Portrait Photography How To

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Ron Leach  |  Feb 05, 2021  |  0 comments

We all tend to get a bit stale on occasion, shooting the same types of images over and over again, instead of stepping outside our comfort zone to try something new. And that tends to limit our vision and stunt our growth as photographers.

Henry Anderson  |  Feb 04, 2021  |  0 comments

You'd think that Photoshop would do a better job of making it easy to create vignettes for your images, but it doesn't, according to Blake Rudis of f64 Academy. And he's right.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 04, 2021  |  0 comments

Cropping is a simple and effective way to fix poorly composed images, turn a horizontal shot into a vertical one, or get rid of distracting elements. And if you’re caught out in the field without a telephoto lens, cropping is an effective way to get in tight on a distant subject—especially if you’re using a hi-res camera.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 02, 2021  |  0 comments

If you’ve ever tried shooting nighttime portraits against a bright city skyline, you how difficult it can be for a subject to remain motionless for a 30-second exposure so both she and the background are properly exposed. Fortunately, there’s a simple solution to this type of portraiture, as you’ll see here.

Henry Anderson  |  Feb 02, 2021  |  0 comments

Which is better: cropping your photos, zooming in with your lens, or zooming with your feet? It's another one of those age-old questions from photographers and one that Matt Granger tackles in the below video.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 01, 2021  |  0 comments

Those considered “past their prime,” are familiar with the adage that “you’re only as old as you feel.” But I can tell you from personal experience that there’s another way to think about aging, especially when peering in a mirror; namely, you’re also as old as you look.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 29, 2021  |  0 comments

Something interesting happens when it comes to using our photo gear. On the one hand, most photographers calmly and eagerly familiarize themselves with everything their camera can do. But when it’s time to learn even the most basic flash techniques, fear often sets in.

Henry Anderson  |  Jan 28, 2021  |  2 comments

One of the most common questions we get from beginner photographers is: What's the best lens to get started in portrait photography? Of course, there's no right answer to this question. Some beginner portrait photographers are fine with the basic kit zoom lens that came with their camera. Others want to try something higher quality.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 28, 2021  |  0 comments

Valentine’s Day is barely two weeks away, and one great way to help your loved one celebrate is by asking her to pose for a vintage style lingerie shoot. If you’ve never tried your hand at this type of photography, this quick tutorial will help you do it right.

Henry Anderson  |  Jan 20, 2021  |  0 comments

You don't have to go into the studio to shoot gorgeous portraits with ideal light. If you know a few tricks and can pick the right locations, you can capture stunning portraits right on the street using only natural light.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 19, 2021  |  0 comments

One often overlooked technique for improving outdoor photographs is using a your camera’s built-in flash or a more powerful external unit for filling in shadows, adding sparkle to a subject’s eyes and much more. If you think this requires complicated camera and flash settings, read on.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 15, 2021  |  0 comments

If you want to shoot better portraits without expensive lighting equipment, this quick tutorial is for you. In just five minutes you’ll see how to create a simple and effective natural light studio in your garage that delivers professional results. And you can use this setup for more than just portrait photography.

Henry Anderson  |  Jan 12, 2021  |  0 comments

Two models are always better than one, right? Maybe if your shoot calls for it but that doesn't mean photographing two models is easier than capturing one. In fact, it can be quite a bit more challenging.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 12, 2021  |  0 comments

We’re constantly looking for simple techniques that enable you to capture spectacular portraits without specialized expertise and complicated lighting setups. The tutorial below is a really good one, as it reveals how you can achieve professional looking results with a very simple trick

Ron Leach  |  Jan 07, 2021  |  0 comments

Everyone loves photo hacks, especially when it comes to lighting techniques that some photographers find confusing. If that sounds like you, keep reading because you’ll see how to easily create eye-popping portraits in less time that it takes to read this piece.

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