Portrait Photography How To

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Shutterbug Staff  |  Nov 08, 2019  |  0 comments

In the simple portrait editing how-to below, PiXimperfect's Unmesh Dinda shares "a powerful trick to get perfect skin tones with just one button in Photoshop."

Henry Anderson  |  Nov 07, 2019  |  0 comments

Portrait photography is a great way to practice some of your basic but all-important skills as a photographer. After all, one of the things we see more than anything else in life is other people.

Dan Havlik  |  Nov 04, 2019  |  0 comments

Moody photos that conjure feelings of sadness, intensity and beauty are all the rage these days, but have you ever wondered how to shoot one that doesn't look fake and corny? If so, check out the below tutorial from Mango Street showing you how to capture just the right amount of darkness and emotion for an effective moody photo.

Henry Anderson  |  Nov 04, 2019  |  2 comments

Lens comparison shootouts are always a lot of fun especially when they're primes and it's a portrait session. In the below video, photographer Jessica Kobeissi pits a 50mm F/1.2 lens against an 85mm F/1.4 lens while photographing a model using the same settings and the same locations.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Oct 23, 2019  |  0 comments

Reflection photos can be really striking. And reflections can be even more effective when shooting portraits because it creates a unique, eye-catching take on your subject.

Henry Anderson  |  Oct 23, 2019  |  0 comments

What is the best lens for portrait photography? It's an eternal question for photographers and one that Matt Granger tries to answer in the below video where he compares shooting portraits with an 85mm lens vs a 105mm lens vs a 70-200mm lens.

Henry Anderson  |  Oct 16, 2019  |  0 comments

If you're a beginner photographer and you're struggling to pose men who aren't models on a photo shoot, check out the video below from Jessica Whitaker. In the easy portrait photography tutorial, Whitaker shares "20 pose ideas for men who aren't models."

Shutterbug Staff  |  Oct 14, 2019  |  0 comments

Photographer Manny Ortiz is back with another portrait photography how-to video and this time he shows you three classic tips that will improve your photos. In the below tutorial, Ortiz once again calls on his lovely model wife Diana to pose so he can demonstrate how to use the following composition techniques to up your portrait game.

Henry Anderson  |  Oct 11, 2019  |  0 comments

Light the way to better photos with the below video from Run N Gun that shows you 9 awesome lighting hacks for photography in just 90 seconds. The lighting tricks can be applied to portrait photos or any sort of scene or setting where you want to add drama or creative luminance.

Henry Anderson  |  Oct 08, 2019  |  0 comments

If everything in a portrait looks good except for your subject's hair, there's no need to call a stylist and do a reshoot. Unmesh Dinda of PiXimperfect shares a simple trick to fix messy hair in Photoshop in the video below.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Oct 07, 2019  |  0 comments

Sometimes a few finishing touches in Lightroom are all you need to transform your portraits from good to stunning. In the below video, Tajreen&Co show you four easy Lightroom tips and techniques to help you do just that.

Henry Anderson  |  Oct 02, 2019  |  0 comments

It's always fun to see amateur photographers take on pro photographers in YouTube challenges and it's even better when it's the always entertaining Jessica Kobeissi representing the pros. In Kobeissi's video titled Amateur vs Pro, she goes against model Georgia Arisa for a lighthearted portrait challenge in the streets of Tokyo, Japan.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Oct 01, 2019  |  0 comments

Let's face it: not everyone is a model. In fact, many photographers just use their friends and family to pose for them on photo shoots. But how to do you make someone look great in a photo who is not a professional model?

Shutterbug Staff  |  Sep 27, 2019  |  0 comments

Shooting portraits outdoors can be hit or miss, especially if the light is off. But in the below tutorial from software guru Serge Ramelli, he shows you a nifty trick that will transform "blah" outdoor shots into pleasing portraits that will really catch the eye.

Henry Anderson  |  Sep 24, 2019  |  0 comments

Shooting portraits with a telephoto lens can be a very good idea. Long lenses help you isolate a subject by providing attractive compression while producing beautiful background blur, aka bokeh. But how long is too long of a lens to shoot a portrait with?

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