Portrait Photography How To

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Ron Leach  |  May 29, 2020  |  0 comments

We’ve been regularly sharing tutorials from the “Mastering Your Craft” instructional series that appears exclusively on AdoramaTV. Created by Pye Jirsa of SLR Lounge, these helpful videos provide everything from gear advice and inspiration, to technical tips for improving your photography.

Joel Grimes  |  May 22, 2020  |  0 comments

(Editor’s Note: Exploring Light is a monthly Shutterbug column featuring tips, tricks, and photo advice from professional photographers in Canon's Explorers of Light education program. This month's column is by Joel Grimes on how to shoot portraits with a tilt-shift lens.)

Ron Leach  |  May 08, 2020  |  0 comments

Portrait photography can be particularly challenging when you’re shooting with natural light in urban locations where illumination can be complicated and ever changing. But the quick tutorial below offers five simple tips for getting the job done.

Ron Leach  |  May 05, 2020  |  0 comments

If you’re looking for a simple technique to give your portraits a unique look, how about mixing natural light with colored gels on your strobes? The quick tutorial below demonstrates how it’s done.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 03, 2020  |  0 comments

Whether you’re shooting landscapes, portraits, action or other types of photos, the proper use of depth of field will often have a huge impact on your results. As you’ll see in the eye-opening video below, you can use depth of field to advantage by following three simple rules of composition.

Dan Havlik  |  Mar 31, 2020  |  0 comments

Sometimes in photography, the weather just doesn't cooperate. When you're shooting swimwear photos that are supposed to feature glowing, sun-kissed models in shiny new swimsuits, overcast skies at the beach can be a problem.

Jason Schneider  |  Mar 30, 2020  |  0 comments

We pick a selection of class glass for photographers focused on capturing fabulous faces.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Mar 26, 2020  |  0 comments

Judging from the portraits, the pets seem to genuinely like her. She likes them, that's for sure, and maybe they sense that.

Dan Havlik  |  Mar 19, 2020  |  0 comments

We get it. You're stuck inside during this nerve-wracking coronavirus pandemic and you're climbing the walls because you want to be outside photographing stuff.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Mar 16, 2020  |  0 comments

Can a kid in the eighth grade shoot better photos than a seasoned pro? That's the fun challenge in the latest video from photographer Jessica Kobeissi, which we have embedded below.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 12, 2020  |  0 comments

One of the challenges for beginning portrait photographers is properly posing a model. That’s especially true when shooting on the street where there are numerous variables to consider, and when working with an inexperienced model.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 10, 2020  |  0 comments

It’s a good bet that if you place several photographers in the same setting at the same time, their results will be dramatically different. And that holds true whether the subject is a stunning landscape, a sporting event, or in this case an attractive model.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Mar 06, 2020  |  0 comments

Photoshop is a fantastic tool for editing your images, but it can also be used to give your photos a moody look. In below video, Photoshop guru Unmesh Dinda of PiXimperfect shares his simple techniques to add drama and mood to your images in five easy steps.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Mar 03, 2020  |  0 comments

Sometimes the simplest tricks are the best ones. In the below video, photographer Peter McKinnon shares just that: an easy but effective photo hack he says anyone can do.

Henry Anderson  |  Feb 27, 2020  |  0 comments

We've said it before, we'll say it again: composition is perhaps the single most important thing in creating a great photograph. Yes, lighting, technique, timing, and execution are all important too, but if you have lousy photo composition, your image is still going to stink.

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