Portrait Photography How To

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Henry Anderson  |  Aug 11, 2021  |  0 comments

Leading lines aren't a method made solely for landscape photography. You can also use them to great effect in portrait photography as Marc Newton from The School of Photography shows you in the video below.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 06, 2021  |  0 comments

A few days ago we posted a tutorial for making simple cutouts of hair in portrait photos using a “futuristic” Photoshop tool. Today we’re taking things a bit further, with two tricks for making more difficult clip outs in Photoshop.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 04, 2021  |  0 comments

Many photographers shy away from the one accessory that can make a huge difference in their images, both indoors and out. What we’re discussing here is supplemental light in its most basic form; namely the affordable and easy to use electronic flash.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 03, 2021  |  0 comments

There’s one challenge all portrait photographers face, whether they’re pros in the studio or a novice shooting family photos. This annoying issue is a subject’s flyaway hair that can make portraits look messy.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 02, 2021  |  0 comments

Let’s face it: We all make exposure mistakes on occasion that prevent a good shot from being a great one. Fortunately, there are a few simple shooting and editing tips that will help you get the best out of your images.

Henry Anderson  |  Jul 30, 2021  |  0 comments

Swimsuit and lingerie photographer Anita Sadowska teams up with model Miss Deadly Red to share seven flattering poses for every body type. Whether you shoot swimwear or boudoir, this video will help you create beautiful photos of your subjects even if they're not professional models.

Krisanne Johnson  |  Jul 30, 2021  |  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 Krisanne Johnson with tips on documentary photography).

Ron Leach  |  Jul 28, 2021  |  0 comments

One characteristic that separates most photographers from the truly greats is that heavy hitters typically have a distinctive and easily recognizable style. Often that’s accomplished by a mastery of technique, sometime it has to do with unique subject matter, and other times a special approach to image editing creates that special style.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 27, 2021  |  0 comments

Most of us don’t make our living as professional photographers, but there’s no reason to advertise your amateur status with images that somehow miss the mark. Fortunately, you can easily up your game by watching the quick video below.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 26, 2021  |  0 comments

Summer is in full swing, and that means a trip to the beach. And what better way to make eye-catching images than shooting seaside portraits of pretty models? Keep reading if that sounds like fun, because we have five simple tips to improve your results.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 22, 2021  |  0 comments

A lot goes into making captivating portraits, and we regularly post tutorials on lighting techniques, camera settings, and how to pose and direct models. Today’s episode has a narrower focus; namely, taking a look at how lenses of three popular focal lengths perform with regard to several important imaging characteristics.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 21, 2021  |  0 comments

Whether you’re photographing an experienced model or a member of your family, simple portraits can be a lot of fun. But even with an attractive subject, skin blemishes can spoil an otherwise great shot.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 21, 2021  |  0 comments

Sometimes you capture what you think is a beautiful image, only to look at it on the computer and realize it’s simply not sharp. There are a number of third-party apps and plug-ins that do a good job of fixing this problem, but you can actually get great results using Photoshop with the following advice.

Henry Anderson  |  Jul 20, 2021  |  0 comments

One of the things many beginning boudoir photographer don't understand is the value of using props in your shoots. And yes, this goes beyond pillows, bed sheets, blankets, or anything else you might typically find in a bedroom.

Sponsored  |  Jul 15, 2021  |  0 comments

In this article we look at one of the lesser known but, nevertheless, incredibly useful and simple-to-use features in the new PortraitPro 21 – background replacement. Background replacement allows you to instantly isolate the subject and place them on a new background that fits the purpose of the photoshoot and your creative goals - be it moody scenes or studio to outdoors transformations.

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