Portrait Photography How To

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Ron Leach  |  Jun 08, 2017  |  0 comments

Yesterday we shared a video demonstrating how to balance window light with flash for better indoor portraits. Today’s tutorial explains how to use off-camera flash for more pleasing results outdoors.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 08, 2017  |  0 comments

There’s no better way to glean a bit of inspiration than by listening to a legendary photographer reveal the secrets behind his success. In this fascinating video from Canon USA, celebrity shooter Douglas Kirkland discusses his heralded career and explains why his iconic portraits are so compelling.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 07, 2017  |  0 comments

Window light is often a great source of illumination for shooting indoor portraits, but sometimes you need a bit of supplemental light to achieve perfect results. In this quick tutorial from AdoramaTV you'll learn how to balance the light from a simple off-camera flash with that streaming in from a large window.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 05, 2017  |  0 comments

Now that the days are getting longer and summer is barely two weeks away photographers are spending more time outdoors, often shooting under less than ideal light. In the video below portrait photographer Manny Ortiz demonstrates how to take amazing portraits in high-contrast situations when the sun is high in the sky.

Ron Leach  |  May 24, 2017  |  0 comments

Jennifer Borget is a photographer and journalist who offers great advice on simple ways to take dynamic photos. She’s also an energetic mother of two young children, and in the quick tutorial below she demonstrates how you can shoot self-portraits with your kids that you’ll cherish forever.

Ron Leach  |  May 23, 2017  |  0 comments

Ask 100 portrait photographers to name the most important facial feature of their subjects, and 95 will likely say the eyes. But according to New York portrait pro Peter Hurley, if you want to make your subjects look their best, “It’s all about the jaw.”

Ron Leach  |  May 22, 2017  |  0 comments

Most great photographers are also accomplished visual storytellers who understand how to draw viewers into their scene and direct their eyes to the key element in the image. In the video below you’ll learn 10 quick tips for doing exactly that, while making your photographs more impactful.

Ron Leach  |  May 22, 2017  |  0 comments

Serge Ramelli is a French landscape photographer who occasionally experiments with portrait composites. In the Photoshop tutorial below he shows you how to shoot and combine two shots to make one epic “Landscape portrait.”

Ron Leach  |  May 19, 2017  |  0 comments

It’s sort of obvious that without light there isn’t a whole lot we can do with our cameras. But the fascinating two-minute video below provides an awe-inspiring demonstration of how light, in its various forms, dramatically changes the look of a simple portrait.

Dan Havlik  |  May 16, 2017  |  0 comments

You might think swimsuit photography is a piece of cake. Go to a beautiful location with  beautiful models and take beautiful photos, right? Well, it’s not that easy and swimwear photographer Joey Wright can attest to that.

Ron Leach  |  May 12, 2017  |  0 comments

Bryan Peterson is a successful commercial photographer with a long list of big-time clients. One of his secrets to success is to strive for “great” shots and not settle for “pleasing” ones.

Ron Leach  |  May 04, 2017  |  0 comments

Everyone loves to shoot outdoor portraits with natural light, but sometimes the sun and clouds simply don’t cooperate. For those of you who can’t afford expensive lighting gear to save the day, there’s a cheap and effective solution that works wonders in a variety of situations.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 25, 2017  |  0 comments

Some photographers are a bit intimidated by using off-camera flash outdoors, especially if they do most of their shooting with available light. If this sounds familiar, watch the five-minute video below and learn how to easily improve your portraiture in the field.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 25, 2017  |  0 comments

Everyone loves shooting portraits, but it’s not always easy to find an attractive model who knows how to pose for the camera. The solution is simple: Watch the quick video below and you’ll learn how to direct a friend or client to pose like a pro.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 24, 2017  |  0 comments

Tony Northrup is an image-editing expert who says, “The most common portrait mistake we see is underexposing because of backlighting.” If this problem sounds familiar, fear not, because Northrup provides a simple solution in the 5-minute video below.

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