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Dan Havlik  |  Dec 18, 2019  |  0 comments

What's a softbox and how do you use it in photography? What are the best ways to use a softbox to light your subject for portraits?

Henry Anderson  |  Dec 17, 2019  |  0 comments

With more and more photographers considering switching from DSLRs to mirrorless cameras, one of the biggest factors in the decision-making process is lens choice. Are the new lenses designed for mirrorless cameras better than their DSLR-centric counterparts?

Dan Havlik  |  Dec 17, 2019  |  0 comments

Let's face it: traditional winter holiday portraits can be dull as dust. If you want to give your Christmas photos a fun, modern look this holiday season, follow the four easy portrait ideas from Tajreen&Co in the below video.

Henry Anderson  |  Dec 13, 2019  |  0 comments

Shooting portraits is a great way to get your feet wet in photography. In the below photo tutorial for beginners, Bach Photography gets you started with capturing portraits from the ground up.

Henry Anderson  |  Dec 06, 2019  |  0 comments

Here's a fun photo project you can try this weekend. Just grab a regular umbrella – we know you have one hiding in the closet somewhere – and follow along with COOPH's tutorial below titled "5 photo hacks with your umbrella."

Shutterbug Staff  |  Dec 05, 2019  |  1 comments

Beginner portrait photographers should check out the below tutorial from Bach Photography.  Titled "How to Instantly Improve Your Natural Light Portrait Photography," it's a great starting point for anyone wanting to shoot beautiful portraits using only natural light.

Sponsored  |  Dec 05, 2019  |  4 comments

No human being is created perfect, and photographers probably know that firsthand. Still, everyone wants to look best in their portraits. That desire usually translates into hours of tedious retouching with Photoshop or the likes of it. Whether you are a fashion, an event, or a wedding photographer, you probably wish to make portrait enhancing a breeze. Well, there is software that can grant you that wish.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Nov 27, 2019  |  0 comments

Photographer Jason Vong teams up with pro street shooter Kenneth Hines Jr., aka Professor Hines, for the below video offering "5 priceless street photography tips form a pro." In the clip, Vong and Hines hit the streets of New York City to share these five tips for beginners.

Dan Havlik  |  Nov 27, 2019  |  0 comments

For portrait, boudoir, fashion, and lifestyle photographers who are just starting out, one of the biggest obstacles they face is how to find models to shoot. It's particularly difficult if you don't have a portfolio yet, and don't have a YouTube or Instagram following as big as, say, Los Angeles-based boudoir photographer Michael Sasser's.

Zach Good  |  Nov 26, 2019  |  0 comments

As a photographer, luck will not always be on your side with great lighting. More often than not, you will be placed into a situation where the light is not ideal, yet you will be expected to shoot print-worthy photos. Here are some helpful tips to help you take great photos in bad light.

Dan Havlik  |  Nov 25, 2019  |  0 comments

You don't need a lot of money to shoot dramatically colorful portraits. In fact, you can do it in your home studio or even just your home if you follow the photography tips of Tajreen&Co in the below video tutorial for photographers on a budget.

Henry Anderson  |  Nov 21, 2019  |  0 comments

Portrait and wedding photographer Julia Trotti is back with another prime lens comparison test. In April, we shared with you her video comparing a 35mm lens with a 50mm lens for travel photography.  And now she's comparing those two lenses for portrait photography in the below tutorial.

Hernan Rodriguez  |  Nov 19, 2019  |  0 comments

Coming from an advertising and design background has trained me to shoot with the objective of the final print in mind. The agency I once worked for lived by the mantra, “garbage in garbage out."

Dan Havlik  |  Nov 18, 2019  |  0 comments

Street photography is one of the most challenging types of photography. The reason is simple: you are trying to capture interesting images of people on the street who don't, necessarily, want their pictures taken.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Nov 15, 2019  |  0 comments

If you've got a portrait session this weekend, here's a great video with some simple tips on how to shoot better portrait photos. The tutorial is led by photographer Jamie Windsor and includes nine of his favorite tips for shooting portraits.

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