Lighting How To

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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.

Dan Havlik  |  May 02, 2017  |  0 comments

Now this is pretty awesome. The folks at The Lighting Channel have a great new video (below) that demonstrates 10 “super simple lighting setups to create radically different moods.”

The Editors  |  Oct 01, 2003  |  0 comments

Ways to be bright when it gets dark.

Low-light photography can yield some amazingly striking and unusual images. But it also presents a problem. You need a fast enough shutter speed to prevent camera-shake-induced image blurring, and sometimes to "freeze" a moving subject. You often need to shoot at a small enough aperture to provide adequate depth of field. You want to use the...

Ron Leach  |  Mar 12, 2018  |  0 comments

Denice Duff has unique credentials for capturing beautiful portrait photos. She’s not only an accomplished photographer and video director, but has considerable experience in front of the camera as both a model and actress.

Ron Leach  |  May 13, 2021  |  0 comments

When shooting scenes with a wide range of tones, it can be difficult to balance exposures and details across highlights, midtones, and shadows. One way to do that, that’s recently fallen out of favor, involves High Dynamic Range (HDR) adjustments than often deliver unnatural results.

Henry Anderson  |  Sep 13, 2019  |  0 comments

We post lots of portrait photography tips videos but seldom have we seen one as jampacked with helpful portraiture advice as the below tutorial from Taylor Jackson. In the video, Jackson teams up with fellow portrait photographer Miquel Quiles to show you twenty quick tips for shooting better portraits in natural light.

Henry Anderson  |  Oct 29, 2021  |  0 comments

Not everyone who shoots portraits can have a fancy studio. Sometimes, you have to work with what you have, which can be a small space at home or even a room in an apartment. Just because you're shooting portraits in a small space doesn't mean you can't have professional-looking lighting though.

Dan Havlik  |  Jan 23, 2017  |  0 comments

We like the photo how-to videos from the folks at Mango Street Lab because they're short, sweet, and eminently helpful. The below video tutorial titled "3 Mistakes All Beginner Photographers Make" is no exception.

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  |  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.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 09, 2020  |  0 comments

We’re all looking for a creative edge to make our images a bit different from the rest, and in this behind-the-scenes video you’ll pick up four simple tricks for shooting unique nighttime portraits on the street. In just eight minutes you’ll see how to add the “wow factor” to photos shot after dark.

Dan Havlik  |  Apr 20, 2018  |  0 comments

While Glamour photography might not be everyone’s cup of tea, there are still many photographers out there who specialize in this revealing type of erotic portraiture. One such photographer is Nino Batista who is regarded as one of the premier glamour photography and retouching educators in the U.S.

Henry Anderson  |  Feb 19, 2020  |  0 comments

Here's a quick and fun portrait photography tutorial from Jessica Kobeissi. In the below video she shows you five creative lighting ideas you can try on your next photo shoot.

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 08, 2020  |  0 comments

If you’re one of those photographers who stow their gear after the sun drops below the horizon, you’re missing out on some great opportunities. And if you think nighttime photography is complicated, the video below will quickly change your mind.

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