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Lynne Eodice  |  Aug 01, 2003  |  0 comments

All photos by Meg Smith

 

Meg Smith's wedding photography goes beyond the typically posed portraits--she has a gift for capturing special, intimate moments throughout the event, resulting in some very memorable images. Her attitude, which translates to her images is, "Weddings are fun--they're celebrations!" During the eight years...

Lynne Eodice  |  Dec 01, 2003  |  0 comments

A successful commercial/editorial photographer in Orlando, Florida, Eric Dusenbery says he was greatly influenced by his father when honoring World War II veterans in his book, Veteran Voices. According to Dusenbery, he grew up listening to his father's WWII experiences in the South Pacific. "He was in New Guinea, the Philippines, and eventually went to Japan for a...

Dan Havlik  |  May 14, 2018  |  0 comments

Up-and-coming portrait photographers are always looking for models to photograph to expand their portfolios. But what if you can’t afford professional model? Fear not, the next best thing to hiring a model is to have your friends pose for you for free.

Barry Tanenbaum  |  Oct 21, 2014  |  0 comments

“You can’t go to a place like that and not be aware of the symbolism all around you,” Robert Rathe says of the northern Israeli town of Safed, where he spent a day exploring and looking for photographs.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Feb 01, 2018  |  0 comments

Serendipity played a major role in this striking portrait taken by Shutterbug reader Samir Zahirovic. According to Zahirovic, he had only met the model, Izeta Mahmutovic (nicknamed Izzy), a few days before the shoot. 

Deborah Sandidge  |  Mar 01, 2021  |  0 comments

The idea here was...well, there were a few ideas. First, I wanted to do photography that was bright, cheerful, colorful—and different. With times being a bit harsh and stressful for many, I was looking for something light-hearted and, frankly, far from reality. Dreamy and summer-like came to mind. 

Ron Leach  |  Apr 25, 2017  |  0 comments

Everyone loves shooting portraits, but it’s not always easy to find an attractive model who knows how to pose for the camera. The solution is simple: Watch the quick video below and you’ll learn how to direct a friend or client to pose like a pro.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 04, 2017  |  0 comments

Photographing models can be intimidating for those new to the game, especially if you’re unsure about posing, directing and other variables required to do the job right. The video below will put your mind at ease, and help you do the same for your model, with a demonstration of what you need to know to get started.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 31, 2017  |  0 comments

Many of us are far more accomplished at capturing a photograph than we are at processing images in Photoshop, Lightroom or other image-editing program. As a result, experienced photographers often lack the editing skills needed to take their results to the next level.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 24, 2016  |  0 comments

Yaw Addae is an enterprising and creative New York taxi driver from Ghana who photographs his passengers while he saves money to start a production company. He says the flexible schedule of a cabbie gives him plenty of time to pursue a variety of creative pursuits.

Lynne Eodice  |  Nov 01, 2003  |  2 comments

All photos by Nick Kelsh

 

A veteran of nine photography books, Nick Kelsh offers photo guidance to the masses in a very appealing, reader-friendly manner, has provided beautiful nature images for a new edition of Rachel Carson's classic The Sense of Wonder, and has traveled far and wide to shoot compelling photographs for the A Day in the Life book series. His images...

Ron Leach  |  Oct 13, 2021  |  0 comments

Photoshop users know that Vibrance and Saturation are similar but not quite the same, and these tools can be employed separately or together for different purposes. Lightroom, on the other hand doesn’t have a Vibrance tool, and if that sounds crazy just take a look; all you’ll find is a Saturation slider.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Oct 01, 2018  |  0 comments

Do you ever get frustrated trying to find attractive locations to shoot portraits? Worry that your neighborhood isn’t particularly photogenic? Think again! Interesting portrait locations are everywhere, you just have to know where and how to look.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 18, 2017  |  0 comments

Many photographers love the look of outdoor portraits shot under natural light. But sometimes either the setting or ambient light levels don’t cooperate and off-camera flash delivers the best results.

Maynard Switzer  |  Aug 29, 2013  |  First Published: Jul 01, 2013  |  1 comments

For almost a year I planned for the 22-day trip I took this past January to photograph among the indigenous people of Ethiopia. I did a lot of research so I’d know what to expect and how to deal with everything from the customs of the country to the weather and the traveling conditions. Also, I’d have a driver and a guide, and along the way I’d pick up local guides who’d know the ins and outs of specific villages, tribes, and dialects.

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