Portrait Photography How To

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Ron Leach  |  Mar 12, 2020  |  0 comments

One of the challenges for beginning portrait photographers is properly posing a model. That’s especially true when shooting on the street where there are numerous variables to consider, and when working with an inexperienced model.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 10, 2020  |  0 comments

It’s a good bet that if you place several photographers in the same setting at the same time, their results will be dramatically different. And that holds true whether the subject is a stunning landscape, a sporting event, or in this case an attractive model.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Mar 06, 2020  |  0 comments

Photoshop is a fantastic tool for editing your images, but it can also be used to give your photos a moody look. In below video, Photoshop guru Unmesh Dinda of PiXimperfect shares his simple techniques to add drama and mood to your images in five easy steps.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Mar 03, 2020  |  0 comments

Sometimes the simplest tricks are the best ones. In the below video, photographer Peter McKinnon shares just that: an easy but effective photo hack he says anyone can do.

Henry Anderson  |  Feb 27, 2020  |  0 comments

We've said it before, we'll say it again: composition is perhaps the single most important thing in creating a great photograph. Yes, lighting, technique, timing, and execution are all important too, but if you have lousy photo composition, your image is still going to stink.

Dan Havlik  |  Feb 24, 2020  |  0 comments

Backlit portraits are tricky to pull off. Do them improperly, and you'll have a flat silhouette lacking in detail and impact. Do them, right though, and they can look pretty spectacular.

Henry Anderson  |  Feb 19, 2020  |  0 comments

Here's a quick and fun portrait photography tutorial from Jessica Kobeissi. In the below video she shows you five creative lighting ideas you can try on your next photo shoot.

Dan Havlik  |  Feb 17, 2020  |  0 comments

We like it when photographers have fun with their gear and try out new things, especially when it relates to the creative use of lenses. In the below video, the gang on Mango Street break out a 400mm Canon lens for a portrait shoot.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Feb 11, 2020  |  0 comments

Brett Seeley is a professional fitness photographer based in Hawaii and he's worked with many models over the years. Through his experience he's learned some of the best poses for fitness models that you can try with anyone posing for your photos, whether you're out on the beach or on the trail.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Feb 06, 2020  |  0 comments

As photographers, we're always trying to make our subjects look better in portrait photos. But did you know there are quite a few tricks you can use to make you make people in photos look amazing?

Henry Anderson  |  Jan 31, 2020  |  0 comments

Photographer Miguel Quiles is back with more great portrait photography hacks you'll wish you knew sooner. Last summer, we shared Quiles' first video with some easy portrait tips and now he's got "round 2" with five additional tricks to help you shoot pro-level portraits in no time.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 30, 2020  |  0 comments

Most photographers know that “Golden Hour”—the time right after sunrise or just before sunset—can be the best time to shoot. And that often holds true when photographing landscapes, portraits, and just about anything else. Despite the beautiful soft reddish light at prime time, a quick edit in Lightroom can often turn a good image into a great one.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 29, 2020  |  0 comments

Every so often we post something a bit different, intended to illustrate the power of photography, give us pause, and cause us to reflect upon how provocative images have the ability change the way we view our world. This is one such post, with photo collages of people who live completely different lives.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 28, 2020  |  0 comments

Formal portraits and other people pictures are typically most compelling when precise focus is attained on a subject’s eyes, but that’s not always easy to accomplish depending upon your camera settings. Even if you switch from multi- to single-point focus, there’s often a better way to get the job done.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 27, 2020  |  0 comments

Some photographers are a bit intimated by the thought of giving boudoir photography a try—even if they’re adept at portraiture. That’s because shooting sensual models often requires a different style of posing.

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