Portrait Photography How To

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Shutterbug Staff  |  Jun 27, 2019  |  0 comments

There's a world of difference to how different prime lenses affect portrait photography. Earlier this week we shared a video comparing how four different primes handled portraits, and now here's one from Jessica Whitaker, this time showing how the 35mm vs 50mm vs 85mm stack up.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jun 25, 2019  |  0 comments

Photographer Julia Trotti is out with a revealing new video where she compares portraits shot with her whole arsenal of prime lenses: 24mm vs 35mm vs 50mm vs 85mm vs 135mm. We knew there would be a difference in the look of each portrait shot at a different focal length but we were surprised at how much.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jun 25, 2019  |  0 comments

Have you ever thought of trying to sell your photos? If you a serious photographer who might like to become a professional, working pro Jessica Sterling has some great advice in the below video, titled "How Much Should I Charge for My Work?"

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jun 19, 2019  |  0 comments

Professional portrait photographer and Shutterbug contributor Jessica Sterling knows a lot about photographing people. She also knows that a photo shoot can quickly go awry if you say the wrong thing.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jun 18, 2019  |  0 comments

One of the key things that can make or break a portrait photo is body language. If the person who is posing for the photo is showing negative or awkward body language, your portrait will come out looking negative or awkward or worse: both.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jun 18, 2019  |  0 comments

Go long or go home? It's not always that simple when it comes to using telephoto lenses to get close to your subject. In fact, using longer lenses in photography can be harder than it looks.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jun 03, 2019  |  0 comments

Here's a portrait photography tutorial that's simple and straight to the point. In the clip, photographer Miguel Quiles shares "5 portrait hacks everyone wishes they knew sooner."

Shutterbug Staff  |  May 31, 2019  |  0 comments

Every Friday we share an easy photography tips and tricks video and here's one with 33 DIY photo hacks you can try this weekend. While the video is geared toward the smartphone camera set, you can easily use these same tips and tricks with your regular camera as well.

Shutterbug Staff  |  May 30, 2019  |  0 comments

In general, taking photos, particularly portraits, in direct sunlight is considered a no-no. The light is simply too harsh and the shadows it produces are unflattering on your subject.

Shutterbug Staff  |  May 17, 2019  |  0 comments

The perfect portrait can often be ruined by a bad color cast on your subject, which can turn skin tones a hazy shade of ugly. In the below video, software guru Unmesh Dinda shows you an easy way to fix color cast issues in Photoshop so your portraits shine.

Daryl Hawk  |  May 16, 2019  |  0 comments

For the past 30 years, my great passion has been to travel to the world’s most remote and beautiful places on earth telling stories with my camera. I spend weeks at a time immersing myself into the landscapes and with the people who inhabit these lands.

Shutterbug Staff  |  May 10, 2019  |  0 comments

Plan to go out shooting this weekend? Whether you're bringing your camera on vacation while traveling the world, or shooting photos closer to home, here are some great photography tricks you should know before you click the shutter.

Shutterbug Staff  |  May 10, 2019  |  0 comments

Here's a fun tutorial from photographer Jessica Whitaker with three easy ways to shoot more interesting portraits. Shot on location in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Seattle, Washington, Whitaker teams up with model Chelsea Miller to share tips, tricks and techniques for portrait photography.

Shutterbug Staff  |  May 09, 2019  |  0 comments

Do all your photos have a certain sameness to them? That could simply be because you're shooting everything – portraits, landscapes, action – from the same height.

Dan Havlik  |  May 07, 2019  |  0 comments

No need to be shy anymore when photographing people on the street. In the below video from Pierre T. Lambert, he offers three easy street photography tips for taking pictures of strangers on the streets.

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