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Henry Anderson  |  Oct 11, 2019  |  0 comments

Light the way to better photos with the below video from Run N Gun that shows you 9 awesome lighting hacks for photography in just 90 seconds. The lighting tricks can be applied to portrait photos or any sort of scene or setting where you want to add drama or creative luminance.

Henry Anderson  |  Oct 08, 2019  |  0 comments

If everything in a portrait looks good except for your subject's hair, there's no need to call a stylist and do a reshoot. Unmesh Dinda of PiXimperfect shares a simple trick to fix messy hair in Photoshop in the video below.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Oct 07, 2019  |  0 comments

Sometimes a few finishing touches in Lightroom are all you need to transform your portraits from good to stunning. In the below video, Tajreen&Co show you four easy Lightroom tips and techniques to help you do just that.

Henry Anderson  |  Oct 02, 2019  |  0 comments

It's always fun to see amateur photographers take on pro photographers in YouTube challenges and it's even better when it's the always entertaining Jessica Kobeissi representing the pros. In Kobeissi's video titled Amateur vs Pro, she goes against model Georgia Arisa for a lighthearted portrait challenge in the streets of Tokyo, Japan.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Oct 01, 2019  |  0 comments

Let's face it: not everyone is a model. In fact, many photographers just use their friends and family to pose for them on photo shoots. But how to do you make someone look great in a photo who is not a professional model?

Shutterbug Staff  |  Sep 27, 2019  |  0 comments

Shooting portraits outdoors can be hit or miss, especially if the light is off. But in the below tutorial from software guru Serge Ramelli, he shows you a nifty trick that will transform "blah" outdoor shots into pleasing portraits that will really catch the eye.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Sep 24, 2019  |  0 comments

Photography is all about light. But, as with all things, there is good light and bad light. But what if you could always find the perfect light for your images?

Henry Anderson  |  Sep 24, 2019  |  0 comments

Shooting portraits with a telephoto lens can be a very good idea. Long lenses help you isolate a subject by providing attractive compression while producing beautiful background blur, aka bokeh. But how long is too long of a lens to shoot a portrait with?

Dan Havlik  |  Sep 17, 2019  |  0 comments

Admit it: we've all, at one time, taken a selfie. There's no shame in it! The history of self-portraiture in both photography and painting goes back to the very beginning of these artforms.  

Henry Anderson  |  Sep 16, 2019  |  0 comments

Portrait lenses come in all shapes and sizes but some particular focal lengths, many photographers would argue, are better than others. In the below video, 

Henry Anderson  |  Sep 13, 2019  |  0 comments

We post lots of portrait photography tips videos but seldom have we seen one as jampacked with helpful portraiture advice as the below tutorial from Taylor Jackson. In the video, Jackson teams up with fellow portrait photographer Miquel Quiles to show you twenty quick tips for shooting better portraits in natural light.

Dan Havlik  |  Sep 11, 2019  |  0 comments

You don't, necessarily, need a big clunky camera with a big clunky interchangeable lens to shoot great photos. In fact, you really can get fabulous photos from a simple "point-and-shoot" camera with a small imaging sensor about the size of your fingernail. You just need a few helpful tips.

Henry Anderson  |  Sep 09, 2019  |  0 comments

One of the keys to a great portrait is, without a doubt, having beautiful skin tones. You can, of course, capture gorgeous skin in your portraits right in camera, but it never hurts to have a little help afterwards.

Henry Anderson  |  Aug 29, 2019  |  0 comments

Julia Trotti has been our go-to photographer for comparing prime lenses for portrait photography. In her latest head-to-head lens test, Trotti compares shooting portraits with an 85mm prime lens vs. using a 135mm lens to find out which one is better.

Dan Havlik  |  Aug 23, 2019  |  0 comments

It's prime time again with photographer Julia Trotti! Following up on recent popular photography video where Trotti compared how portraits look when shot with 24mm vs 35mm vs 50mm vs 85mm vs 135mm prime lenses on a full frame camera, Trotti is back with a new comparison test where she shoots the same lenses but this time on a crop frame camera.

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