Portrait Photography How To

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Ron Leach  |  Jan 14, 2020  |  0 comments

If you’ve ever tried your hand at portraiture, you probably know that there’s more to the craft than technical mastery and good gear. In fact, one of the variables that can make the difference between a good portrait and a great one is the skill to pleasingly pose a model.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 13, 2020  |  1 comments

The difference between making captivating portraits and those that don’t quite work often requires nothing more than some solid advice from an expert. If you’re struggling to capture stunning portraits, the quick video below may forever change your technique. 

Ron Leach  |  Jan 09, 2020  |  0 comments

Shooting portraits that make you and your model proud requires a fair amount of skill and preparation. And as you’ll see in this quick tutorial, doing things a bit differently can make your images stand out from the rest.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 08, 2020  |  0 comments

Boudoir photography is really popular these days, but if you’ve ever tried this type of work, you know that sometimes images don’t look as enticing on the computer as they did through the viewfinder. The goal of this humorous-but-helpful tutorial is to keep you from saying, “Oh my goodness, this is embarrassing” when you review your results.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Dec 31, 2019  |  0 comments

We finish the year with a classic tutorial from photographer Julia Trotti who shares her tips on how to pose people who are not models to produce attractive portraits. The video is from a few years ago but the topic might sound familiar because Trotti recently produced a popular tutorial on how to pose, specifically, men who are not models.

Henry Anderson  |  Dec 24, 2019  |  0 comments

Recently we shared a popular tutorial on how to pose men who are not models for portrait shoots, and now here's another helpful video on how to work with male models who have more experience posing. Enthusiast photographers and aspiring pros should find a lot of helpful tips in the video on how to direct models and create a visual storyline for your shoots.

Dan Havlik  |  Dec 23, 2019  |  0 comments

Amateurs vs pro photographers are always fun challenges because it shows how much experienced shooters bring to the table in photography, and how much just "having a good eye," is important too. In the below video, pro photographer Anita Sadowska goes up against an amateur she knows quite well: her boyfriend.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Dec 19, 2019  |  0 comments

Photographer Julia Trotti's fans have been asking her to do a video on how to pose males who are not models for portrait photos for some time, and this year she finally delivered. And, no surprise since there's been a big demand, the tutorial was her most popular of the year, garnering over a million views on YouTube, and counting.

Dan Havlik  |  Dec 18, 2019  |  0 comments

What's a softbox and how do you use it in photography? What are the best ways to use a softbox to light your subject for portraits?

Dan Havlik  |  Dec 17, 2019  |  0 comments

Let's face it: traditional winter holiday portraits can be dull as dust. If you want to give your Christmas photos a fun, modern look this holiday season, follow the four easy portrait ideas from Tajreen&Co in the below video.

Henry Anderson  |  Dec 17, 2019  |  0 comments

With more and more photographers considering switching from DSLRs to mirrorless cameras, one of the biggest factors in the decision-making process is lens choice. Are the new lenses designed for mirrorless cameras better than their DSLR-centric counterparts?

Henry Anderson  |  Dec 13, 2019  |  0 comments

Shooting portraits is a great way to get your feet wet in photography. In the below photo tutorial for beginners, Bach Photography gets you started with capturing portraits from the ground up.

Henry Anderson  |  Dec 06, 2019  |  0 comments

Here's a fun photo project you can try this weekend. Just grab a regular umbrella – we know you have one hiding in the closet somewhere – and follow along with COOPH's tutorial below titled "5 photo hacks with your umbrella."

Sponsored  |  Dec 05, 2019  |  4 comments

No human being is created perfect, and photographers probably know that firsthand. Still, everyone wants to look best in their portraits. That desire usually translates into hours of tedious retouching with Photoshop or the likes of it. Whether you are a fashion, an event, or a wedding photographer, you probably wish to make portrait enhancing a breeze. Well, there is software that can grant you that wish.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Dec 05, 2019  |  1 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.

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