Portrait Photography How To

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Ron Leach  |  Sep 03, 2021  |  0 comments

Making complex masks and precise selections can be an intricate chore especially, if you’re using a Raw editor in Lightroom or Adobe Camera Raw. That’s why one pro turns to a Photoshop trick whenever he needs accurate control over a specific area in an image.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 01, 2021  |  0 comments

Have you ever shot an outdoor portrait, or other image with a strong foreground subject, but wished the background was more attractive? If so, you won’t want to miss this quick Photoshop video.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 31, 2021  |  0 comments

All photographers have their favorite techniques and styles of shooting, But pros tend to have a few tricks up their sleeves, and in the video below you’ll learn four such skills that one acclaimed photographer says “you can’t ignore.”

Ron Leach  |  Aug 30, 2021  |  0 comments

One phrase we repeat often is, “Rules are meant to be broken.” That doesn’t mean being sloppy, but rather knowing when an unconventional approach will deliver unique and eye-catching photos.

Henry Anderson  |  Aug 26, 2021  |  0 comments

There are some who say you're not a true photographer if you shoot in natural light. What utter nonsense!

Henry Anderson  |  Aug 24, 2021  |  0 comments

Now here's a fun tutorial both for the educational content and for the exotic locale! Led by photographer Michael Sasser, the educational video takes you to a "secret" location in Malibu, California where Sasser shares his best tips for shooting boudoir and swimsuit photos using only natural light.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 24, 2021  |  0 comments

Everyone who shoots portrait photographs knows all too well that getting the shot is only half the battle. Proper image editing is also very important for optimum results, and today’s Photoshop tutorial demonstrates how to get the job done without any complicated techniques.

Henry Anderson  |  Aug 17, 2021  |  0 comments

Lighting your portraits properly is the key to producing a great image. Everyone knows this but not everyone knows how to do lighting right. Fortunately, there are experts like photographer Manny Ortiz who shows you how to do the ultimate lighting set-up in just two minutes.

Henry Anderson  |  Aug 12, 2021  |  0 comments

Extreme shadows can be the kiss of death for a portrait. While feeling the sun on your face is nice, the effect of harsh shadows and bright highlights can make you look older than you are and tired.

Henry Anderson  |  Aug 12, 2021  |  0 comments

As we all know, a great portrait isn't always created once you press the shutter. Oftentimes, you'll need to process your shot after capture to make your subject look their best. But what's the best way to edit at portrait in a program like Adobe Lightroom?

Henry Anderson  |  Aug 11, 2021  |  0 comments

Leading lines aren't a method made solely for landscape photography. You can also use them to great effect in portrait photography as Marc Newton from The School of Photography shows you in the video below.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 06, 2021  |  0 comments

A few days ago we posted a tutorial for making simple cutouts of hair in portrait photos using a “futuristic” Photoshop tool. Today we’re taking things a bit further, with two tricks for making more difficult clip outs in Photoshop.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 04, 2021  |  0 comments

Many photographers shy away from the one accessory that can make a huge difference in their images, both indoors and out. What we’re discussing here is supplemental light in its most basic form; namely the affordable and easy to use electronic flash.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 03, 2021  |  0 comments

There’s one challenge all portrait photographers face, whether they’re pros in the studio or a novice shooting family photos. This annoying issue is a subject’s flyaway hair that can make portraits look messy.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 02, 2021  |  0 comments

Let’s face it: We all make exposure mistakes on occasion that prevent a good shot from being a great one. Fortunately, there are a few simple shooting and editing tips that will help you get the best out of your images.

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