Portrait Photography How To

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Ron Leach  |  Oct 18, 2021  |  0 comments

Tilt-shift lenses are very powerful tools for all sorts of shooting from landscape to architectural photography. They enable you to fine-tune perspective and enhance depth of field by maximizing focus throughout an entire scene.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 13, 2021  |  0 comments

Photoshop users know that Vibrance and Saturation are similar but not quite the same, and these tools can be employed separately or together for different purposes. Lightroom, on the other hand doesn’t have a Vibrance tool, and if that sounds crazy just take a look; all you’ll find is a Saturation slider.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 12, 2021  |  0 comments

One of the most daunting challenges in Photoshop, regardless of your skill level, is doing a precise job of cutting out hair and fur. But in today’s tutorial you’ll learn a remarkably easy trick for achieving great results.

Henry Anderson  |  Oct 12, 2021  |  0 comments

If you're a photographer who is considering upgrading from the Apple iPhone 12 Pro to the recently released iPhone Pro 13, the video below is for you. In the iPhone comparison, photographer Anita Sadowska pits the 13 Pro vs the 12 Pro to see which one performs better for portraits.

Henry Anderson  |  Oct 07, 2021  |  0 comments

When you're shooting boudoir photos, it's always good to add a little drama to your imagery. One way to do that is to give your boudoir shots some mood by turning down the lights.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 05, 2021  |  0 comments

Anyone who has used Photoshop knows there are usually several ways to accomplish the same task. Some are complex and best used by experts, while others are super simple and can be handled by anyone.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 04, 2021  |  0 comments

In short, this eye-opening tutorial from portrait/street photographer Manny Ortiz is a visual examination of what could be called “the art of seeing,” Ortiz uses his compelling imagery to illustrate what accomplished photographers see upon arriving upon a scene, as opposed to how non-photographers (or less adept shooters) view the same location.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 29, 2021  |  0 comments

If you’re a regular on this page, you know that we don’t subscribe to the notion that Manual Mode is the only way to go if you’re serious about photography. In fact, we recently posted a tutorial in which one pro insisted that Aperture Priority Mode is often a better choice.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 27, 2021  |  0 comments

One of the most important skills in the early development of all photographers is knowing how to interpret the light falling on a scene, and then choosing the camera settings that will result in a perfectly exposure photo. With a bit of knowledge and practice, this quickly becomes second nature—enabling you concentrate on other key variables that make up a great image.

Denis Reggie  |  Sep 24, 2021  |  0 comments

(Editor’s Note: Exploring Light is a monthly Shutterbug column featuring tips, tricks, and photo advice from professional photographers in the Canon Explorers of Light and Canon Legends education program. This month's column is by Denis Reggie with tips on how to successfully capture weddings like a news event.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 22, 2021  |  0 comments

Most of you are familiar with the farcical notion that, “You’re not a real photographer unless you always use your camera’s Manual mode.” Well, the video below takes the opposite and equally controversial view.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 21, 2021  |  0 comments

Today’s modern digital cameras offer insanely high ISO options, and conventional wisdom is to avoid them and go no higher than at least two settings below the maximum. But according to one top pro, there are times when is OK to use the highest ISO setting available.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 20, 2021  |  0 comments

Nothing spoils an otherwise great photo more than a really unattractive or distracting background. And that holds true whether you’re shooting portraits, macro, flowers, or certain types of wildlife images.

Henry Anderson  |  Sep 16, 2021  |  0 comments

Everybody wants to avoid mistakes when it comes to photography and one of the best places to start is in the editing room. There's a tendency by beginner editors to overdo it when they are retouching their portraits and that can be the biggest mistake of all.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 15, 2021  |  0 comments

Whether you’re shooting formal portraits or quick photos of family and friends, imperfect skin can really detract from an image. In this tutorial you’ll learn the best way to smooth a subject’s skin in Lightroom.

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