Portrait Photography How To

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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  |  Jul 03, 2019  |  0 comments

Summer is here, and the time is right for shooting swimsuit photos at the beach. But how do you elevate your swimwear photos from the merely good to the great? Well, of course, a great model always helps but even when shooting the most gorgeous and professional model out there, beach photos can get a little boring.

Dan Havlik  |  Dec 15, 2017  |  0 comments

We teamed up with veteran wedding photographer Denis Reggie for our new Experience the Power of Canon site to learn his tips on an often tricky subject: how to capture formal group portraits at a wedding.

Barry Tanenbaum  |  Mar 05, 2019  |  0 comments

It would be easy to categorize Jordan Matter as a dance photographer—he has published three books of his dance images—or as a portrait photographer—it was what he did before turning to dance, and he still includes it in his repertoire.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Aug 08, 2018  |  0 comments

Love live music? Love photography? Then, in all likelihood, you’re probably interested in concert photography. In the below video from COOPH, Leica photographer Michael Agel gives you five tips on how to shoot amazing photos of concerts.

Dan Havlik  |  Nov 04, 2019  |  0 comments

Moody photos that conjure feelings of sadness, intensity and beauty are all the rage these days, but have you ever wondered how to shoot one that doesn't look fake and corny? If so, check out the below tutorial from Mango Street showing you how to capture just the right amount of darkness and emotion for an effective moody photo.

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.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 22, 2017  |  0 comments

Most photographers think of “golden hour” as prime time for capturing stunning sunrises and sunsets, and know it’s important to get there early to set up their shot. But as you’ll see in the video below, the sweet early morning and late day light also provides a great opportunity for portraits.

Dan Havlik  |  Mar 20, 2019  |  0 comments

If you've seen any of his tutorials either online or at trade shows, you know that Peter Hurley is the King of the Headshot. So, what's his secret for getting perfect portraits for his clients?

Chuck Gloman  |  Mar 03, 2015  |  0 comments

As a child, I clearly remember my father taking Kodachrome images of my sister and I in the snow. I always associated childhood winter 35mm slides with the blue cast they possessed. Not understanding color temperature, I assumed photos were always blue because it was cold outside. Summer images were understandably warmer looking.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Nov 07, 2018  |  0 comments

So, you’ve shot a portrait and it looks…ok. Good but not great and certainly not at the level of a professional image you might see in a magazine.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Sep 18, 2018  |  0 comments

With everyone taking selfies these days, why are so many of these self-portraits so terrible? And when couples shoot selfies together while traveling (such as on vacation), why do they only seem to capture their faces and none of the scenic surroundings?

Shutterbug Staff  |  May 30, 2019  |  0 comments

In general, taking photos, particularly portraits, in direct sunlight is considered a no-no. The light is simply too harsh and the shadows it produces are unflattering on your subject.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jul 01, 2019  |  0 comments

Anyone can take a decent photo in good light but how to you fare when the lighting is extremely harsh on your subject? In the below easy photo tutorial, Rachel and Daniel from Mango Street give you some handy advice on how to shoot great portraits in bad light.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jun 25, 2018  |  0 comments

Travel photographer and model Sorelle Amore is the go-to YouTube personality for photography videos these days. Last week she collaborated with photographer Chris Hau for a video on his channel with six professional posing tips, and now she’s joined forces with Mango Street on a new video about how to “Up Your Self Portrait Game.”

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