Portrait Photography How To

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Shutterbug Staff  |  Nov 07, 2018  |  0 comments

So, you’ve shot a portrait and it looks…ok. Good but not great and certainly not at the level of a professional image you might see in a magazine.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Sep 18, 2018  |  0 comments

With everyone taking selfies these days, why are so many of these self-portraits so terrible? And when couples shoot selfies together while traveling (such as on vacation), why do they only seem to capture their faces and none of the scenic surroundings?

Shutterbug Staff  |  May 30, 2019  |  0 comments

In general, taking photos, particularly portraits, in direct sunlight is considered a no-no. The light is simply too harsh and the shadows it produces are unflattering on your subject.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jul 01, 2019  |  0 comments

Anyone can take a decent photo in good light but how to you fare when the lighting is extremely harsh on your subject? In the below easy photo tutorial, Rachel and Daniel from Mango Street give you some handy advice on how to shoot great portraits in bad light.

Dan Havlik  |  Oct 12, 2020  |  0 comments

She's one of the most mysterious and, in recent years, the most lauded street photographers of all time. Her name is Vivian Maier and until not long ago, she was virtually unknown as a photographer. These days, she's considered an overlooked master.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jun 25, 2018  |  0 comments

Travel photographer and model Sorelle Amore is the go-to YouTube personality for photography videos these days. Last week she collaborated with photographer Chris Hau for a video on his channel with six professional posing tips, and now she’s joined forces with Mango Street on a new video about how to “Up Your Self Portrait Game.”

Dan Havlik  |  Sep 17, 2019  |  0 comments

Admit it: we've all, at one time, taken a selfie. There's no shame in it! The history of self-portraiture in both photography and painting goes back to the very beginning of these artforms.  

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jun 11, 2018  |  0 comments

There’s an easy way to make your beauty shots even more stunning: just add some colored gels to your lighting. Editorial fashion photographer Jake Hicks shows how in the below video where he shoots a portrait session at home and gets a variety of attractive looks.

Henry Anderson  |  Jul 20, 2021  |  0 comments

One of the things many beginning boudoir photographer don't understand is the value of using props in your shoots. And yes, this goes beyond pillows, bed sheets, blankets, or anything else you might typically find in a bedroom.

Gavin Hoey  |  Jun 21, 2018  |  0 comments

Shooting portraits on location with a wide aperture can result in some great images, but if, like me, you want to underexpose the ambient light for a more dramatic effect, you’ll quickly realize there’s a problem with shutter speed and off camera flash.

Shutterbug Staff  |  May 08, 2018  |  0 comments

Photographer and model Imogen Rhiannon is back with another portrait photography tips video. In this case, her new video is on how to use leading lines in portrait photography.

Henry Anderson  |  Apr 08, 2021  |  0 comments

A "mistake" in photography is something to be avoided, right? That's not always the case and in the below tutorial, pro photographer and educator Karl Taylor explains how a lighting error can sometimes add sex appeal to a portrait.

Dan Havlik  |  Jun 15, 2018  |  0 comments

Dublin-based fashion photographer Anita Sadowska is who we turn to when we want to see stunning swimsuit photography, and in the below how-to video she pulls back the veil some more on just how she does it.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jun 18, 2019  |  0 comments

Go long or go home? It's not always that simple when it comes to using telephoto lenses to get close to your subject. In fact, using longer lenses in photography can be harder than it looks.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 20, 2020  |  0 comments

We’re all looking for a creative boost to shoot unique people pictures, especially those of us who aren’t professional portrait photographers. And when you can pick up a few tricks that are easy to execute, all the better.

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