Portrait Photography How To

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Dan Havlik  |  Mar 22, 2019  |  0 comments

The below video from Los Angeles-based boudoir photographer Michael Sasser is like two tutorials in one. In the first part of the video, Sasser offers three helpful tips on how to find great locations for outdoor photo shoots when you're traveling to a new area.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Mar 21, 2019  |  0 comments

You don't, necessarily, need a fancy and pricey lens with a fast aperture to shoot an image with attractive background blur, aka bokeh, for portraits. In the below tutorial from Unmesh Dinda of PIXimperfect, he shows you the "key" to simulating shallow depth of field in Photoshop.

Dan Havlik  |  Mar 20, 2019  |  0 comments

If you've seen any of his tutorials either online or at trade shows, you know that Peter Hurley is the King of the Headshot. So, what's his secret for getting perfect portraits for his clients?

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  |  Mar 14, 2019  |  0 comments

Sometimes a simple prop is all it takes to change a typical photo into something truly unique. In the below video from COOPH, they show you how adding just a mirror to a scene can transform a dull portrait into a mind-blowing photo.

Dan Havlik  |  Mar 13, 2019  |  1 comments

There are some photographers who like Lightroom and some who like Photoshop and there are even some who like both. But which of Adobe’s photography programs is better for editing images?

Dan Havlik  |  Mar 11, 2019  |  0 comments

Ever heard of subframing in photography? If you’re like many photographers, perhaps not. But you’ll likely recognize it when you see it and understand how it’s a great photo composition effect that can change your images for the better.

Dan Havlik  |  Mar 07, 2019  |  0 comments

If you’ve ever wondered what the Caped Crusader looked like when he’s not out fighting crime, Swiss photographer Sebastian Magnani shows you in his whimsically fun new photo series titled Daily Batman. In the series, Magnani sets Batman up in a variety of scenarios in Zurich, Switzerland that look far from his dark superhero life in Gotham City.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Mar 06, 2019  |  0 comments

Photography “hacks” videos are great fun because they help you shoot unique, attention-getting photos using ordinary household items. In the below video from Jessica Kobeissi, her five hacks involve using something you see all the time: glass.

Barry Tanenbaum  |  Mar 05, 2019  |  0 comments

It would be easy to categorize Jordan Matter as a dance photographer—he has published three books of his dance images—or as a portrait photographer—it was what he did before turning to dance, and he still includes it in his repertoire.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Feb 28, 2019  |  0 comments

Need some quick tips to step up your portrait photography game? Photographer Jessica Whitaker has eight of them in the below video.

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.

Dan Havlik  |  Feb 21, 2019  |  0 comments

Even experienced photographers can struggle with some of the technical aspects of photography. Consequently, everyone is bound to make a few mistakes.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Feb 20, 2019  |  0 comments

Photographer Manny Ortiz and his model wife, Diana, have had lots of experience with how to find models for photo shoots. In Diana’s case, it’s because she’s often asked to be a model for a shoot, and for Manny, when he’s not photographing Diana, he’s finding other models to capture.

Dan Havlik  |  Feb 20, 2019  |  0 comments

If you’re feeling low and uninspired about your photography, travel photographer Pierre T. Lambert has some advice for you: try shooting from a low angle. As Lambert explains in the somewhat counterintuitive video below, going low can yield high quality results.

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