Portrait Photography How To

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Ron Leach  |  Nov 17, 2022  |  0 comments

Many photographers prefer shooting portraits outdoors so they can avoid the hassle of supplemental light. The problem, however, is that even the slightest hint of wind can cause flyaway hairs to intrude on a model’s face.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 09, 2022  |  0 comments

Even if portraiture isn't your thing, you obviously own a camera. That means sooner or later you’ll be asked to capture the likeness of family and friends. The tutorial below will help you deliver better results with a simple editing technique.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 08, 2022  |  0 comments

Are your images lacking in depth and interest? If so, today’s tutorial reveals what a British pro says is “the most powerful composition tool in photography.” By following his simple advice, you’ll immediately take your imagery to the next level.

Henry Anderson  |  Nov 08, 2022  |  0 comments

One of the most inventive portrait photographers on YouTube, Irene Rudnyk often shares engaging behind-the-scenes videos on how she captures her eye-catching images on a budget. The below video is no exception.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 03, 2022  |  0 comments

Today’s advanced digital cameras feature super high ISO settings that would have seemed impossible just a few years ago. So how far can you push the limit? Take a look and find out.

Henry Anderson  |  Nov 03, 2022  |  0 comments

Yes, being a photographer for a bikini catalog shoot is a real job. (Hey, somebody's got to do it, right?) So, if you ever find yourself working this "difficult" paid photography gig, you're going to need to know how to pose your bikini model to get optimal shots.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 28, 2022  |  0 comments

If you’re a pet owner you undoubtedly shoot countless photos of your loyal friends.  Even pros take time out of assignments to photograph their beloved fur babies.

Henry Anderson  |  Oct 27, 2022  |  0 comments

One of the things we like about pro photographer Lindsay Adler's tutorials is that she shows you how to combine the old with the new to create timeless looks. In the below video, Adler breaks down a burlesque-style photo shoot and explains how you can duplicate this unique look for everything from portraits to boudoir photos.

Henry Anderson  |  Oct 20, 2022  |  0 comments

Portrait photographers are always keen to capture their subjects in the best light. One common request from the people you are photographing is to make them look thinner.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 19, 2022  |  0 comments

Many photographers either ignore or struggle with portrait photography because they think sophisticated lighting equipment, advanced skills, and a well-equipped studio are an absolute necessity. We’re going to debunk that fallacy in the straightforward tutorial below.

Henry Anderson  |  Oct 14, 2022  |  1 comments

We always enjoy when pro photographer Lindsay Adler explains how she create one of her stunning images and the below video is no exception. In the clip at the bottom of this post, Adler walks you through the process of how she shot a head-turning boudoir photo inspired by the look and vibe of Hollywood icon Marilyn Monroe.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 14, 2022  |  0 comments

There are numerous “rules” of photography and some are meant to be broken—including a few of the most familiar. But as you’ll see in the eye-opening video below from a trusted pro, you can avoid sabotaging images by using an oft-ignored trick.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 07, 2022  |  0 comments

We’ve all been taught to avoid shooting in direct sunlight whenever possible, to avoid blown-out highlights, harsh contrast, washed-out colors, unflattering shadows, and models with squinty eyes. In the shooting and editing tutorial below, you’ll earn how to meet these challenges and achieve beautiful photos.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 05, 2022  |  0 comments

As an avid photographer, paying close attention to Shutterbug’s articles and tutorials, you’ve become pretty confident about using a camera to achieve sharp, properly exposed images. Congratulations: You’re halfway there.

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.

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