Portrait Photography How To

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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 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.

The Editors  |  Jan 05, 2021  |  0 comments

Welp, that was an interesting year! But let's move on, shall we, because as the old expression goes, "may you live in interesting times" is both a blessing and a curse. 2020, aka annus horribilis, was also an unusual year in the photography world, which is reflected in our annual rundown of Shutterbug's most popular stories of the year.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 30, 2020  |  0 comments

If you’re looking for a bit of inspiration for shooting unique photos over the upcoming holiday weekend, you’ve come to the right place. That’s because a popular pro reveals what he considers the 10 best photography ideas of 2020.

Dean Zulich  |  Dec 23, 2020  |  1 comments

Regardless if you are dealing with limited time, adverse circumstances, or a lack of props, there is always a way to create compelling portraits on the run. In this tutorial, pro photographer Dean Zulich shares portrait photography tips from his shoots from different locations all over the world.

Henry Anderson  |  Dec 21, 2020  |  0 comments

Have your model strike the right pose, and your photo shoot could be a success. Have them strike the wrong one and it could end up a disaster. Nowhere is this more important thaen in boudoir and swimwear photography where appealing posing is critical.

Roberto Valenzuela  |  Dec 16, 2020  |  0 comments

When I was invited to create five lighting tips for this Exploring Light column, my initial thought was to avoid common lighting tips you’re familiar with and likely using now. Instead, I wanted to offer a few tips and techniques that have benefited me throughout my career while shooting portraits.

Dan Havlik  |  Dec 14, 2020  |  0 comments

What makes a great portrait versus a boring snapshot? Sometimes you need to have the eye of a pro to take your portraits to the next level.

Dan Havlik  |  Dec 11, 2020  |  0 comments

One of the most classic looks in photography and filmmaking is the silhouette. A dark shape, such as person's body, outlined against a brighter background in dim lighting creates drama and mystery in your photos.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 10, 2020  |  0 comments

Proper posing and directing techniques are critically important in portraiture, especially when your goal is to create a seductive look when photographing pretty, sensuous models. And we found an experienced pro that will help boost your confidence by demonstrating just how it’s done.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 03, 2020  |  0 comments

The holidays are upon us and they offer a great opportunity to capture festive memories for family and friends to enjoy. The quick video below will help you get into the Christmas spirit, with some fun and easy tips for making Christmas photos as home.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 01, 2020  |  0 comments

Let’s face it: Portraiture can be challenging for those of us without a studio and a bunch of expensive lighting gear. But it is possible to make pro-quality images at home with nothing more than whatever camera you own, a cheap background, and available light.

Henry Anderson  |  Nov 27, 2020  |  0 comments

Boudoir is one of the most intimate types of photography you can find. However, it enters an even more sensitive area when it focuses on photographing nude or semi-nude subjects.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 24, 2020  |  0 comments

One way to capture dramatic portraits is to shoot under low light. The catch is that there’s a lot of complexity involved in getting the image right. But with the proper shooting and editing techniques it’s easy to make some truly awesome images.

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