Portrait Photography How To

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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.

Dan Havlik  |  Mar 31, 2020  |  0 comments

Sometimes in photography, the weather just doesn't cooperate. When you're shooting swimwear photos that are supposed to feature glowing, sun-kissed models in shiny new swimsuits, overcast skies at the beach can be a problem.

Jason Schneider  |  Mar 30, 2020  |  0 comments

We pick a selection of class glass for photographers focused on capturing fabulous faces.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Mar 26, 2020  |  0 comments

Judging from the portraits, the pets seem to genuinely like her. She likes them, that's for sure, and maybe they sense that.

Dan Havlik  |  Mar 19, 2020  |  0 comments

We get it. You're stuck inside during this nerve-wracking coronavirus pandemic and you're climbing the walls because you want to be outside photographing stuff.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Mar 16, 2020  |  0 comments

Can a kid in the eighth grade shoot better photos than a seasoned pro? That's the fun challenge in the latest video from photographer Jessica Kobeissi, which we have embedded below.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 12, 2020  |  0 comments

One of the challenges for beginning portrait photographers is properly posing a model. That’s especially true when shooting on the street where there are numerous variables to consider, and when working with an inexperienced model.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 10, 2020  |  0 comments

It’s a good bet that if you place several photographers in the same setting at the same time, their results will be dramatically different. And that holds true whether the subject is a stunning landscape, a sporting event, or in this case an attractive model.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Mar 06, 2020  |  0 comments

Photoshop is a fantastic tool for editing your images, but it can also be used to give your photos a moody look. In below video, Photoshop guru Unmesh Dinda of PiXimperfect shares his simple techniques to add drama and mood to your images in five easy steps.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Mar 03, 2020  |  0 comments

Sometimes the simplest tricks are the best ones. In the below video, photographer Peter McKinnon shares just that: an easy but effective photo hack he says anyone can do.

Henry Anderson  |  Feb 27, 2020  |  0 comments

We've said it before, we'll say it again: composition is perhaps the single most important thing in creating a great photograph. Yes, lighting, technique, timing, and execution are all important too, but if you have lousy photo composition, your image is still going to stink.

Dan Havlik  |  Feb 24, 2020  |  0 comments

Backlit portraits are tricky to pull off. Do them improperly, and you'll have a flat silhouette lacking in detail and impact. Do them, right though, and they can look pretty spectacular.

Henry Anderson  |  Feb 19, 2020  |  0 comments

Here's a quick and fun portrait photography tutorial from Jessica Kobeissi. In the below video she shows you five creative lighting ideas you can try on your next photo shoot.

Dan Havlik  |  Feb 17, 2020  |  0 comments

We like it when photographers have fun with their gear and try out new things, especially when it relates to the creative use of lenses. In the below video, the gang on Mango Street break out a 400mm Canon lens for a portrait shoot.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Feb 11, 2020  |  0 comments

Brett Seeley is a professional fitness photographer based in Hawaii and he's worked with many models over the years. Through his experience he's learned some of the best poses for fitness models that you can try with anyone posing for your photos, whether you're out on the beach or on the trail.

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