Portrait Photography How To

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Ron Leach  |  Apr 01, 2021  |  0 comments

When it comes to photography, there’s color and then there’s COLOR! In other words, sometimes you want to take a subtle approach while other times the goal is to create eye-popping images—either by choosing vivid subjects, using certain camera settings and shooting techniques, employing a bit of editing wizardry, or a combination of the above.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 01, 2021  |  0 comments

Yesterday we posted a powerful tutorial with 10 simple tips for becoming a better portrait photographer. Today we turn to the editing side of things, with some great advice for enhancing those images even further.

Henry Anderson  |  Mar 31, 2021  |  0 comments

Late last year, photographer Irene Rudnyk gave us her top ten tips and tricks to shoot stunning portrait photos and now she's back with part two of the tutorial with ten MORE pieces of helpful portrait advice.

Henry Anderson  |  Mar 25, 2021  |  0 comments

Wouldn't it be great if we could all just go to the beach right now? And it'd be even better if we could bring our cameras, meet up with a gorgeous model, and shoot stunning swimsuit images in sunny locations.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 18, 2021  |  0 comments

If you’re wondering how to give portraits a unique look, this quick tutorial is for you. And the good news is you don’t need a studio or fancy lighting equipment, because this technique uses Photoshop to simulate sunlight.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 17, 2021  |  0 comments

If you’ve ever photographed a model or an animal against a busy background, you know how difficult it can be to make precise selections around fine details like flyaway hair or fur. Fortunately, there’s a remarkably easy way to get the job done, as you’ll see below.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 10, 2021  |  0 comments

Some photographers turn up their noses at the notion of using on-camera flash for portrait photography. But the technique is super easy to accomplish, and done right it can yield surprisingly beautiful results.

Henry Anderson  |  Mar 09, 2021  |  0 comments

Boudoir photography pro Critsey Rowe likes to challenge herself on assignments because it brings out the best in her and her photos. It can also help make the next shoot easier because she's bound to learn a few things about how to streamline her boudoir photography workflow and increase efficiency.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 09, 2021  |  0 comments

One way to really mess up an otherwise nice portrait is to get the lighting wrong and end up with shiny hot spots on a model’s face. But if you make that mistake, never fear, because one of our favorite image-editing experts comes to the rescue with a Lightroom quick fix below.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 03, 2021  |  0 comments

There are a number of reasons to remove an object from an image. Sometimes the goal it to get rid of a distracting element, while other times you may want to move a key subject to a totally different photo. Or perhaps you’re creating a special effect.

Deborah Sandidge  |  Mar 01, 2021  |  0 comments

The idea here was...well, there were a few ideas. First, I wanted to do photography that was bright, cheerful, colorful—and different. With times being a bit harsh and stressful for many, I was looking for something light-hearted and, frankly, far from reality. Dreamy and summer-like came to mind. 

Henry Anderson  |  Feb 25, 2021  |  0 comments

One of the things beginning portrait photographers often have difficulty with is getting their subjects to pose for photographs in a way that shows them in their best light. This is the very essence of portrait photography and posing can really make or break an image.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 25, 2021  |  0 comments

One of the banes of outdoor portraiture is that you’re always at the mercy of prevailing lighting and weather conditions. Equally challenging is the fact that, whether you’re shooting images for a client or photographing a model for your portfolio, you don’t always get to choose the time and location of a session.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 24, 2021  |  0 comments

Many photographers consider beauty retouching a difficult and arcane art. And while you can make this task as simple or as complicated as you want, with the proper tools photographers of all skill levels can dramatically increase the quality of their results.

Henry Anderson  |  Feb 23, 2021  |  0 comments

A few weeks ago, boudoir photographer Michael Sasser and swimwear photographer Anita Sadowska explained the differences between their two specialties in a wildly popular video we shared on Shutterbug. Now the photographers have switched roles in the below video with Sasser also shooting swimwear and Sadowska trying her hand at boudoir as well.

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