl your toes. Aside from, perhaps, hand shots, photos of feet are one of the most common images you see in advertising. And, of course, someone has to take all these lucrative feet photos, so why not get your foot in the door with this burgeoning artform today?

Ron Leach  |  Sep 16, 2020  |  0 comments

Over the past few years there’s been a shift from DSLR cameras to mirrorless models among amateurs and pros alike. But as you’ll see in the video below, it’s still a bit premature to ring the death knell for the trusty DSLR—at least for certain applications.

Kesha Lambert  |  Sep 14, 2020  |  0 comments

Beautiful people make for beautiful photographs. While that statement may be up for debate, we can widely agree that the majority of people in the world are not runway models or celebrities gracing the pages of Vogue or People magazines. So, what are some ways photographers can create fabulous portraits of their subjects, even if they aren’t fashion models?

Henry Anderson  |  Sep 09, 2020  |  0 comments

There's no easy way to capture a great portrait, or is there? Bach Photography thinks there are some tricks that will, at least, make things easier for you as a portrait photographer while helping you produce better images.

Dan Havlik  |  Sep 07, 2020  |  0 comments

If you're just starting out in photography but don't know where to begin, the below video from Mango Street is a great place to start. 

Shutterbug Staff  |  Sep 02, 2020  |  0 comments

The latest edition of Shutterbug's monthly Exploring Light column, where pro photographers from Canon's Explorers of Light program offer tips, tricks and photo advice, is a little different from previous installments.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 02, 2020  |  0 comments

When it’s time to upgrade one’s gear, many savvy photographers begin by buying better lenses, rather than investing in a new camera. After all, it’s the quality off the glass that ultimately determines the quality of the images.

Dan Havlik  |  Aug 31, 2020  |  0 comments

Just because you're shooting portraits indoors doesn't mean you need to be a slave to artificial light. Yes, even in the studio you can shoot beautiful portraits using only natural light.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 25, 2020  |  0 comments

We’ve all been there: You shoot a quick portrait that you think is pretty nice, only to find out later on the computer that there are subtle, ugly shadows on your subject’s face. The image is ruined, right? Well, not so fast.

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