Portrait Photography How To

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Dan Havlik  |  Jul 13, 2020  |  0 comments

Mistakes are a part of life. And they're certainly a part of a photographer's life as well. But if you're a smart person (or a smart photographer), mistakes can be a gift since they give you an opportunity to learn and grow.

Dan Havlik  |  Jul 08, 2020  |  0 comments

We love it when pro photographers recommend their favorite gear because nothing beats having an expert opinion. In the below video, long-time portrait photographer Miguel Quiles who runs a popular YouTube channel, shares what he says is the best background for portrait photography.

Dan Havlik  |  Jul 03, 2020  |  0 comments

Summer is a great time to go to the beach but now, more than ever, it's important to avoid the crowds. Along with keeping a safe social distance from others at the beach, photographers want to keep their photo shoots free from distracting people in the background.

Henry Anderson  |  Jul 02, 2020  |  0 comments

Do your photos often look blurry and you can't figure out why? Well, there are quite a few reasons why your images aren't sharp enough and in the below video from Adorama, photographer Gavin Hoey explains seven of them.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 01, 2020  |  0 comments

Many good photographers shy away from portraiture, with the misunderstanding that it takes a well-equipped studio to achieve great results. Nothing could be further from the truth, as you’ll see in the video below.

Amrish Mudgal  |  Jun 29, 2020  |  0 comments

Boudoir photography is becoming more and more popular. This form of intimate portraiture requires a unique mix of photography skills. There is an element of fine art, glamor and fashion photography, and standard portraits. But boudoir stands alone as a niche in photography because it speaks to the private lives of everyday people.

Michele Celentano  |  Jun 26, 2020  |  0 comments

(Editor’s Note: Exploring Light is a monthly Shutterbug column featuring tips, tricks, and photo advice from professional photographers in Canon's Explorers of Light education program. This month's column is by Michele Celentano on how to safely pose models in our time of social distancing.)

Ron Leach  |  Jun 09, 2020  |  0 comments

We’re all looking for a creative edge to make our images a bit different from the rest, and in this behind-the-scenes video you’ll pick up four simple tricks for shooting unique nighttime portraits on the street. In just eight minutes you’ll see how to add the “wow factor” to photos shot after dark.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 05, 2020  |  0 comments

If you want to add a creative twist to your portrait photographs, the quick tutorial below will do the trick. In just four minutes you’ll pick up a variety of clever DIY tips that will make portraiture more fun and exciting than ever.

Ron Leach  |  May 29, 2020  |  0 comments

We’ve been regularly sharing tutorials from the “Mastering Your Craft” instructional series that appears exclusively on AdoramaTV. Created by Pye Jirsa of SLR Lounge, these helpful videos provide everything from gear advice and inspiration, to technical tips for improving your photography.

Joel Grimes  |  May 22, 2020  |  0 comments

(Editor’s Note: Exploring Light is a monthly Shutterbug column featuring tips, tricks, and photo advice from professional photographers in Canon's Explorers of Light education program. This month's column is by Joel Grimes on how to shoot portraits with a tilt-shift lens.)

Ron Leach  |  May 08, 2020  |  0 comments

Portrait photography can be particularly challenging when you’re shooting with natural light in urban locations where illumination can be complicated and ever changing. But the quick tutorial below offers five simple tips for getting the job done.

Ron Leach  |  May 05, 2020  |  0 comments

If you’re looking for a simple technique to give your portraits a unique look, how about mixing natural light with colored gels on your strobes? The quick tutorial below demonstrates how it’s done.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 03, 2020  |  0 comments

Whether you’re shooting landscapes, portraits, action or other types of photos, the proper use of depth of field will often have a huge impact on your results. As you’ll see in the eye-opening video below, you can use depth of field to advantage by following three simple rules of composition.

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