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Shutterbug Staff  |  Dec 05, 2019  |  1 comments

Beginner portrait photographers should check out the below tutorial from Bach Photography.  Titled "How to Instantly Improve Your Natural Light Portrait Photography," it's a great starting point for anyone wanting to shoot beautiful portraits using only natural light.

Cynthia Boylan  |  Jan 08, 2016  |  1 comments

The fun video below from The Slanted Lens -- with support from Tamron, Dynalite, and Roscoe—features host Jay P. Morgan and actress Jodie Sweetin of Full House fame, as they set up for a crazy photo shoot.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 08, 2020  |  0 comments

Boudoir photography is really popular these days, but if you’ve ever tried this type of work, you know that sometimes images don’t look as enticing on the computer as they did through the viewfinder. The goal of this humorous-but-helpful tutorial is to keep you from saying, “Oh my goodness, this is embarrassing” when you review your results.

Shutterbug Staff  |  May 30, 2018  |  0 comments

Photography gear is great, but photography gear can be expensive and it’s always so much more fun and cheap when you can make it yourself. In the below video from COOPH, they teach you how to do just that.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Oct 11, 2018  |  0 comments

Pro photographer Anita Sadowska has been photographing professional models for much of her career, so, naturally, she has a thing or two to say about how it’s done. In the below video, Sadowska offers her tips, tricks and advice on how to capture gorgeous shots of professional fashion models.

Henry Anderson  |  Oct 15, 2020  |  0 comments

Believe it or not but you don't need a lot of fancy gear to shoot a professional-looking portrait photo. In the below tutorial, pro photographer Joel Grimes shares some fun and easy tips on how to shoot striking portrait photos with basic equipment.

Henry Anderson  |  Jul 31, 2020  |  0 comments

One of our favorite portrait photographers is back with another helpful tutorial, this time on how to shoot flattering images in less than ideal lighting.

Dan Havlik  |  Oct 23, 2020  |  0 comments

Natural light portrait photography is appealing because you don't need to bring complicated and cumbersome strobes and flashes to your shoot. Photographing portraits in natural light, however, is a lot more challenging than people realize, especially when the light doesn't cooperate.

Dan Havlik  |  Nov 25, 2019  |  0 comments

You don't need a lot of money to shoot dramatically colorful portraits. In fact, you can do it in your home studio or even just your home if you follow the photography tips of Tajreen&Co in the below video tutorial for photographers on a budget.

Dan Havlik  |  Feb 24, 2020  |  0 comments

Backlit portraits are tricky to pull off. Do them improperly, and you'll have a flat silhouette lacking in detail and impact. Do them, right though, and they can look pretty spectacular.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 20, 2020  |  0 comments

The art of capturing sensuous boudoir photographs needn’t be complicated, nor does it require a fancy studio outfitted with expensive gear. As you’ll see in the following video, all you really need—apart from your camera and a lens—is an attractive model, one continuous light, and a nearby window. Best yet, you can get the job done in the comfort of your home.

Dan Havlik  |  Apr 09, 2018  |  0 comments

Getting started running a portrait photography or headshot business can be intimidating for some photographers because it may seem like you need to spend a lot of money on lighting gear. But that’s not always true.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Oct 31, 2018  |  0 comments

In the below outdoor portrait photography from Ed Gregory of Photos in Color, he explains how to balance flash with low ambient light to create professional-looking outdoor portraits that pop. In the video, Gregory walks you through how these portrait lighting techniques work to help you improve your outdoor portraits.

Dan Havlik  |  Aug 31, 2020  |  0 comments

Just because you're shooting portraits indoors doesn't mean you need to be a slave to artificial light. Yes, even in the studio you can shoot beautiful portraits using only natural light.

Dan Havlik  |  Aug 14, 2020  |  0 comments

Everyone is being forced to a get a little more creative lately with their photo shoots because of the pandemic. One photographer who is pulling out all the stops with her creativity is Anita Sadowska who has adapted to the difficult current conditions quite swimmingly, pun intended.

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