Portrait Photography How To

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Shutterbug Staff  |  May 14, 2018  |  0 comments

The gang from Mango Street is back with one of their fastest and cleverest photography videos yet. In the below clip, they give you nine portrait location ideas in just 90 seconds.

Henry Anderson  |  Dec 24, 2019  |  0 comments

Recently we shared a popular tutorial on how to pose men who are not models for portrait shoots, and now here's another helpful video on how to work with male models who have more experience posing. Enthusiast photographers and aspiring pros should find a lot of helpful tips in the video on how to direct models and create a visual storyline for your shoots.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Feb 11, 2020  |  0 comments

Brett Seeley is a professional fitness photographer based in Hawaii and he's worked with many models over the years. Through his experience he's learned some of the best poses for fitness models that you can try with anyone posing for your photos, whether you're out on the beach or on the trail.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 01, 2018  |  0 comments

One way to increase the quality of photos taken in a home studio is to use some form of supplemental light to brighten the scene, increase depth of field, and avoid noise and other artifacts that tend to occur when shooting in low light with wide apertures and high ISO settings.

Shutterbug Staff  |  May 09, 2019  |  0 comments

Do all your photos have a certain sameness to them? That could simply be because you're shooting everything – portraits, landscapes, action – from the same height.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Sep 27, 2019  |  0 comments

Shooting portraits outdoors can be hit or miss, especially if the light is off. But in the below tutorial from software guru Serge Ramelli, he shows you a nifty trick that will transform "blah" outdoor shots into pleasing portraits that will really catch the eye.

Henry Anderson  |  Oct 08, 2019  |  0 comments

If everything in a portrait looks good except for your subject's hair, there's no need to call a stylist and do a reshoot. Unmesh Dinda of PiXimperfect shares a simple trick to fix messy hair in Photoshop in the video below.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Mar 03, 2020  |  0 comments

Sometimes the simplest tricks are the best ones. In the below video, photographer Peter McKinnon shares just that: an easy but effective photo hack he says anyone can do.

Dan Havlik  |  Apr 17, 2019  |  0 comments

Getting the right white balance in your photos is a lot easier than you think. In the below video for Shutterbug, photographer and Photoshop guru Scott Kelby shares a simple tip on how to nail white balance, even in sticky lighting situations.

Dan Havlik  |  Jan 24, 2020  |  0 comments

Not all photographers can afford fancy "hair and makeup" people to make sure their models are free of blemishes for the next photo shoot. And, even if you have the best makeup person on the planet, sometimes blemishes shine through in portraits. (It's amazing what high-resolution digital cameras can capture in an image these days; sometimes a lot of unwanted stuff, when it comes to portraits.)

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jun 25, 2019  |  0 comments

Photographer Julia Trotti is out with a revealing new video where she compares portraits shot with her whole arsenal of prime lenses: 24mm vs 35mm vs 50mm vs 85mm vs 135mm. We knew there would be a difference in the look of each portrait shot at a different focal length but we were surprised at how much.

Dan Havlik  |  Aug 23, 2019  |  0 comments

It's prime time again with photographer Julia Trotti! Following up on recent popular photography video where Trotti compared how portraits look when shot with 24mm vs 35mm vs 50mm vs 85mm vs 135mm prime lenses on a full frame camera, Trotti is back with a new comparison test where she shoots the same lenses but this time on a crop frame camera.

Dan Havlik  |  Apr 10, 2018  |  0 comments

If you’ve ever tried to set up your own photography studio, you’ve probably run into a few problems, pro photographer Jessica Kobeissi notes in the below tutorial video.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Nov 08, 2019  |  0 comments

In the simple portrait editing how-to below, PiXimperfect's Unmesh Dinda shares "a powerful trick to get perfect skin tones with just one button in Photoshop."

Shutterbug Staff  |  May 02, 2018  |  0 comments

So, you want to shoot street photography but you’re somewhat of a shy person: how do you overcome your fear so you can photograph total strangers in public places? That’s exactly what Pierre T. Lambert addresses in Part 2 of his video series on street photography.

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