Portrait Photography How To

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Dan Havlik  |  Feb 14, 2019  |  0 comments

One of the easiest but most expensive ways to get your portrait subject to stand out from a background is to use a fast lens, with a maximum aperture of F/1.4, F/1.2 or even wider. Those types of lenses though are pricey and sometimes don’t do the trick, especially if you’re shooting portraits with a crowded scene of people behind them.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 06, 2019  |  0 comments

If you sometimes struggle with outdoor portraiture, we’ve got you covered. In the quick video below, you’ll learn 10 tricks the pros use for better available-light people pictures.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Feb 04, 2019  |  0 comments

Photographer and model Sorelle Amore is an expert at getting people to look their best in photos. We’ve featured many of her tutorials with posing tips and tricks the pros use to shoot better portraits.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Feb 01, 2019  |  0 comments

Believe it or not, but you don’t need a ton of gear or a ton of time to shoot a professional-quality photo portrait. Indeed, if you want to take your amateur-looking portraits to the next level, all you need is a few basic tips.

Dan Havlik  |  Jan 31, 2019  |  0 comments

Shooting outdoor portraits in natural light seems easy, right, especially on a sunny day. Well, it may be easy to shoot them, but you won’t, necessarily, get flattering shots if you don’t know how to use the sun to your advantage.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jan 28, 2019  |  0 comments

Travel photographer Pierre T. Lambert shares a lot of photography videos on his YouTube channel but it’s the tutorials he does on how to capture sharp images that get the most feedback. Since there seems to be an insatiable appetite from photographers on how to make their images sharper, Lambert has created another video with sharpness tips.

Dan Havlik  |  Jan 24, 2019  |  0 comments

It’s one of those debates photographers will probably have for eternity: is it better to shoot using only natural light or with strobe lighting? Of course, there’s no right answer but it’s always fun to put both types of lighting to the test.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jan 14, 2019  |  0 comments

Pro photographer David Bergman is here again to make the point that you CAN shoot great portraits with a wide-angle lens (contrary to popular belief.) 

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jan 08, 2019  |  0 comments

Interested in trying to earn some money as an event photographer but concerned your photos might not be up to snuff? Fear not, because we’ve got a great photo tips video for you!

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jan 07, 2019  |  0 comments

If you’re interested in portrait photography, you’ve likely had to decide whether to shoot your subject with natural window light or artificial light from a flash or strobe. Most photographers will admit that neither is “better” than the other; they’re just different and suited for different subjects, different situations, and different tastes.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jan 04, 2019  |  0 comments

Dodging and burning is one of the oldest darkroom tricks out there. But did you know that you can also employ this technique, which lets you selectively tweak exposure in a photo, using Photoshop as well?

Ron Leach  |  Dec 27, 2018  |  1 comments

According to image-editing expert Unmesh Dinda, “Removing flyaway hair can be one of the most frustrating and time-consuming parts of the portrait retouching process.” Fortunately, this chore can be accomplished in three simple steps, if you use Dinda’s technique.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Dec 19, 2018  |  1 comments

There’s a big difference between a good portrait and a great portrait. Part of taking your portrait photography to the next level is adding some depth and pop to your photos, so they don’t look flat.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Dec 17, 2018  |  0 comments

We love it when Photoshop pros share some of their insider tips and tricks with us. In the below video, photographer Irene Rudnyk does just that, sharing her “Top 10 Photoshop Hacks for Portraits.”

Shutterbug Staff  |  Dec 14, 2018  |  0 comments

There have been LOTs of videos in the last few years offering photography “hacks” to help give your images a unique look in no time. Here's another good one.

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