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Shutterbug Staff  |  Dec 05, 2019  |  0 comments

Beginner portrait photographers should check out the below tutorial from Bach Photography.  Titled "How to Instantly Improve Your Natural Light Portrait Photography," it's a great starting point for anyone wanting to shoot beautiful portraits using only natural light.

Zach Good  |  Nov 26, 2019  |  0 comments

As a photographer, luck will not always be on your side with great lighting. More often than not, you will be placed into a situation where the light is not ideal, yet you will be expected to shoot print-worthy photos. Here are some helpful tips to help you take great photos in bad light.

Dan Havlik  |  Nov 25, 2019  |  0 comments

You don't need a lot of money to shoot dramatically colorful portraits. In fact, you can do it in your home studio or even just your home if you follow the photography tips of Tajreen&Co in the below video tutorial for photographers on a budget.

Hernan Rodriguez  |  Nov 19, 2019  |  0 comments

Coming from an advertising and design background has trained me to shoot with the objective of the final print in mind. The agency I once worked for lived by the mantra, “garbage in garbage out."

Dan Havlik  |  Nov 18, 2019  |  0 comments

To get professional image quality you need a pricey new professional camera, right? Wrong. You can get an inexpensive camera to produce pro-level photos and video if you just know a few "tricks."

Henry Anderson  |  Oct 11, 2019  |  0 comments

Light the way to better photos with the below video from Run N Gun that shows you 9 awesome lighting hacks for photography in just 90 seconds. The lighting tricks can be applied to portrait photos or any sort of scene or setting where you want to add drama or creative luminance.

Henry Anderson  |  Sep 13, 2019  |  0 comments

We post lots of portrait photography tips videos but seldom have we seen one as jampacked with helpful portraiture advice as the below tutorial from Taylor Jackson. In the video, Jackson teams up with fellow portrait photographer Miquel Quiles to show you twenty quick tips for shooting better portraits in natural light.

Dan Havlik  |  Aug 12, 2019  |  0 comments

The number one question boudoir photographer Michael Sasser gets asked is does he use strobes? "And the answer to the question is: no," Sasser says. "I don't use strobes, I use 100% natural light for my boudoir shoots."

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  |  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  |  Apr 29, 2019  |  0 comments

Do your photos of your beloved cat or dog all look the same? Do you want to make your friends jealous on social media by sharing a purr-fect image of your pet? Well, then you should watch the below video from photographer Matt Granger: "Pet Photography at Home – 5 Tips."

Barry Tanenbaum  |  Apr 25, 2019  |  0 comments

It's no secret that professional photographers are less concerned with cameras and lenses than they are with understanding and controlling the light that allows their images to be made.

Dan Havlik  |  Apr 17, 2019  |  0 comments

Getting the right white balance in your photos is a lot easier than you think. In the below video for Shutterbug, photographer and Photoshop guru Scott Kelby shares a simple tip on how to nail white balance, even in sticky lighting situations.

Dan Havlik  |  Mar 19, 2019  |  0 comments

Are you still learning how to use off-camera flash and need a few pointers? In the below video, Shutterbug's Scott Kelby shows you the best place your flash to shoot beautiful portraits with attractive lighting.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Feb 25, 2019  |  0 comments

Creating beautiful lighting for your portrait photography shoots can be a fun experience and much easier than you may think. In the below video from Mango Street, they show you seven easy portrait lighting setups that you can try this week.

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