Portrait Photography How To

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Ron Leach  |  Sep 08, 2017  |  0 comments

Have you ever wished you had a few serious strobes and light modifiers so you could shoot professional looking portraits? If so, save your cash because in the video below you’ll learn how to turn your bathroom into a giant softbox and use window light to work some magic.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 30, 2017  |  0 comments

Phillippe Echaroux is a French celebrity and advertising photographer who typically uses the best cameras and studio gear available. So what happened when the folks at ISO 1200 challenged him to shoot portraits with an iPhone, a cheap flashlight, and a Big Mac Box for a light modifier? The awesome portraits he shot speak for themselves.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 30, 2017  |  0 comments

Here’s an interesting challenge in which three photographers shot the same pretty model using off camera flash and came up with varied results reflecting their personal approach to portraiture. Francisco Hernandez of FJH Photography organized the shoot and was joined by fellow photographers Eli Enfante end Jeff Antons.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 24, 2017  |  0 comments

Many photographers shoot exclusively with available light because they’re intimidated by what they fear are the complexities of using supplemental light sources. And while complicated studio setups can require specialized expertise, shooting with simple speedlights or small studio strobes is actually quite simple.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 17, 2017  |  0 comments

It’s always interesting to see how different photographers approach the same assignment. Even when shooting similar subject matter, results can vary widely based upon the personal style of each photographer and the equipment they bring to the task

Zach Sutton - Lensrentals  |  Aug 15, 2017  |  2 comments

There is no denying that zoom lenses have far more versatility than prime lenses, and with faster-apertured zoom lenses becoming more and more common in the photography world, I figured it was time to truly give them the spotlight they deserve.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 15, 2017  |  0 comments

Photographer Matt Higgs says he’s a firm believer that the best way to become a better photographer is to “go out and do things that would normally be outside your comfort zone.” With that in mind he challenged himself to hit the streets and shoot 30 portraits of complete strangers in just two hours. As you’ll see in the video below, he learned a few things along the way.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 08, 2017  |  0 comments

One challenge when making portraits of friends and family is dealing with subjects who are inexperienced at posing. Things tend to get even more difficult when photographing men who aren’t really models because they tend to be more reticent about striking a pose than women.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 04, 2017  |  0 comments

If you’re looking for a way to create portraits with a unique vibrant look, check out this Photoshop tutorial explaining how to colorize images in Photoshop.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 03, 2017  |  0 comments

One way to improve your photography is to observe a successful pro doing his thing. And in the video below you can do just that while taking a walk in the woods with Manny Ortiz and his pretty wife and model Diana.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 02, 2017  |  0 comments

Some photographers shy away from portraiture because they believe this form of photography requires a sophisticated studio with a lot of expensive lighting gear. But in this quick tutorial photographer Mark Wallace demonstrates how to make compelling portraits in a small room with just one light and a mirror.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 31, 2017  |  0 comments

Many of us are far more accomplished at capturing a photograph than we are at processing images in Photoshop, Lightroom or other image-editing program. As a result, experienced photographers often lack the editing skills needed to take their results to the next level.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 26, 2017  |  0 comments

Many portrait photographers employ a portable light to boost ambient illumination and fill in shadows when shooting outdoors. In the four-minute video below you’ll see how simple diffusion panels can modify the quality of light and give you exactly the look you’re after.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 25, 2017  |  0 comments

With a visual medium like photography, what better way to learn than by watching two successful photographers go about their work? That’s exactly what you’ll see in the video below as two portrait pros walk the streets of Chicago shooting photos of a pretty model.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 19, 2017  |  0 comments

Back in the “old days” of film photography, soft-focus portraits were either achieved using lenses that were not nearly as sharp as those we have today, or with more invasive measures like scratching the front element of a lens.