Portrait Photography How To

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Ron Leach  |  Jul 16, 2020  |  0 comments

It’s not often you can pick up a variety of powerful tips on portrait photography in just two minutes. But that’s exactly what you’ll find in the visual tutorial below.

Giulio Sciorio  |  Mar 29, 2017  |  0 comments

Environmental portraits are all the rage these days in photography because they are far more revealing than a basic portrait of an individual or a simple headshot. As the name suggests, environmental portraits capture a subject within his or her typical environment such as a workplace. 

Cynthia Boylan  |  Nov 06, 2015  |  1 comments

I’m what (the immortal) Stan Lee calls a “true believer” and I’ve been a fan of comic books since childhood. As a result, I can’t resist a convention because it’s an opportunity to dive into the world of fandom and mingle with like-minded people from around the country.

Dan Havlik  |  Dec 20, 2017  |  1 comments

Shutterbug photographer Jordan Matter is back with another photography how-to video, offering tips on getting the most out of your 50mm lens. 

Dan Havlik  |  Feb 22, 2018  |  0 comments

What’s your favorite lens for portrait photography? For Shutterbug photographer Jordan Matter, it’s an 85mm lens with a fast aperture.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Nov 12, 2018  |  0 comments

The flash vs natural light debate is almost as old as photography itself. (Or at least as old as flash photography itself.) Photographer Craig Beckta recently jumped into the fray with the below video, which is titled “7 Reasons Why Flash Is Better for Portraits Than Natural Light.”

Henry Anderson  |  Jul 02, 2020  |  0 comments

Do your photos often look blurry and you can't figure out why? Well, there are quite a few reasons why your images aren't sharp enough and in the below video from Adorama, photographer Gavin Hoey explains seven of them.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 16, 2018  |  0 comments

There are two common reasons that some photographers only shoot with natural light: They’re under the impression that off-camera flash is too complicated, and on-camera flash delivers lousy results. The quick video below may change your mind, as a pro portrait photographer demonstrates how to get great results with on-camera flash and a cheap bounce-light accessory.

Shutterbug Staff  |  May 16, 2018  |  0 comments

We’ve shared quite a few videos recently on how to effectively pose people in photos and they’ve proved to be quite popular. So, here’s another one with a slightly different spin on posing we think will help you out on your next portrait shoot.

Dan Havlik  |  Jul 13, 2020  |  0 comments

Mistakes are a part of life. And they're certainly a part of a photographer's life as well. But if you're a smart person (or a smart photographer), mistakes can be a gift since they give you an opportunity to learn and grow.

Henry Anderson  |  Feb 27, 2020  |  0 comments

We've said it before, we'll say it again: composition is perhaps the single most important thing in creating a great photograph. Yes, lighting, technique, timing, and execution are all important too, but if you have lousy photo composition, your image is still going to stink.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 01, 2021  |  0 comments

Yesterday we posted a powerful tutorial with 10 simple tips for becoming a better portrait photographer. Today we turn to the editing side of things, with some great advice for enhancing those images even further.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 09, 2018  |  0 comments

Posing a model properly can make or break portrait photos, especially when using a single flash to light the images. In the video below, you’ll learn eight simple poses for achieving attractive results.

Dan Havlik  |  Oct 12, 2020  |  0 comments

Sometimes our photos are good, sometimes they're bad, and sometimes they just downright suck! There's no shame in having your photos suck from time to time, it happens to everybody.

Dan Havlik  |  Mar 19, 2020  |  0 comments

We get it. You're stuck inside during this nerve-wracking coronavirus pandemic and you're climbing the walls because you want to be outside photographing stuff.

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