Portrait Photography How To

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Ron Leach  |  Apr 06, 2022  |  0 comments

We all strive to capture images that grab attention, or as one pro puts it, “leap off the page and immediately connect with the viewer.” If that sounds like a recipe for success, check out the secret sauce in the tutorial below.

Henry Anderson  |  Mar 30, 2022  |  0 comments

Many up-and-coming photographers might not have a budget to afford to hire a professional model for a portrait shoot. But have no fear: you can shoot great photos of a non-professional model if you just follow some basic advice.

Henry Anderson  |  Mar 24, 2022  |  0 comments

Brett Seeley is an experienced fitness photographer who has worked with many experienced and some not-so-experienced fitness models. Not surprisingly, he's seen the good and the bad of posing for fitness model portraits.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 24, 2022  |  0 comments

We always turn to photographer Jordi Koalitic when we need a fresh jolt of creativity, because he never seems to run out of ideas for capturing unique images close to home. In today’s quick episode he demonstrate five fresh hacks that you’ll definitely want to try.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 22, 2022  |  0 comments

There are many reasons you may want to cut out the background of a photo and create a composite image. Sometimes the goal is to replace a boring sky with something more compelling. Other times you may just want to place a portrait photo on a more interesting background.

Roberto Valenzuela  |  Mar 18, 2022  |  0 comments

(Editor’s Note: Exploring Light is a monthly Shutterbug column featuring tips, tricks, and photo advice from professional photographers in Canon Explorers of Light education program. This month's column is by Roberto Valenzuela, with five essential techniques for posing people.

Henry Anderson  |  Mar 17, 2022  |  0 comments

The weather is warming up, which means it's the perfect time to go to the beach. Just don't forget to bring your camera! And, more importantly, don't miss the below tutorial with eight great beach photography tips for photographing swimwear in natural light.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 15, 2022  |  0 comments

Most of us have experienced the frustration of returning from a shoot, uploading our images to the computer, and discovering that some of them are darker than we’d like. There are several ways to recover shadow details in an image, and the method you’ll learn today is one of the easiest and most effective.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 14, 2022  |  0 comments

Sooner or later every photographer’s creative vision runs dry, whether they’re an avid amateur or a working pro. The quick tutorial below provides a heavy dose of inspiration for the next time you run out of ideas.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 09, 2022  |  0 comments

Today we’re not going to get into another discussion of the many advantages of Raw files compared to JPEGs. Let’s just assume that, for whatever reason, you shot a bunch of JPEG images and they look really awful.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 08, 2022  |  0 comments

Nothing spoils an otherwise great shot more than failing to achieve precise focus. You can compose a scene properly, nail exposure, and capture beautiful colors, but if the image is soft all is for naught.

Henry Anderson  |  Mar 02, 2022  |  0 comments

If you've ever dreamed of doing a shoot at a photo studio that's bathed only in gorgeous natural light, here's a great video showing what it's really like. In the below clip, portrait and swimwear photographer Anita Sadowska takes you behind the scenes for a swimwear shoot she did recently at a studio in New York City.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 01, 2022  |  0 comments

If you’re inexperienced at portraiture and looking for a creative edge, we’ve got you covered with the straightforward tutorial below. Bet yet, you’ll be able to shoot eye-catching photos with a simple home setup and a minimum of gear.

Henry Anderson  |  Feb 24, 2022  |  1 comments

Professional fitness photographer Brett Seeley always has the best shoots. In the below video the Hawaii-based Seeley works with one of his favorite models, Jade Honey from the UK, to share a behind-the-scenes photo shoot with posing tips in the below video.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 23, 2022  |  0 comments

One challenge with outdoor photography is that landscape scenes tend to be complicated, often confusing viewers and directing their gaze away from your main subject. One of the best methods for simplifying a busy photo is to blur the background, thereby emphasizing what you consider the key point of the shot.

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