Portrait Photography How To

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Ron Leach  |  Oct 04, 2022  |  0 comments

Editor’s Note: The imaging world has lost a spark of brilliance with the passing of legendary photographer and beloved friend Douglas Kirkland at the young age of 88. In his memory we’re re-posting our 2017 article with a selection of Douglas’ iconic images and a video revealing the secrets behind his photos of the rich and famous.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 29, 2022  |  0 comments

Many photographers shy away from portraiture because of the misconception that a studio, expensive lights, and special skills are required to make images that impress. The quick tutorial below, from Adorama TV, dispels that myth and demonstrates how to make beautiful images outdoors with available light (and a few pro tips).

Ron Leach  |  Sep 23, 2022  |  0 comments

Shutterbug readers know their way around a camera and consistently shoot really nice images. But if you want to make the leap from “good” to “amazing,” the video below is just what you need.

Henry Anderson  |  Sep 22, 2022  |  0 comments

Sometimes small things can make a big difference in a photo. No, it’s not always getting fancy lens for your camera or adding professional lighting to a portrait – though those things can help image quality – it can be simply about getting a fresh perspective on your subject.

Henry Anderson  |  Sep 21, 2022  |  0 comments

If you’re looking for inspiration for your next boudoir shoot, pro photographer Lindsay Adler’s video below is a great place to start. In the tutorial she shows you how to create a vintage pin-up style art nude photo, which should go over well with boudoir clients who don’t mind showing a little extra skin.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 16, 2022  |  0 comments

Once photographers set up a new camera, they tend to use the same functions over and over again, without investigating other capabilities that can really make a difference. In the quick tutorial below you’ll be encouraged to give an overlooked feature a try, and we’re convinced that better images will be the result.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 15, 2022  |  0 comments

Every so often we capture a photo with an unsightly colorcast, like when shooting performances with strong, colored stage lighting. There are numerous other situations in which harsh supplemental light obliterates the original colors of a subject.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 06, 2022  |  0 comments

Have you every shot a portrait that looked really great, except for a bunch of flyaway hair? Removing these distractions can be a difficult task—unless you know the quick Photoshop trick in the video below.

Henry Anderson  |  Sep 06, 2022  |  0 comments

Portrait photographers who are just starting out often have to use non-professional models in the beginning. That’s fine if you know how to pose someone who is not a model for portraits.

Henry Anderson  |  Aug 31, 2022  |  0 comments

Last week, boudoir pro photographer Yuliya Panchenko shared with us three ways to pose legs in the lying position and now she’s back with three methods for posing legs in the standing position. So, to quote the great ZZ Top, you could say Panchenko has legs and she knows how to use them.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 31, 2022  |  0 comments

There are several techniques for changing the color of an object, some more complicated than others. In the tutorial below you’ll learn a method that’s so simple it takes barely three minutes to explain.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Aug 29, 2022  |  0 comments

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Ron Leach  |  Aug 25, 2022  |  0 comments

We all love our dogs, and even if you don’t own one of these loyal companions yourself, you undoubtedly have friends and family who do. And unlike cats (who always think they’re in charge), most dogs are eager to please and take direction willingly.

Henry Anderson  |  Aug 24, 2022  |  0 comments

One of the most challenging aspects of boudoir photography is how to bring sensuality to different parts of the body. Much of this comes from knowing how to put your subject in the right poses particularly when it comes to getting attractive angles on the legs.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 24, 2022  |  0 comments

Aperture is a key fundamental of photography, and one component of the Exposure Triangle—along with ISO and shutter speed—that work together to produce properly exposed images. But as you’ll see in the tutorial below, the f/stop you choose also affects photos in other important ways.

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