Portrait Photography How To

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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.”

Dan Havlik  |  Sep 17, 2019  |  0 comments

Admit it: we've all, at one time, taken a selfie. There's no shame in it! The history of self-portraiture in both photography and painting goes back to the very beginning of these artforms.  

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jun 11, 2018  |  0 comments

There’s an easy way to make your beauty shots even more stunning: just add some colored gels to your lighting. Editorial fashion photographer Jake Hicks shows how in the below video where he shoots a portrait session at home and gets a variety of attractive looks.

Gavin Hoey  |  Jun 21, 2018  |  0 comments

Shooting portraits on location with a wide aperture can result in some great images, but if, like me, you want to underexpose the ambient light for a more dramatic effect, you’ll quickly realize there’s a problem with shutter speed and off camera flash.

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.

Dan Havlik  |  Jun 15, 2018  |  0 comments

Dublin-based fashion photographer Anita Sadowska is who we turn to when we want to see stunning swimsuit photography, and in the below how-to video she pulls back the veil some more on just how she does it.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jun 18, 2019  |  0 comments

Go long or go home? It's not always that simple when it comes to using telephoto lenses to get close to your subject. In fact, using longer lenses in photography can be harder than it looks.

Ron Leach  |  May 12, 2017  |  0 comments

Bryan Peterson is a successful commercial photographer with a long list of big-time clients. One of his secrets to success is to strive for “great” shots and not settle for “pleasing” ones.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 18, 2017  |  0 comments

Everyone knows that laughter and smiles are infectious, and there’s no better way to loosen up a photo shoot and capture better images than by getting everyone to smile. This not only includes the model, but the photographer and anyone else at the shoot.

Dan Havlik  |  Nov 28, 2018  |  0 comments

Travel photographer Pierre T. Lambert has been on worldwide photo tour, shooting images and sharing how-to videos about his experiences. During his travels, he’s mainly been using two lenses for his Sony mirrorless camera: a 16-35mm and 70-200mm f/2.8.

Dan Havlik  |  Jan 24, 2019  |  0 comments

It’s one of those debates photographers will probably have for eternity: is it better to shoot using only natural light or with strobe lighting? Of course, there’s no right answer but it’s always fun to put both types of lighting to the test.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 06, 2017  |  0 comments

The art of portrait photography requires a lot of skill to both capture compelling images and process them effectively. In the forward-looking video below, Adobe takes a look at how emerging technologies could enable you to do just that on a mobile device in the not-too-distant future.

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