Portrait Photography How To

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Roberto Valenzuela  |  Dec 16, 2020  |  0 comments

When I was invited to create five lighting tips for this Exploring Light column, my initial thought was to avoid common lighting tips you’re familiar with and likely using now. Instead, I wanted to offer a few tips and techniques that have benefited me throughout my career while shooting portraits.

Dan Havlik  |  Dec 14, 2020  |  0 comments

What makes a great portrait versus a boring snapshot? Sometimes you need to have the eye of a pro to take your portraits to the next level.

Dan Havlik  |  Dec 11, 2020  |  0 comments

One of the most classic looks in photography and filmmaking is the silhouette. A dark shape, such as person's body, outlined against a brighter background in dim lighting creates drama and mystery in your photos.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 10, 2020  |  0 comments

Proper posing and directing techniques are critically important in portraiture, especially when your goal is to create a seductive look when photographing pretty, sensuous models. And we found an experienced pro that will help boost your confidence by demonstrating just how it’s done.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 03, 2020  |  0 comments

The holidays are upon us and they offer a great opportunity to capture festive memories for family and friends to enjoy. The quick video below will help you get into the Christmas spirit, with some fun and easy tips for making Christmas photos as home.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 01, 2020  |  0 comments

Let’s face it: Portraiture can be challenging for those of us without a studio and a bunch of expensive lighting gear. But it is possible to make pro-quality images at home with nothing more than whatever camera you own, a cheap background, and available light.

Henry Anderson  |  Nov 27, 2020  |  0 comments

Boudoir is one of the most intimate types of photography you can find. However, it enters an even more sensitive area when it focuses on photographing nude or semi-nude subjects.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 24, 2020  |  0 comments

One way to capture dramatic portraits is to shoot under low light. The catch is that there’s a lot of complexity involved in getting the image right. But with the proper shooting and editing techniques it’s easy to make some truly awesome images.

Dan Havlik  |  Nov 23, 2020  |  0 comments

Even using the best posing techniques in boudoir photography is no guarantee that your images will stand out. In fact, all of us are guilty, from time to time, of being afraid to step out of our comfort zones as photographers.

Dan Havlik  |  Nov 20, 2020  |  0 comments

Florida-based boudoir and portrait photographer Yuliya Panchenko is who we turn to when we're looking for tips, tricks and how-to tutorials on the best poses for boudoir photography. In her latest video, Panchenko shares her top five boudoir poses on a chair.

Amanda Stevens  |  Nov 19, 2020  |  0 comments

In this portrait photography how-to, photographer Amada Stevcens shares five tips to help you get the best out of your shots when using only minimal photography gear

Ron Leach  |  Nov 19, 2020  |  0 comments

What happens when you pack your gear, head out for a portrait session, and your model is a no-show? Well, if you’re a quick thinking photographer and willing to step out of your comfort zone, you find a willing stranger and make some stunning images. And if the stranger happens to be beautiful, consider that a bonus!

Dan Havlik  |  Nov 18, 2020  |  0 comments

One of the most important decisions a photographer makes when setting up his or her gear is which lens to choose. While, of course, you can always change lenses later if you have an interchangeable lens camera such as a DSLR or mirrorless system, but that can take additional time and you might miss your shot.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 18, 2020  |  0 comments

You’re all familiar with the popular adage that, “It’s the photographer, not the camera” that’s responsible for a great image. But is this totally true or is it an inspirational myth? Today we’ll attempt to answer that question and put YOUR eyes to the test!

Dan Havlik  |  Nov 17, 2020  |  0 comments

One of the most important decisions a photographer makes occurs after a shoot. You've shot tons and tons of photos and now you have to decide which ones are good, and which ones are not. 

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