Portrait Photography How To

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Ron Leach  |  Nov 19, 2020  |  0 comments

What happens when you pack your gear, head out for a portrait session, and your model is a no-show? Well, if you’re a quick thinking photographer and willing to step out of your comfort zone, you find a willing stranger and make some stunning images. And if the stranger happens to be beautiful, consider that a bonus!

Dan Havlik  |  Nov 18, 2020  |  0 comments

One of the most important decisions a photographer makes when setting up his or her gear is which lens to choose. While, of course, you can always change lenses later if you have an interchangeable lens camera such as a DSLR or mirrorless system, but that can take additional time and you might miss your shot.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 18, 2020  |  0 comments

You’re all familiar with the popular adage that, “It’s the photographer, not the camera” that’s responsible for a great image. But is this totally true or is it an inspirational myth? Today we’ll attempt to answer that question and put YOUR eyes to the test!

Dan Havlik  |  Nov 17, 2020  |  0 comments

One of the most important decisions a photographer makes occurs after a shoot. You've shot tons and tons of photos and now you have to decide which ones are good, and which ones are not. 

Henry Anderson  |  Nov 16, 2020  |  0 comments

Hawaii-based pro fitness photographer Brett Seeley knows a thing or two about getting the right poses from his models for his images. We recently featured five of his favorite posing tips and now he's back with more advice on how to pose fitness models.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 11, 2020  |  0 comments

Regardless of the type of photography you enjoy most, it’s a good bet you’d rather be out shooting than sitting behind a computer editing your work. And it’s an even better bet that the video below will save you more processing time than any other tutorial you’ve watched recently.

Henry Anderson  |  Nov 09, 2020  |  0 comments

We've written about Luminar software many times before. This Photoshop/Lightroom competitor has some pretty neat tricks up its sleeve for enhancing your photos but wait until you see what's coming next.

Dan Havlik  |  Nov 06, 2020  |  0 comments

Headshots are a type of portrait photo that actors and models use to help them find work. In many ways, a good headshot is the ultimate calling card. A bad headshot, on the other hand, could mean you don't even get your foot in the door.

Henry Anderson  |  Nov 05, 2020  |  0 comments

Even seasoned pros use Photoshop to add some pizazz to their portraits so why shouldn't you? That's the gist of the below Photoshop tutorial from Pixielx titled "How to Make Professional Portraits."

Dan Havlik  |  Nov 03, 2020  |  0 comments

That are lots of things we believed to be true when we were beginner photographers. Some of those things, however, were really just lies that ended up holding us back.

Henry Anderson  |  Nov 02, 2020  |  0 comments

Yes, summer is over, fall has arrived, and winter is coming but that doesn't mean we can't dream about going to the beach! In the below video, Bach Photography actually does that to share his tips on how to shoot gorgeous portraits at the beach.

Henry Anderson  |  Oct 30, 2020  |  0 comments

Posing models for portrait or boudoir photography is a lot harder than it looks. If you're a new photographer who hasn't worked with models before it can actually be pretty intimidating.

Dan Havlik  |  Oct 30, 2020  |  0 comments

We all know that lighting can make or break a portrait photo. But you might not realize how crucial lighting really is to portrait photography until you watch the below video from Sawyer Hartman.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 27, 2020  |  0 comments

NEWS FLASH: You don’t have to be an experienced pro with a studio full of expensive gear to capture breathtaking portrait photos. We’ll show you how in the quick video below.

Dan Havlik  |  Oct 26, 2020  |  0 comments

When someone says a portrait "pops," they usually mean that the subject stands out from the background, drawing the viewer's attention to the person you've photographed. If you can achieve this in your image, it's usually one indication you've captured a successful portrait.

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