Portrait Photography How To

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Henry Anderson  |  Jan 27, 2022  |  0 comments

These days, everyone likes throwbacks. Whether it's retro-style cameras, vintage lenses, or even analog photography and film, classic things, by their very nature, never go out of style.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 27, 2022  |  0 comments

When shooting portraits, nature, or other types of outdoor images, one of the best ways to accentuate a key foreground subject is to create shallow depth of field with an out-of-focus background. You can often do that in the camera by selecting the proper focal length and aperture setting, and positioning your subject close to the camera.

Henry Anderson  |  Jan 25, 2022  |  0 comments

You know the expression, "keep it simple"? Or how about this one: "less is more?" Those are words to live by for many things in life including boudoir photography, believe it or not.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 14, 2022  |  1 comments

If you’ve never bothered to change the default settings on your camera, it’s time to pay attention and make a few modifications so your it performs best for you. As you’ll see in the quick explainer below, there are several key camera settings you should seriously consider changing, whether or not your camera is brand new.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 10, 2022  |  0 comments

Unless you have unlimited funds and room for a closet full of gear, choosing a new camera is a really important decision that requires very careful research. As you’ll see in the video below, a bit of help from an experienced pro can greatly facilitate the process and help you make an informed choice.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 06, 2022  |  0 comments

Have you ever photographed a scene with vibrant natural-looking colors, only to discover that your image doesn’t look nearly as good on the computer as it did through the viewfinder? Well, join the club.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 04, 2022  |  0 comments

One of the key starting points for capturing great images is exposing a scene properly. And that holds true whether you’re photographing portraits, outdoor sports events, landscapes, indoor concerts, or other types of photos.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 30, 2021  |  0 comments

A simple way to give photos more impact is to change the color of one or more objects in the scene. And you’ll be surprised how easy this task is to accomplish in Photoshop by watching the video below.

Henry Anderson  |  Dec 29, 2021  |  0 comments

If the person in your portrait forgot to iron his or her clothes, it doesn't mean you need to have ugly wrinkles in the photo. You can always "iron" clothing in the image after the shoot using a few simple tricks in Photoshop.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 16, 2021  |  0 comments

High-key photography is popular among portrait and wedding photographers and involves properly lighting a scene to achieve a bright, airy and unique look. While getting it right in the camera can be complicated, and may involve special lighting equipment, the effect is easy to mimic in Photoshop.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 15, 2021  |  0 comments

Most of the tutorials we post deal with a singular shooting or editing technique for making a specific type of image. The unique video below is different, as it reveals one essential method for improving virtually every photo you shoot.

Henry Anderson  |  Dec 09, 2021  |  0 comments

Here's a fun video if you're a fan (or even if you not) of popular YouTube photographers Manny Ortiz, Anita Sadowska, and Irene Rudnyk. In the below clip, Ortiz, Sadowska, and Rudnyk take a trip into the desert outside Las Vegas, NV to photograph Ortiz' wife, the model and nurse Diana.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 06, 2021  |  0 comments

There’s much more to selecting a lens than focal length, maximum aperture, AF vs MF, and whether you’re looking for a prime lens or a zoom. In fact, depending upon your style of photography and the emotion you want to convey, an economical lens may be a better choice than high-end glass that’s far more costly.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 22, 2021  |  0 comments

Many photographers prefer to use natural light, whether they’re shooting portraits or other types of images. But that can be a difficult challenge under high-contrast light—unless you know the proper technique.

Barbara Bordnick  |  Nov 19, 2021  |  0 comments

(Editor’s Note: Exploring Light is a monthly Shutterbug column featuring tips, tricks, and photo advice from professional photographers in the Canon Explorers of Light and Canon Legends education program. This month's column is by Barbara Bordnick with easy tips for capturing great photos of friends and family this holiday season.

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