Portrait Photography How To

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Dan Havlik  |  Sep 07, 2020  |  0 comments

If you're just starting out in photography but don't know where to begin, the below video from Mango Street is a great place to start. 

Shutterbug Staff  |  Sep 02, 2020  |  0 comments

The latest edition of Shutterbug's monthly Exploring Light column, where pro photographers from Canon's Explorers of Light program offer tips, tricks and photo advice, is a little different from previous installments.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 02, 2020  |  0 comments

When it’s time to upgrade one’s gear, many savvy photographers begin by buying better lenses, rather than investing in a new camera. After all, it’s the quality off the glass that ultimately determines the quality of the images.

Dan Havlik  |  Aug 31, 2020  |  0 comments

Just because you're shooting portraits indoors doesn't mean you need to be a slave to artificial light. Yes, even in the studio you can shoot beautiful portraits using only natural light.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 25, 2020  |  0 comments

We’ve all been there: You shoot a quick portrait that you think is pretty nice, only to find out later on the computer that there are subtle, ugly shadows on your subject’s face. The image is ruined, right? Well, not so fast.

Henry Anderson  |  Aug 21, 2020  |  0 comments

You could say that photographer Anita Sadowska has had a lot of fun in the sun lately. The photography tutorial below is Sadowska's third on how to shoot portraits in the non-optimal conditions of direct sunlight.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 20, 2020  |  0 comments

The art of capturing sensuous boudoir photographs needn’t be complicated, nor does it require a fancy studio outfitted with expensive gear. As you’ll see in the following video, all you really need—apart from your camera and a lens—is an attractive model, one continuous light, and a nearby window. Best yet, you can get the job done in the comfort of your home.

Dan Havlik  |  Aug 17, 2020  |  0 comments

A hack, by definition, is a tip or trick for a way to do something more quickly and more effectively than usual. Portrait photographers looking to immediately add some extra spice to their images during the editing process would be wise to check out these three Photoshop hacks from portrait pro Justin Laurens

Dan Havlik  |  Aug 14, 2020  |  0 comments

Everyone is being forced to a get a little more creative lately with their photo shoots because of the pandemic. One photographer who is pulling out all the stops with her creativity is Anita Sadowska who has adapted to the difficult current conditions quite swimmingly, pun intended.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 13, 2020  |  0 comments

One of the keys to a great portrait is to create separation between your model and the background, to minimize distracting elements and direct the viewer’s eye to your subject. This is particularly true when shooting outdoors where cluttered backgrounds are common.

Dan Havlik  |  Aug 07, 2020  |  0 comments

One of the most essential parts of portrait photography, particularly when working with models, is the art of posing. But which poses work, and which do not?

Dan Havlik  |  Aug 06, 2020  |  0 comments

Last week she discussed how to shoot attractive photos in unflattering lighting and this week she's back to show you how to capture portraits in, perhaps, the least flattering light of all: direct sunlight. In the tutorial below, photographer Anita Sadowska shares her favorite tips and tricks for shooting portraits in the harsh sun.

Dan Havlik  |  Aug 04, 2020  |  0 comments

Some boudoir photo shoots are the result of careful planning and preparation. Others can come at you out of left field. So, what do you do if you have to quickly think on your feet when shooting boudoir?

Henry Anderson  |  Jul 31, 2020  |  0 comments

One of our favorite portrait photographers is back with another helpful tutorial, this time on how to shoot flattering images in less than ideal lighting.

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