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Shutterbug Staff  |  Aug 09, 2019  |  0 comments

It's Friday, which means it's time to share some of our favorite fun photo tips you can try over the weekend. In the below photography how-to video from Crafty Panda, they show you 10 creative photo ideas and camera hacks for every occasion.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Aug 06, 2019  |  0 comments

When the sun doesn't cooperate during outdoor portrait shoots, there's a way to add a gorgeous golden shine to skintones using Photoshop. In the below tutorial, Unmesh Dinda of PiXimperfect shares his technique for creating this pleasingly warm and shiny professional effect.

Dan Havlik  |  Jul 31, 2019  |  0 comments

It's an age-old question and, some would say, a myth. Do Canon cameras really capture better skin tones in portraits than Sony cameras?

Karen Foley  |  Jul 26, 2019  |  0 comments

The days of the studio portrait using a solid color background are mostly behind us – thankfully. To get your images noticed these days, photo portraits need to be active, inventive and most importantly personal.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jul 17, 2019  |  0 comments

What's the difference between full frame and crop frame sensor cameras? It's a common question for anyone thinking of purchasing a camera these days, and it's one that photographer Julia Trotti addresses in the below video.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jul 10, 2019  |  0 comments

What do I do with my hands? That's a common question asked by novice models but, as a photographer, do you know how to answer it? In the below, portrait expert Miquel Quiles offers some sage advice on hand poses that he learned through experience.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jul 03, 2019  |  0 comments

Summer is here, and the time is right for shooting swimsuit photos at the beach. But how do you elevate your swimwear photos from the merely good to the great? Well, of course, a great model always helps but even when shooting the most gorgeous and professional model out there, beach photos can get a little boring.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jul 01, 2019  |  0 comments

Anyone can take a decent photo in good light but how to you fare when the lighting is extremely harsh on your subject? In the below easy photo tutorial, Rachel and Daniel from Mango Street give you some handy advice on how to shoot great portraits in bad light.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jun 28, 2019  |  0 comments

Sure, there are some people who are naturally photogenic – such as professional models – but you don't necessarily need to be a model to look great in a portrait. The below video from Bright Side offers 12 ways to make people look fabulous in every photo.

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.

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