Portrait Photography How To

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Steve Bedell  |  Jul 21, 2015  |  0 comments

Imagine this. Take photos of many of the top names in the music industry over the last 30 or so years, from Keith Richards to Radiohead, Gregg Allman to Tom Waits. Shoot for Spin, Rolling Stone, Vanity Fair, and Esquire, to name a few. Make said images into a coffee-table book. And to top it off, have some obscure talent like Bruce Springsteen write the elegant foreword for the book. Is it just me or does this sound like a pretty good life?

Ron Leach  |  Jan 30, 2017  |  0 comments

Lou Freeman is an acclaimed fashion and lifestyle photographer with a client list that’s second to none. And in the video below, she shows how to create glamorous boudoir photos by using portable, continuous light sources.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 09, 2016  |  0 comments

Chris Porsz is a paramedic and long-time amateur street photographer who came up with an enchanting project: He tracked down the subjects of the street portraits he shot almost 40 years ago, and recreated the images with the people as they appear today. 

Dan Havlik  |  Nov 12, 2019  |  0 comments

Not everyone likes street photography. In fact, oftentimes the unexpecting subjects of street photos hate having their pictures taken in public by a complete stranger.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 28, 2017  |  0 comments

Zach Smidt of Zach Alan Photography is a Houston-based shooter with a creative approach to portraiture. He recently teamed up with his girlfriend Juli to make a series of stunning outdoor images using light painting techniques.

Barry Tanenbaum  |  Nov 13, 2015  |  0 comments

The tour bus bringing B.B. King to Indianola, Mississippi, for his Homecoming Festival concert was very late, which meant that Ron Modra would have the opportunity for performance photos, but not the portrait session he wanted.

Dan Havlik  |  Jan 11, 2016  |  0 comments

We’re still in shock over the death today of legendary musician and artist David Bowie. Someone who knew Bowie more than most folks was renowned fashion photographer Brian Duffy who, between 1972 and 1980, worked with Bowie on five photo projects, including three of his most famous album covers.

Lynne Eodice  |  Sep 01, 2004  |  5 comments

Professor Kenneth Kobré--who teaches photojournalism at San Francisco State University--advises those who are interested in pursuing a career in news photography to "First master your camera, flash and the rest of your equipment."
He suggests that students attend a community college or university with a good photojournalism program: "Each...

Henry Anderson  |  Nov 12, 2019  |  0 comments

Sometimes there's just no time to shoot a photo. Sometimes you're lucky to have 10 minutes to do a photo shoot and other times you're grateful to get even 10 seconds. (Those annoying celebrities sure are busy!)

Ron Leach  |  Feb 08, 2018  |  0 comments

The task of colorizing B&W photos has becoming increasingly popular, and far easier to accomplish, thanks to the sophisticated software that’s available these days. In this tutorial, you’ll see how easy it is to create beautiful, natural-looking color portraits from B&W originals.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 19, 2017  |  0 comments

One of the most difficult tasks when editing portrait photos is making a precise selection of a model’s hair. This becomes doubly challenging if you intend to move the subject to a different background.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 22, 2017  |  0 comments

The next time you mistakenly shoot flat, underexposed portraits, and it’s too late for a do-over, the simple tutorial below will save the day. This Photoshop technique is as quick to accomplish as the video is to watch, and you’ll be surprised at the excellent results.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 01, 2017  |  0 comments

Most photographers know to focus on the eyes of a subject when making portraits or shooting wildlife photos. But when it comes to editing these images, there a lot more to consider than sharpness, as you’ll see in the video below.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 04, 2017  |  0 comments

If you’re looking for a way to create portraits with a unique vibrant look, check out this Photoshop tutorial explaining how to colorize images in Photoshop.

Lynne Eodice  |  Sep 01, 2003  |  0 comments

 

 

 

 

Shooting a self-portrait is a challenging task, but can be very rewarding. The one person that most photographers probably photograph least is themselves, and this is true even with those who enjoy shooting portraits of others. However, taking self-portraits has several advantages: you'll always have a willing subject...

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