Portrait Photography How To

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Ron Leach  |  Dec 19, 2017  |  0 comments

One of the most difficult tasks when editing portrait photos is making a precise selection of a model’s hair. This becomes doubly challenging if you intend to move the subject to a different background.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 22, 2017  |  0 comments

The next time you mistakenly shoot flat, underexposed portraits, and it’s too late for a do-over, the simple tutorial below will save the day. This Photoshop technique is as quick to accomplish as the video is to watch, and you’ll be surprised at the excellent results.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 03, 2021  |  0 comments

There are a number of reasons to remove an object from an image. Sometimes the goal it to get rid of a distracting element, while other times you may want to move a key subject to a totally different photo. Or perhaps you’re creating a special effect.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 01, 2017  |  0 comments

Most photographers know to focus on the eyes of a subject when making portraits or shooting wildlife photos. But when it comes to editing these images, there a lot more to consider than sharpness, as you’ll see in the video below.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 04, 2017  |  0 comments

If you’re looking for a way to create portraits with a unique vibrant look, check out this Photoshop tutorial explaining how to colorize images in Photoshop.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 03, 2021  |  0 comments

Making complex masks and precise selections can be an intricate chore especially, if you’re using a Raw editor in Lightroom or Adobe Camera Raw. That’s why one pro turns to a Photoshop trick whenever he needs accurate control over a specific area in an image.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 21, 2020  |  0 comments

Unmesh Dinda is an image-editing wizard with an international following on YouTube. You’ll see why in the following tutorial as he demonstrates how Photoshop’s new Select-Subject Tool outperforms the more familiar Pen Tool that is quite unpopular among many photographers.

Ron Leach  |  May 14, 2021  |  0 comments

There are several reasons why unsightly white fringing appears in photographs. Sometime the cause is a high-contrast scene, like dark trees against a bright sky. These ugly halos may also result from heavy-handed editing, such as too much Sharpening or Clarity.

Lynne Eodice  |  Sep 01, 2003  |  0 comments

 

 

 

 

Shooting a self-portrait is a challenging task, but can be very rewarding. The one person that most photographers probably photograph least is themselves, and this is true even with those who enjoy shooting portraits of others. However, taking self-portraits has several advantages: you'll always have a willing subject...

Lynne Eodice  |  Apr 01, 2003  |  0 comments

 

 

 

 

It's fun to take pictures of our friends and loved ones having a good time. The trick is to have your camera ready—a point-and-shoot camera is ideal for this—and to be quick and spontaneous. Taking pictures of people at play means that you must be prepared to grab some fleeting moments on...

Lynne Eodice  |  Nov 01, 2003  |  1 comments

 

 

 

As with an environmental portrait, you can capture revealing images of people by photographing them at work. The idea is to not only portray the individual, but to show what a person does with his/her life. Most occupations have distinctive tools, clothing, or settings that can be interesting to photograph. Some people who would...

Suzanne Driscoll  |  Apr 01, 2016  |  0 comments

To say that Art Wolfe is not your typical portrait photographer is quite the understatement. With a career spanning 40 years, Wolfe brings his travels from every corner of the earth to create stunning portraits in his Human Canvas collection, honoring the traditions of Ethiopian tribal culture.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 01, 2017  |  0 comments

Jeff Rojas is a successful New York portrait and fashion photographer with a clear message in all his tutorials: “Keep it simple.” In the quick video below, he shows you three techniques for using a single reflective umbrella that deliver great results.

Barry Tanenbaum  |  Mar 11, 2017  |  0 comments

The Killer is Jerry Lee Lewis—if you want the origin story of his nickname, it’s searchable—and on that night in 1975 he was past his rockabilly and rock-and-roll days and into his country music career. Photographer Henry Horenstein was at the Ramada Inn in East Boston on assignment for Country Music magazine to photograph Lewis between sets.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jan 07, 2019  |  0 comments

If you’re interested in portrait photography, you’ve likely had to decide whether to shoot your subject with natural window light or artificial light from a flash or strobe. Most photographers will admit that neither is “better” than the other; they’re just different and suited for different subjects, different situations, and different tastes.

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