Portrait Photography How To

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Ron Leach  |  Jun 07, 2018  |  0 comments

With the first day of summer just two weeks away, it’s time to start thinking about shooting photographs at the beach. And what better way to do that than with a pretty model in swimwear?

Ron Leach  |  Jun 06, 2018  |  0 comments

Daniel Norton is a NY-based photographer known for his striking portrait and fashion images, and in this quick tutorial he demonstrates one of his favorite techniques—backlighting a subject for a dramatic effect.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 04, 2018  |  0 comments

If you’re one of those photographers who thinks portrait editing is a complicated and mysterious task, this quick tutorial is for you. In less than five minutes you’ll learn five simple tips that will make a big difference in your people pictures.

Dan Havlik  |  May 31, 2018  |  1 comments

The below video from photographer Daniel DeArco is a little different from the ones we’ve featured on Shutterbug in the past. It’s not exactly a How-To video but you may learn a lot about how to get your photos noticed.

Shutterbug Staff  |  May 24, 2018  |  0 comments

We often turn to Los Angeles-based pro photographer Michael Sasser’s YouTube channel for gear tips including lens recommendations but in the below he offers something equally valuable: tips on how to pose your subjects for better boudoir images.

Shutterbug Staff  |  May 21, 2018  |  0 comments

How to pose friends, family and even total strangers so you can take awesome portraits of them is a popular theme on Shutterbug.com, so here’s another tutorial for you on that subject. In the below video, Pierre T. Lambert offers three more posing tips on “how to make anyone feel amazing in front of the camera.”

Shutterbug Staff  |  May 16, 2018  |  0 comments

We’ve shared quite a few videos recently on how to effectively pose people in photos and they’ve proved to be quite popular. So, here’s another one with a slightly different spin on posing we think will help you out on your next portrait shoot.

Shutterbug Staff  |  May 14, 2018  |  0 comments

The gang from Mango Street is back with one of their fastest and cleverest photography videos yet. In the below clip, they give you nine portrait location ideas in just 90 seconds.

Dan Havlik  |  May 14, 2018  |  0 comments

Up-and-coming portrait photographers are always looking for models to photograph to expand their portfolios. But what if you can’t afford professional model? Fear not, the next best thing to hiring a model is to have your friends pose for you for free.

Barry Tanenbaum  |  May 10, 2018  |  0 comments

Steve Vaccariello had an advantage when he took this photograph of actor Alan Cumming for Aventura magazine. Well, actually three advantages. The first was that he’d photographed Cumming before. The second, they were friends.

Mihaela Noroc  |  May 09, 2018  |  0 comments

This story was adapted, with permission, from The Atlas of Beauty: Women of the World in 500 Portraits by Mihaela Noroc.

Shutterbug Staff  |  May 08, 2018  |  0 comments

Photographer and model Imogen Rhiannon is back with another portrait photography tips video. In this case, her new video is on how to use leading lines in portrait photography.

Barry Tanenbaum  |  May 08, 2018  |  0 comments

Richard Bell began photographing for his book, The Last Veterans of World War II, early in 2016 and completed the photography a little over a year later. But for the origin of the book, you have to go back to Bell’s childhood.

Dan Havlik  |  May 02, 2018  |  0 comments

Do you hate how you look in photos? Or, as a photographer, are you often unsatisfied with how your subjects appear in your images after you snap the photo? The problem might not be you; it could simply be the wrong pose.

Shutterbug Staff  |  May 02, 2018  |  0 comments

So, you want to shoot street photography but you’re somewhat of a shy person: how do you overcome your fear so you can photograph total strangers in public places? That’s exactly what Pierre T. Lambert addresses in Part 2 of his video series on street photography.

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