Portrait Photography How To

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Henry Anderson  |  Dec 06, 2019  |  0 comments

Here's a fun photo project you can try this weekend. Just grab a regular umbrella – we know you have one hiding in the closet somewhere – and follow along with COOPH's tutorial below titled "5 photo hacks with your umbrella."

Dan Havlik  |  Apr 18, 2017  |  0 comments

Do you want to shoot outdoor portraits but can’t find any decent locations to serve as backdrops? Maybe you should be looking closer to home. That’s the message in our latest video with New York Times-best selling author/photographer Jordan Matter who finds five great portrait photography locations in the “ugly” neighborhood outside his studio in New York City.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 08, 2017  |  0 comments

Yesterday we shared a video demonstrating how to balance window light with flash for better indoor portraits. Today’s tutorial explains how to use off-camera flash for more pleasing results outdoors.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Oct 26, 2018  |  1 comments

Last week we shared photographer Pierre T. Lambert’s “7 Secrets to Get Sharper Images Every Time You Shoot” and now he’s back with five more secrets for capturing sharp photos for street photography and portrait photography.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Dec 14, 2018  |  0 comments

There have been LOTs of videos in the last few years offering photography “hacks” to help give your images a unique look in no time. Here's another good one.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 07, 2018  |  0 comments

With the first day of summer just two weeks away, it’s time to start thinking about shooting photographs at the beach. And what better way to do that than with a pretty model in swimwear?

Ron Leach  |  Apr 02, 2018  |  0 comments

Julia Trotti is a professional fashion photographer based in Sydney, Australia. She also shoots lifestyle and travel photos, and in this tutorial she offers five reasons why a 35mm lens is the perfect choice for travel photography.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Oct 02, 2018  |  0 comments

There’s something about a 50mm lens that will never get old. Indeed, this classic focal length, which is sometimes referred to as a “Nifty Fifty” lens, has found a place in photographers' bags for a long time.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 10, 2017  |  0 comments

One never-ending challenge, regardless of the type of photographs you shoot, is to come up with new ideas for creating images that are somehow different from the rest. The two-minute tutorial below will help you do just that, with five interesting “portrait hacks” that deliver dramatic results.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 12, 2020  |  0 comments

One of the challenges for beginning portrait photographers is properly posing a model. That’s especially true when shooting on the street where there are numerous variables to consider, and when working with an inexperienced model.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 13, 2020  |  1 comments

The difference between making captivating portraits and those that don’t quite work often requires nothing more than some solid advice from an expert. If you’re struggling to capture stunning portraits, the quick video below may forever change your technique. 

Ron Leach  |  Jun 04, 2018  |  0 comments

If you’re one of those photographers who thinks portrait editing is a complicated and mysterious task, this quick tutorial is for you. In less than five minutes you’ll learn five simple tips that will make a big difference in your people pictures.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 15, 2018  |  0 comments

We’re always looking for ways to help our readers capture professional looking portrait photos without a huge investment in studio lighting gear. In this tutorial you’ll learn how to do exactly that, using a simple light modifier called a “beauty dish” that you can find for less than $100.

Dan Havlik  |  Apr 03, 2017  |  0 comments

Shutterbug has teamed up with New York Times-best selling author/photographer Jordan Matter for a new series of How To videos called Tips that Matter. In this his first Shutterbug How To video, Matter shares five great tips on how to shoot stunning portraits at night with very little gear.

The Editors  |  Aug 02, 2016  |  0 comments

Professional photographer and Shutterbug contributor James Patrick has no shortage of great photography-related tips so we had him step in front of the camera recently to share them with our readers. 

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