Portrait Photography How To

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Henry Anderson  |  Sep 16, 2019  |  0 comments

Portrait lenses come in all shapes and sizes but some particular focal lengths, many photographers would argue, are better than others. In the below video, 

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  |  Apr 16, 2019  |  0 comments

What separates a good portrait from a great portrait? Sometimes it's simply about making your subject stand out.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 23, 2016  |  0 comments

Indigenous peoples in remote parts of the word tend to be rather wary of outsiders—especially when they have a camera pointed in their face. But Turkish photographer Mehmet Genc uses a simple method to put his subjects at ease: He just tells them “You are so beautiful.”

Shutterbug Staff  |  Sep 17, 2018  |  0 comments

Photographer Sean Tucker has a message for photographers who might have a phobia about using their camera’s manual mode. Get over your fear! Understanding manual mode is critical to nailing exposure, which he fully explains in the below video.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Oct 01, 2019  |  0 comments

Let's face it: not everyone is a model. In fact, many photographers just use their friends and family to pose for them on photo shoots. But how to do you make someone look great in a photo who is not a professional model?

Ron Leach  |  Oct 13, 2017  |  0 comments

We regularly share helpful tutorials from portrait photographer Manny Ortiz. In this behind-the-scenes photoshoot, Ortiz reveals his two favorite lenses—a fast 55mm f/1.8 and a high-speed 85mm f/1.4. 

Ron Leach  |  Apr 03, 2018  |  0 comments

Portraiture is a very subjective endeavor, with almost as many styles of shooting as there are portrait photographers. And this quick tutorial is sure to raise a few eyebrows, as Manny Ortiz explains why he often purposely underexposes his images.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 24, 2018  |  0 comments

Those of you who follow our website know that Manny Ortiz is both an adept photo instructor and a very fine portrait photographer. Yet, according to Ortiz, knowledge, skill and practice is far more important that talent if you want to become a great photographer. 

Shutterbug Staff  |  Sep 12, 2018  |  0 comments

Here’s another simple yet effective photography tips video from Light Club. In the short 2.5-minute clip, the work of some of the world’s top photographers is used to show that the key to create a powerful portrait is how you capture the eyes.

Lou Jacobs Jr.  |  Apr 02, 2012  |  First Published: Feb 01, 2012  |  0 comments

Portrait photographers are responsible for a lot of happiness among a wide variety of people, because well-done family pictures grow more valuable yearly. They usually portray infants, seniors, friends, and relatives, though sometimes portraits are interpretations of unusual subjects. Thomas Balsamo knows this because he has 30 years of experience photographing families and children. His work has also led him to a personal project that originated when his good will and curiosity were extended toward individuals or groups who found their portrait sittings emotionally and psychologically unusual, as well as uplifting.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 20, 2017  |  0 comments

A while back we shared a viral video in which six photographers shot the same model with widely varying results, partly because they were given false information about the person being photographed. The video below was inspired by that challenge and resulted in quite a creative experience.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 18, 2016  |  0 comments

Toby Harvard calls himself a “fetish photographer” and he takes an unconventional approach to portraiture with his neon-lit images. His vibrant photographs often break the rules of composition, which is one reason his work is so interesting.

Dan Havlik  |  May 07, 2019  |  0 comments

No need to be shy anymore when photographing people on the street. In the below video from Pierre T. Lambert, he offers three easy street photography tips for taking pictures of strangers on the streets.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Oct 07, 2019  |  0 comments

Sometimes a few finishing touches in Lightroom are all you need to transform your portraits from good to stunning. In the below video, Tajreen&Co show you four easy Lightroom tips and techniques to help you do just that.

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