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Ron Leach  |  Apr 23, 2021  |  0 comments

Everyone loves people pictures, right? So why do so many photographers shy away from portraiture? Perhaps it’s because of the popular misconception that expensive, complicated lighting gear is required for quality results.

Henry Anderson  |  Apr 08, 2021  |  0 comments

A "mistake" in photography is something to be avoided, right? That's not always the case and in the below tutorial, pro photographer and educator Karl Taylor explains how a lighting error can sometimes add sex appeal to a portrait.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 10, 2021  |  0 comments

Some photographers turn up their noses at the notion of using on-camera flash for portrait photography. But the technique is super easy to accomplish, and done right it can yield surprisingly beautiful results.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 09, 2021  |  0 comments

One way to really mess up an otherwise nice portrait is to get the lighting wrong and end up with shiny hot spots on a model’s face. But if you make that mistake, never fear, because one of our favorite image-editing experts comes to the rescue with a Lightroom quick fix below.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 25, 2021  |  0 comments

One of the banes of outdoor portraiture is that you’re always at the mercy of prevailing lighting and weather conditions. Equally challenging is the fact that, whether you’re shooting images for a client or photographing a model for your portfolio, you don’t always get to choose the time and location of a session.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 02, 2021  |  0 comments

If you’ve ever tried shooting nighttime portraits against a bright city skyline, you how difficult it can be for a subject to remain motionless for a 30-second exposure so both she and the background are properly exposed. Fortunately, there’s a simple solution to this type of portraiture, as you’ll see here.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 29, 2021  |  0 comments

Something interesting happens when it comes to using our photo gear. On the one hand, most photographers calmly and eagerly familiarize themselves with everything their camera can do. But when it’s time to learn even the most basic flash techniques, fear often sets in.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 28, 2021  |  0 comments

Valentine’s Day is barely two weeks away, and one great way to help your loved one celebrate is by asking her to pose for a vintage style lingerie shoot. If you’ve never tried your hand at this type of photography, this quick tutorial will help you do it right.

Henry Anderson  |  Jan 20, 2021  |  0 comments

Boudoir photographer Yuliya Panchenko has been creating a highly helpful series of boudoir tutorials while working with her model of choice these days, actress Solange Sanchez. After showing us the best boudoir poses on a chair and the best boudoir poses on a bed, Panchenko and Sanchez have teamed up again for a new video where they demonstrate how to use low-key lighting for boudoir photography.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 19, 2021  |  0 comments

One often overlooked technique for improving outdoor photographs is using a your camera’s built-in flash or a more powerful external unit for filling in shadows, adding sparkle to a subject’s eyes and much more. If you think this requires complicated camera and flash settings, read on.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 15, 2021  |  0 comments

If you want to shoot better portraits without expensive lighting equipment, this quick tutorial is for you. In just five minutes you’ll see how to create a simple and effective natural light studio in your garage that delivers professional results. And you can use this setup for more than just portrait photography.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 12, 2021  |  0 comments

We’re constantly looking for simple techniques that enable you to capture spectacular portraits without specialized expertise and complicated lighting setups. The tutorial below is a really good one, as it reveals how you can achieve professional looking results with a very simple trick

Ron Leach  |  Jan 08, 2021  |  0 comments

Whether you’re shooting landscapes, street photos, or cityscapes, something magical happens when the sun dips below the horizon. Colorful lights abound, and less appealing components of a scene tend to fade into obscurity.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 07, 2021  |  0 comments

Everyone loves photo hacks, especially when it comes to lighting techniques that some photographers find confusing. If that sounds like you, keep reading because you’ll see how to easily create eye-popping portraits in less time that it takes to read this piece.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 06, 2021  |  0 comments

So you’d like to try your hand at portrait photography, but lack a studio and all the specialized lighting gear and accessories typically used by the pros. No problem, because this tutorial demonstrates how to shoot captivating portraits with natural light and simple gear in the comfort of your home.

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