Portrait Photography How To

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Ron Leach  |  Mar 21, 2024  |  0 comments

There are several ways to sharpen soft images and some are more effective than others. The straightforward tutorial below demonstrates how to get the job done quickly and effectively by employing Photoshop's easy-to-use High Pass Filter.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 15, 2024  |  0 comments

Whether you shoot portraits, wildlife images, or cute photos of your beloved pets, the eyes are the most important element to get dialed with precision. Achieving accurate focus on the subject's iris when capturing an image goes a long way to achieving this goal. But there's much more you can do to accentuate the eyes during post processing.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 14, 2024  |  0 comments

Earlier this month we featured a tutorial explaining a Lightroom technique for editing b&w photos to achieve maximum impact. The quick tutorial below takes a similar approach for all of you Photoshop users.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 08, 2024  |  0 comments

Capturing beautiful female portraits can be very challenging for inexperienced photographers. And when the "model" is also new to the game, things become even more difficult. After all, many of our subjects aren't really models at all, but rather spouses, loved ones, or female friends.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 07, 2024  |  0 comments

When you're out and about with nothing but your iPhone and come upon a striking scene, this tutorial from the iPhone Photography School provides the "exact blueprint" for capturing breathtaking imagery. It's all about choosing the appropriate camera and app settings so you never miss a great opportunity again.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 07, 2024  |  0 comments

If you've never used Photoshop's Liquify tool to manipulate an image or create unique effects, now's the time to give it a try. The following guide from the How to Use YouTube channel demonstrates everything necessary to start using this technique today.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 07, 2024  |  0 comments

Sometimes you shoot a color image and realize it would look more compelling by converting it to b&w because of the potential for awesome contrast and other characteristics within the scene. Today you'll learn why you should avoid the common amateur approach, and use a method favored by a top pro that is still simple to accomplish.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 29, 2024  |  0 comments

We're all taught to avoid shooting outdoor portraits in direct sunlight, and some photographers shy away from using flash to fill in shadows and balance the tones. In this quick video you'll learn how to capture beautiful portraits in "bad" light" without supplemental light.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 26, 2024  |  0 comments

Are you struggling to capture consistently sharp images in the camera without resorting to post processing? If so, the video below from the Photo Genius YouTube channel will explain how to solve most common focusing problems in barely 10 minutes.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 22, 2024  |  0 comments

We'd all love to shoot with the best equipment that money can buy, but most of us simply can't afford that luxury. But guess what? According to one of our favorite outdoor photographers, "It's possible to capture pro-quality images with entry level gear."

Ron Leach  |  Feb 22, 2024  |  0 comments

Shadows can be an important element for adding impact and drama to an image. Other times though, background shadows are simply an unwelcome distraction in images with a clean, minimalist look. In this Photoshop tutorial instructor Brendan Williams demonstrates a "sneaky selection trick" for eliminating shadows fast.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 21, 2024  |  0 comments

Here's a great tutorial for those of you who shy away from people pictures due to the misconception that a studio, expensive lighting equipment, or advanced skills are required to capture impressive portraits.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 16, 2024  |  0 comments

Sooner or later you'll be asked to photograph a female friend or significant other, even if portraiture isn’t your thing. In fact, you may even decide to model for yourself.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 16, 2024  |  0 comments

The goal of today's video is to debunk a common myth that it's essential to always shoot in manual mode if you want to capture the best possible images. In fact, you may be surprised by why Aperture Priority is such a powerful choice for achieving consistently accurate exposures without fumbling around to change various other setting,

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Feb 16, 2024  |  0 comments

When we consider the bonehead blunders photographers unwittingly commit, we usually think about gross mistakes that result in fuzzy or poorly exposed images. But the error in this story produces SHARP images that we want to abort at all costs. The common tragic bungle we're identifying is…

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