Portrait Photography How To

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Hernan Rodriguez  |  Nov 19, 2019  |  0 comments

Coming from an advertising and design background has trained me to shoot with the objective of the final print in mind. The agency I once worked for lived by the mantra, “garbage in garbage out."

Dan Havlik  |  Nov 18, 2019  |  0 comments

Street photography is one of the most challenging types of photography. The reason is simple: you are trying to capture interesting images of people on the street who don't, necessarily, want their pictures taken.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Nov 15, 2019  |  0 comments

If you've got a portrait session this weekend, here's a great video with some simple tips on how to shoot better portrait photos. The tutorial is led by photographer Jamie Windsor and includes nine of his favorite tips for shooting portraits.

Henry Anderson  |  Nov 12, 2019  |  0 comments

Sometimes there's just no time to shoot a photo. Sometimes you're lucky to have 10 minutes to do a photo shoot and other times you're grateful to get even 10 seconds. (Those annoying celebrities sure are busy!)

Dan Havlik  |  Nov 12, 2019  |  0 comments

Not everyone likes street photography. In fact, oftentimes the unexpecting subjects of street photos hate having their pictures taken in public by a complete stranger.

Henry Anderson  |  Nov 11, 2019  |  0 comments

Many photographers will agree that it can be harder to pose men for portrait photos than women. 

Henry Anderson  |  Nov 11, 2019  |  0 comments

Let's face it: not every location is going to be ideal for a photo shoot. In fact, probably 99% of outdoor locations look dreadful for shooting portraits. (At least at first glance.)

Shutterbug Staff  |  Nov 08, 2019  |  0 comments

In the simple portrait editing how-to below, PiXimperfect's Unmesh Dinda shares "a powerful trick to get perfect skin tones with just one button in Photoshop."

Henry Anderson  |  Nov 07, 2019  |  0 comments

Portrait photography is a great way to practice some of your basic but all-important skills as a photographer. After all, one of the things we see more than anything else in life is other people.

Henry Anderson  |  Nov 04, 2019  |  2 comments

Lens comparison shootouts are always a lot of fun especially when they're primes and it's a portrait session. In the below video, photographer Jessica Kobeissi pits a 50mm F/1.2 lens against an 85mm F/1.4 lens while photographing a model using the same settings and the same locations.

Dan Havlik  |  Nov 04, 2019  |  0 comments

Moody photos that conjure feelings of sadness, intensity and beauty are all the rage these days, but have you ever wondered how to shoot one that doesn't look fake and corny? If so, check out the below tutorial from Mango Street showing you how to capture just the right amount of darkness and emotion for an effective moody photo.

Henry Anderson  |  Oct 23, 2019  |  0 comments

What is the best lens for portrait photography? It's an eternal question for photographers and one that Matt Granger tries to answer in the below video where he compares shooting portraits with an 85mm lens vs a 105mm lens vs a 70-200mm lens.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Oct 23, 2019  |  0 comments

Reflection photos can be really striking. And reflections can be even more effective when shooting portraits because it creates a unique, eye-catching take on your subject.

Henry Anderson  |  Oct 16, 2019  |  0 comments

If you're a beginner photographer and you're struggling to pose men who aren't models on a photo shoot, check out the video below from Jessica Whitaker. In the easy portrait photography tutorial, Whitaker shares "20 pose ideas for men who aren't models."

Shutterbug Staff  |  Oct 14, 2019  |  0 comments

Photographer Manny Ortiz is back with another portrait photography how-to video and this time he shows you three classic tips that will improve your photos. In the below tutorial, Ortiz once again calls on his lovely model wife Diana to pose so he can demonstrate how to use the following composition techniques to up your portrait game.

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