Portrait Photography How To

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Ron Leach  |  Aug 01, 2023  |  0 comments

What if you were told you there is a much better way to focus, and pros use it all the time for faster, more precise subject acquisition? If we just grabbed your attention, read on to see how it's done.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 21, 2023  |  0 comments

If you've never set you camera to capture images in b&w or converted color photos to monochrome during the editing process, the tutorial below from B&H Photo Video will inspire you to give it a try. In less than three minutes a notable photographer and Sony Artisan shares his five favorite tips for those new to b&w photography.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 20, 2023  |  0 comments

Today's lesson from one of our favorite outdoor photographers demonstrates a fun and easy pro trick for adding depth to your outdoor images, and it takes less than six minutes to explain. The technique involves using natural or man-made objects to frame the key subject in a scene.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 20, 2023  |  0 comments

Many photographers set their camera for Auto White Balance and never modify the setting regardless of the subject at hand. If that sounds like you it may explain why the colors in your photos don't accurately convey the colors in a scene.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 14, 2023  |  0 comments

Adobe has long been the go-to source of software for photographers, designers, web experts, art directors, and other other creatives. Their offerings include Photoshop Lightroom, and Express, as well as Illustrator, Premiere Pro InDesign, and several others.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 13, 2023  |  0 comments

Whether you've dabbled in b&w photography or always shoot in color, you're likely aware that some subjects can be more impactful in monochrome. There are basically two choices if you want to give this a try: Set your camera to B&W or shoot in color and convert the image to b&w during the editing process.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 03, 2023  |  0 comments

If you're unsure sure how to use a camera's White Balance settings to modify the look of an image, the quick tutorial below is just what you need to eliminate the confusion. You'll also receive a clear answer to this common question: "WTF  are Kelvins?"

Ron Leach  |  Jun 30, 2023  |  0 comments

It's really important to maintain consistent colors when processing your images, especially if you've developed a unique, recognizable style. This is also an essential goal when editing a series of photos from the same shoot.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 29, 2023  |  0 comments

It's been a long time since we've posted a tutorial from notable photographer Peter McKinnon, so this is your lucky day. That's because he's a very popular instructor known for lessons with a unique twist.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 26, 2023  |  0 comments

One of the most important tasks when editing portrait photos is carefully adjusting the model's skin, so it looks as good as possible while retaining enough texture and other attributes for a realistic look. Typically, that means eliminating obvious blemishes and other imperfections like dry patches or oily spots.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 21, 2023  |  0 comments

We occasionally hear from Shutterbug readers, requesting that we post image-editing tutorials for those just getting started. If you're new to post-processing, the quick Photoshop tutorial below is just what you need.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 21, 2023  |  0 comments

One of the easiest ways to get the best results from a camera is to configure it properly for your type of photography. In the video below you'll learn what one pro says are the "seven camera settings you should always change."

Ron Leach  |  Jun 20, 2023  |  0 comments

If you're a regular Shutterbug reader, you know there's something special about the second day of the week. That's because it's Tutorial Tuesday at Park Cameras—one of the leading photo retailers in the UK.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 20, 2023  |  0 comments

We all been in situations when shooting landscapes or outdoor portraits when the images we capture aren't quite as dramatic as we would like. Sometimes that's because lighting conditions could be far more interesting.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 12, 2023  |  0 comments

If you're sort of new to Photoshop we have a welcome treat for you today: Another installment of the popular "Photoshop for Beginners" series from the PiXimperfect YouTube channel.