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Ron Leach  |  Jun 20, 2022  |  0 comments

Independence day is right around the corner, and with it comes a great opportunity to capture spectacular images of fireworks—whether you’re shooting in a stadium, astride a lake or river, or in the comfort of your own backyard.

Henry Anderson  |  May 31, 2022  |  0 comments

Portrait and beauty photographer Irene Rudnyk is one of the queens of the beach photo shoots on YouTube. A few months ago, we shared an awesome behind-the-scenes (BTS) video of Rudnyk’s tips for capturing backlit photos of a swimsuit model at the beach. Now she’s back with another great beach photography tutorial and BTS video on how to shoot gorgeous golden hour portraits.

Ron Leach  |  May 25, 2022  |  0 comments

Whether you’re photographing birds in the backyard, planning an outing to a local zoo, or shooting big cats on safari, achieving correct exposures is absolutely essential. This task is often challenging, as subjects move in and out of ever-changing light.

Ron Leach  |  May 23, 2022  |  0 comments

When it comes to portraiture, “posing is everything.” So says pro Justin Laurens who regrettably neglected this consideration when first getting started. He admits he was initially confused by how to pose models, and considered this important skill “trivial.”

Ron Leach  |  May 20, 2022  |  0 comments

Some photographers shy away from shooting portraits because they don’t own supplemental lighting equipment or they’re intimidated by the complexity involved. But today we’ll show you how easy it is to make beautiful people pictures outdoors under available light.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  May 20, 2022  |  0 comments

Modern cameras have excellent AE (Automatic Exposure) features, so users can get great shots without thinking much about what’s happening under the hood. The light meter, of course, is built-in and somewhat autocratic—and therein lies the rub.

Ron Leach  |  May 11, 2022  |  0 comments

Light is the key component of all forms of photography. That’s because perfect focus and composition, and a great subject, are all for naught if the light is flat or dull.

Ron Leach  |  May 11, 2022  |  0 comments

Shooting outdoor portraits can be a mixed bag. On the one hand, natural light photography means carrying less gear, but here’s the problem: On bright, sunny days with high contrast, it can be difficult to properly meter a scene and capture flattering images.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 28, 2022  |  0 comments

Some photographers fall into a rut by shooting the same type of images over and over again. For some that means landscape photos, for others it’s portraits, macro, wildlife, or whatever specialty they enjoy. The problem with this approach is it’s easy to get a bit stale.

Henry Anderson  |  Apr 20, 2022  |  0 comments

If you want to spice things up on a boudoir shoot – and who doesn't? – one location that's fun to try is a hotel room setting. There are a few things to consider though if you plan to photograph a boudoir client in a hotel, particularly lighting, which can be dodgy at best in a hotel room.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 12, 2022  |  0 comments

While most photographers realize that a bit of supplemental light can make a huge difference in portrait photos, many shooters shy away from the technique because they think expensive gear, complicated skills, and a studio are required to get the job done.

Henry Anderson  |  Apr 05, 2022  |  0 comments

Fitness photographer Brett Seeley has been on a roll with his photo tutorials lately. After previously sharing two popular videos with posing tips for fitness shoots (here and here), Seeley is back with a great lighting tutorial.

Henry Anderson  |  Mar 22, 2022  |  0 comments

If you've ever wanted to shoot eye-catching portraits in a studio but don't have a ton of space, here's a great video showing you how to create a professional-level portrait shoot in a small area. In the tutorial, pro photographer Andrea Carretta shows you how to create the portrait look you want in a space not much bigger than a bedroom.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 17, 2022  |  0 comments

You’ve no doubt marveled at colorful nighttime light trail photos, and assumed they required advanced skills and special gear. As you’ll see in the tutorial below, nothing could be further from the truth.

Henry Anderson  |  Mar 02, 2022  |  0 comments

If you've ever dreamed of doing a shoot at a photo studio that's bathed only in gorgeous natural light, here's a great video showing what it's really like. In the below clip, portrait and swimwear photographer Anita Sadowska takes you behind the scenes for a swimwear shoot she did recently at a studio in New York City.

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