Portrait Photography How To

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Roberto Valenzuela  |  Mar 18, 2022  |  0 comments

(Editor’s Note: Exploring Light is a monthly Shutterbug column featuring tips, tricks, and photo advice from professional photographers in Canon Explorers of Light education program. This month's column is by Roberto Valenzuela, with five essential techniques for posing people.

Henry Anderson  |  Mar 17, 2022  |  0 comments

The weather is warming up, which means it's the perfect time to go to the beach. Just don't forget to bring your camera! And, more importantly, don't miss the below tutorial with eight great beach photography tips for photographing swimwear in natural light.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 15, 2022  |  0 comments

Most of us have experienced the frustration of returning from a shoot, uploading our images to the computer, and discovering that some of them are darker than we’d like. There are several ways to recover shadow details in an image, and the method you’ll learn today is one of the easiest and most effective.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 14, 2022  |  0 comments

Sooner or later every photographer’s creative vision runs dry, whether they’re an avid amateur or a working pro. The quick tutorial below provides a heavy dose of inspiration for the next time you run out of ideas.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 09, 2022  |  0 comments

Today we’re not going to get into another discussion of the many advantages of Raw files compared to JPEGs. Let’s just assume that, for whatever reason, you shot a bunch of JPEG images and they look really awful.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 08, 2022  |  0 comments

Nothing spoils an otherwise great shot more than failing to achieve precise focus. You can compose a scene properly, nail exposure, and capture beautiful colors, but if the image is soft all is for naught.

Henry Anderson  |  Mar 02, 2022  |  0 comments

If you've ever dreamed of doing a shoot at a photo studio that's bathed only in gorgeous natural light, here's a great video showing what it's really like. In the below clip, portrait and swimwear photographer Anita Sadowska takes you behind the scenes for a swimwear shoot she did recently at a studio in New York City.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 01, 2022  |  0 comments

If you’re inexperienced at portraiture and looking for a creative edge, we’ve got you covered with the straightforward tutorial below. Bet yet, you’ll be able to shoot eye-catching photos with a simple home setup and a minimum of gear.

Henry Anderson  |  Feb 24, 2022  |  1 comments

Professional fitness photographer Brett Seeley always has the best shoots. In the below video the Hawaii-based Seeley works with one of his favorite models, Jade Honey from the UK, to share a behind-the-scenes photo shoot with posing tips in the below video.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 23, 2022  |  0 comments

One challenge with outdoor photography is that landscape scenes tend to be complicated, often confusing viewers and directing their gaze away from your main subject. One of the best methods for simplifying a busy photo is to blur the background, thereby emphasizing what you consider the key point of the shot.

Henry Anderson  |  Feb 22, 2022  |  0 comments

What's the best way to pose someone who is sitting for portrait photos? Pro photographer Jessica Whitaker shares three great sitting posing tips in the below portrait photography tutorial.

Henry Anderson  |  Feb 17, 2022  |  0 comments

Here's a fun little tutorial from Irene Rudnyk if you're stuck in the cold, dark depths of winter like we are. In the below video, Rudnyk takes you on a behind-the-scenes photo shoot where she demonstrates how to photograph a backlit swimsuit model during golden hour at the beach.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 17, 2022  |  0 comments

If you’ve never used a hand-held light meter, the difference between incident and reflected exposure readings may be unfamiliar. It’s a very important distinction that helps explain why many photographers invest in a hand-held meter, despite the sophisticated exposure capabilities of today’s advanced digital cameras.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 16, 2022  |  0 comments

If you’re new to portrait photography and looking to up your game, the quick tutorial below will put you on the road to success. In just four minutes you’re learn five simple tips that will make you and your subjects proud.

Henry Anderson  |  Feb 15, 2022  |  0 comments

It's almost impossible to pick one favorite lens for portrait photography, which is why pro photographer Julia Trotti has narrowed it down to two primes as her top choice(s): 35mm and 85mm. Why does she pick these two focal lengths, in particular, for shooting portraits?

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