Portrait Photography How To

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Ron Leach  |  Jan 16, 2018  |  0 comments

Many street shooters have an obstacle to overcome before they can master the craft, and that’s getting over a feeling of shyness when photographing strangers. Making photos on the street is all about capturing fleeting moments—you see something awesome, but if you don’t act fast, it’s gone. And if you’re beset by reticence, and tend to hesitate, you’ll often miss a great shot

Ron Leach  |  Jan 10, 2018  |  0 comments

If you’re a bit envious of the beautiful portraits made by pros with well-equipped studios, this tutorial is a must-see. That’s because in just six minutes you’ll learn how to make stunning portraits of your own, in a home studio with just one flash and a simple background.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 03, 2018  |  0 comments

Our friends at the Cooperative of Photography (COOPH) are back with a new collection of fun photo hacks, designed to boost your creativity and help you achieve several zany effects. And, as always, these hacks require nothing more than a few household items you already own.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 29, 2017  |  0 comments

This may be the first time we’ve invoked the laws of physics in a phography tutorial. But fear not, because the "Inverse Square Law" is a simple concept, at least as it pertains to photography, and it can have a big impact on your images.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 28, 2017  |  0 comments

When we post time-lapse videos, they typically involve thousands of landscape or nature images, like the spectacular project we shared last spring that used 8TB of photos to capture the beauty of blooming flowers over a period of three years. 

Ron Leach  |  Dec 28, 2017  |  0 comments

We’re all familiar with the notion that lenses in the 85-105mm range are the best choices for portrait photography, supposedly because of the “natural” way they render a subject’s facial features. But in the video below, you’ll see why one pro prefers to use a longer telephoto zoom for portraiture. 

Ron Leach  |  Dec 27, 2017  |  0 comments

Manny Ortiz is a Chicago-based pro whose outdoor portrait tutorials we feature regularly. In the quick video below, he provides a behind-the-scenes look as he photographs two models at once on the streets of the windy city.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 22, 2017  |  0 comments

Here's a tutorial for photographers who’d like to try their hand at portraiture, but lack the specialized skills and expensive lighting equipment they think are necessary. As you’ll see in this video, all you really need for great results are the quick tips below and a large window.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 22, 2017  |  0 comments

The next time you mistakenly shoot flat, underexposed portraits, and it’s too late for a do-over, the simple tutorial below will save the day. This Photoshop technique is as quick to accomplish as the video is to watch, and you’ll be surprised at the excellent results.

Dan Havlik  |  Dec 20, 2017  |  1 comments

Shutterbug photographer Jordan Matter is back with another photography how-to video, offering tips on getting the most out of your 50mm lens. 

Ron Leach  |  Dec 19, 2017  |  0 comments

One of the most difficult tasks when editing portrait photos is making a precise selection of a model’s hair. This becomes doubly challenging if you intend to move the subject to a different background.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 19, 2017  |  0 comments

Now that the holidays are upon us, many photographers will be shooting portraits of friends and family. And whether or not you’re experienced at taking people pictures, the following tutorial will help you capture memorable photos of your loved ones.

Dan Havlik  |  Dec 15, 2017  |  0 comments

We teamed up with veteran wedding photographer Denis Reggie for our new Experience the Power of Canon site to learn his tips on an often tricky subject: how to capture formal group portraits at a wedding.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 15, 2017  |  0 comments

High-performance zoom lenses with fast maximum apertures are powerful tools for everyday shooting, and in this battle of the mid-range zooms, you’ll see a comparison between two of the best: The Canon 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM, and Sigma’s 24-70mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM Art.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 15, 2017  |  0 comments

Photographers inexperienced at portraiture often shy away from the task, with the mistaken notion that it requires specialized skill and sophisticated equipment to capture beautiful images. In the video below, a top pro refutes that myth by demonstrating how to make striking portraits outdoors under available light with a minimum of gear.