Portrait Photography How To

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Ron Leach  |  Mar 10, 2021  |  0 comments

Some photographers turn up their noses at the notion of using on-camera flash for portrait photography. But the technique is super easy to accomplish, and done right it can yield surprisingly beautiful results.

Henry Anderson  |  Mar 09, 2021  |  0 comments

Boudoir photography pro Critsey Rowe likes to challenge herself on assignments because it brings out the best in her and her photos. It can also help make the next shoot easier because she's bound to learn a few things about how to streamline her boudoir photography workflow and increase efficiency.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 09, 2021  |  0 comments

One way to really mess up an otherwise nice portrait is to get the lighting wrong and end up with shiny hot spots on a model’s face. But if you make that mistake, never fear, because one of our favorite image-editing experts comes to the rescue with a Lightroom quick fix below.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 03, 2021  |  0 comments

There are a number of reasons to remove an object from an image. Sometimes the goal it to get rid of a distracting element, while other times you may want to move a key subject to a totally different photo. Or perhaps you’re creating a special effect.

Deborah Sandidge  |  Mar 01, 2021  |  0 comments

The idea here was...well, there were a few ideas. First, I wanted to do photography that was bright, cheerful, colorful—and different. With times being a bit harsh and stressful for many, I was looking for something light-hearted and, frankly, far from reality. Dreamy and summer-like came to mind. 

Henry Anderson  |  Feb 25, 2021  |  0 comments

One of the things beginning portrait photographers often have difficulty with is getting their subjects to pose for photographs in a way that shows them in their best light. This is the very essence of portrait photography and posing can really make or break an image.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 25, 2021  |  0 comments

One of the banes of outdoor portraiture is that you’re always at the mercy of prevailing lighting and weather conditions. Equally challenging is the fact that, whether you’re shooting images for a client or photographing a model for your portfolio, you don’t always get to choose the time and location of a session.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 24, 2021  |  0 comments

Many photographers consider beauty retouching a difficult and arcane art. And while you can make this task as simple or as complicated as you want, with the proper tools photographers of all skill levels can dramatically increase the quality of their results.

Henry Anderson  |  Feb 23, 2021  |  0 comments

A few weeks ago, boudoir photographer Michael Sasser and swimwear photographer Anita Sadowska explained the differences between their two specialties in a wildly popular video we shared on Shutterbug. Now the photographers have switched roles in the below video with Sasser also shooting swimwear and Sadowska trying her hand at boudoir as well.

Gregory Heisler  |  Feb 23, 2021  |  0 comments

(Editor’s Note: Exploring Light is a monthly Shutterbug column featuring tips, tricks, and photo advice from professional photographers in Canon’s Explorer’s of Light education program. This month's column is by Gregory Heisler on his approach to creating an environmental portrait. 

Henry Anderson  |  Feb 18, 2021  |  0 comments

We often share boudoir tutorials on how to photograph sensual images of women in lingerie. Today we turn the tables with a new how-to video on male boudoir photography with tips and tricks for capturing boudoir shots of men in their underwear.

Henry Anderson  |  Feb 16, 2021  |  0 comments

Boudoir is one of the fastest growing segments in photography. But if you really want to up your game as a boudoir photographer, you're going to need to learn a thing or two about lighting.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 16, 2021  |  0 comments

One way to give photos a different and dramatic look is to cast your subjects in a totally different light. In other words, expose for stunning silhouettes and forget about details. As you’ll see in the video below, this creative approach is easy to accomplish, and you needn’t limit your subjects to people.

Henry Anderson  |  Feb 12, 2021  |  0 comments

One of the main questions that beginner boudoir photographers ask established pros is about their lens choices. It's something that Critsey Rowe of Couture Boudoir gets asked so often she decided to make a video about it titled "Undisputed BEST Lens for BOUDOIR Portrait Photography: Beginner Tips."

Henry Anderson  |  Feb 09, 2021  |  0 comments

We always enjoy it when a few of our favorite photography YouTubers join forces to make an educational collaboration video. In the below clip, professional boudoir photographer Michael Sasser teams up with commercial swimwear photographer Anita Sadowska to explain the differences between their two specialties.

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