Portrait Photography How To

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Ron Leach  |  Mar 30, 2016  |  0 comments

Here’s an interesting video in which Chief White House Photographer Pete Souza explains how he makes such intimate images of President Obama who considers him a friend. In the past Souza was an Official White House Photographer for President Reagan and a freelancer for National Geographic. He also worked for the Chicago Tribune in their Washington bureau.

Dan Havlik  |  Jul 23, 2018  |  0 comments

Don’t believe it when tell people tell you it’s wrong to shoot portraits with a wide-angle lens. If you know what you’re doing, your results can be eye-catching and super modern-looking.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Aug 17, 2018  |  0 comments

Here’s an interesting video from photographer Pierre T. Lambert. It starts out with what looks like a spectacular photo shoot of a waterfall in the Philippines but then abruptly stops when Lambert explains how everything went wrong.

Dan Havlik  |  Mar 11, 2019  |  0 comments

Ever heard of subframing in photography? If you’re like many photographers, perhaps not. But you’ll likely recognize it when you see it and understand how it’s a great photo composition effect that can change your images for the better.

Dan Havlik  |  May 31, 2018  |  1 comments

The below video from photographer Daniel DeArco is a little different from the ones we’ve featured on Shutterbug in the past. It’s not exactly a How-To video but you may learn a lot about how to get your photos noticed.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 15, 2017  |  0 comments

The headline above may be a bit of a stretch, at least for now. But in the quick video below, you’ll see how new technology from Nvidia can create photorealistic faces, like those you see here, of people who don’t really exist.

Cynthia Boylan  |  Oct 15, 2015  |  0 comments

Once in danger of fading away, Halloween has grown to become a favorite holiday for more adults than children. Adults are now devoting a great deal of time, energy and money into dressing us as various characters from movies, television shows and video games. 

Shutterbug Staff  |  Dec 10, 2018  |  0 comments

You’ve probably heard this one before: you should shoot portraits with mid-range lenses like an 85mm or an 100mm to create the most flattering look. Or this one: don’t shoot a portrait with a wide-angle lens because it will make a person’s face look distorted.

Dan Havlik  |  Aug 31, 2018  |  0 comments

Let’s say you wanted to attend next week’s Portrait Masters Conference + Expo in Phoenix, AZ but realized that it’s already sold out. Or let’s say, you just didn’t have the time (or money) to fly to the show, book a hotel etc. and check out all the portrait photography classes and presentations from respected photographers and educators, but are still interested in the content.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 22, 2018  |  0 comments

If you shy away from shooting people pictures because you think low light portraiture requires a boatload of expensive lighting gear, think again. The video below corrects that common misconception, by demonstrating how to achieve stunning results using simple and affordable off-camera flash.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 06, 2018  |  0 comments

There’s a lot of interest in boudoir photography these days, and a recent tutorial on the subject was our most popular story over the past several months. Therefore, we decided to feature the video below, with a very basic technique for shooting boudoir photos, using simple gear and available light.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 28, 2017  |  0 comments

Daniel Norton is a NY-based photographer with a celebrated career in portraiture and fashion photography. He’s also a respected educator, and in the video below he illustrates a quick and simple setup for shooting portraits at home or on location.

Ron Leach  |  May 19, 2017  |  0 comments

It’s sort of obvious that without light there isn’t a whole lot we can do with our cameras. But the fascinating two-minute video below provides an awe-inspiring demonstration of how light, in its various forms, dramatically changes the look of a simple portrait.

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