Portrait Photography How To

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Shutterbug Staff  |  Dec 31, 2019  |  0 comments

We finish the year with a classic tutorial from photographer Julia Trotti who shares her tips on how to pose people who are not models to produce attractive portraits. The video is from a few years ago but the topic might sound familiar because Trotti recently produced a popular tutorial on how to pose, specifically, men who are not models.

Henry Anderson  |  Nov 11, 2019  |  0 comments

Let's face it: not every location is going to be ideal for a photo shoot. In fact, probably 99% of outdoor locations look dreadful for shooting portraits. (At least at first glance.)

Ron Leach  |  Jun 12, 2017  |  0 comments

Many of the tutorials we share involve technical aspects of photography like lighting, image editing, exposure calculations and other objective topics. The video below is more subjective in nature, in that it explores how the ability to capture a variety of moods can make a big difference in your portraiture.

Dan Havlik  |  Mar 19, 2019  |  0 comments

Are you still learning how to use off-camera flash and need a few pointers? In the below video, Shutterbug's Scott Kelby shows you the best place your flash to shoot beautiful portraits with attractive lighting.

Shutterbug Staff  |  May 17, 2019  |  0 comments

The perfect portrait can often be ruined by a bad color cast on your subject, which can turn skin tones a hazy shade of ugly. In the below video, software guru Unmesh Dinda shows you an easy way to fix color cast issues in Photoshop so your portraits shine.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Apr 25, 2018  |  0 comments

Phlearn is a great photography educational site that provides helpful tutorials on a range of topics, mainly centering around Photoshop and Lightroom tips. In Phlearn’s latest video below, the company’s founder Aaron Nace shows you what he calls “the best way to sharpen portaits in Photoshop.”

Henry Anderson  |  Sep 24, 2019  |  0 comments

Shooting portraits with a telephoto lens can be a very good idea. Long lenses help you isolate a subject by providing attractive compression while producing beautiful background blur, aka bokeh. But how long is too long of a lens to shoot a portrait with?

Dan Havlik  |  Feb 17, 2020  |  0 comments

We like it when photographers have fun with their gear and try out new things, especially when it relates to the creative use of lenses. In the below video, the gang on Mango Street break out a 400mm Canon lens for a portrait shoot.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jun 19, 2019  |  0 comments

Professional portrait photographer and Shutterbug contributor Jessica Sterling knows a lot about photographing people. She also knows that a photo shoot can quickly go awry if you say the wrong thing.

Henry Anderson  |  Nov 04, 2019  |  2 comments

Lens comparison shootouts are always a lot of fun especially when they're primes and it's a portrait session. In the below video, photographer Jessica Kobeissi pits a 50mm F/1.2 lens against an 85mm F/1.4 lens while photographing a model using the same settings and the same locations.

Dan Havlik  |  May 16, 2017  |  0 comments

You might think swimsuit photography is a piece of cake. Go to a beautiful location with  beautiful models and take beautiful photos, right? Well, it’s not that easy and swimwear photographer Joey Wright can attest to that.

Dan Havlik  |  Jul 13, 2018  |  0 comments

This tip from boudoir photographer Michael Sasser is simple and effective. What do you do to make a boring photo into an awesome one? Put something in front of your subject, Sasser says.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 06, 2018  |  0 comments

Daniel Norton is a NY-based photographer known for his striking portrait and fashion images, and in this quick tutorial he demonstrates one of his favorite techniques—backlighting a subject for a dramatic effect.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 21, 2017  |  0 comments

Editing portrait photos can be a demanding task, especially if you're a working photographer. In the three-minute video below, you’ll learn an alternative method for dodging and burning skin in Photoshop that’s really easy to accomplish.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 27, 2018  |  0 comments

Not that any of us need a reason to avoid shooting selfies, but this humorous video provides a good one: Selfies make your nose look HUGE!

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