Portrait Photography How To

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Ron Leach  |  Oct 11, 2017  |  0 comments

Most of us occasionally shoot portraits at home, and in the absence of a real studio rely upon a white wall as the backdrop for our shots. For those on a budget, wouldn’t it be nice to do something more dramatic without spending money on a custom backdrop or fiddling around with Photoshop?

Henry Anderson  |  Nov 11, 2019  |  0 comments

Many photographers will agree that it can be harder to pose men for portrait photos than women. 

Cynthia Boylan  |  Nov 24, 2015  |  0 comments

In this clever seven-minute video, New York-based portrait photographer Peter Hurley offers a simple trick to help you create more flattering portraits.

Cynthia Boylan  |  Dec 03, 2014  |  0 comments

Giving a more modern twist to tradition, a team of digital imaging specialists from the Smithsonian Institute created a 3D portrait of President Barack Obama using eight high-resolution sports cameras, six wide-angle cameras, and 50 custom-designed LED lights.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 09, 2021  |  0 comments

Photographers often spend big bucks on prime lenses with fast maximum apertures for a reason. But if you can’t afford premium glass, the video below is for you.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 02, 2016  |  1 comments

NY-based photographer Richard Renaldi embarked on his “Touching Strangers” project in 2007, in which he has complete strangers pose together for an affectionate portrait. Since then he’s set up his 8x10 view camera in cities across the U.S. and asked passersby to interact as though they were close friends or loved ones.

 |  Dec 20, 2016  |  0 comments

The legendary American photographer William Eggleston was a true pioneer in the potential of color photography and his quirky, eccentric portraits of everyday life can teach us all a lot about candid artistry and composition.

Henry Anderson  |  Feb 09, 2021  |  0 comments

We always enjoy it when a few of our favorite photography YouTubers join forces to make an educational collaboration video. In the below clip, professional boudoir photographer Michael Sasser teams up with commercial swimwear photographer Anita Sadowska to explain the differences between their two specialties.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 22, 2017  |  0 comments

The photo reflector is an affordable, easy-to-use device that can make a big difference in your images by diffusing harsh light and filling in shadows. In the video below, photographer Aaron Nace demonstrates why he says “every photographer should have at least one reflector in his arsenal.”

Ron Leach  |  Mar 29, 2017  |  0 comments

Commercial photographer Lou Freeman specializes in fashion/glamour work and in the 4-minute video below she shows you how to make great outdoor portraits in direct sunlight.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 11, 2016  |  0 comments

In this episode of the Last Frame, Joe Edelman demonstrates how to capture some great fashion photos without a lot of expensive gear. As he explains in the video below, all you need is a single strobe, a 50mm lens, and a couple “gobos” or light modifiers you can easily make yourself.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 24, 2020  |  0 comments

One way to capture dramatic portraits is to shoot under low light. The catch is that there’s a lot of complexity involved in getting the image right. But with the proper shooting and editing techniques it’s easy to make some truly awesome images.

Lynne Eodice  |  Jul 01, 2005  |  0 comments

Parades and other ceremonies are exciting and colorful, and always offer fun photo opportunities. If you enjoy photographing such events, they're worth going to some effort to locate. Some of the most famous of these include the Rose Parade, held in Pasadena on New Year's Day, and the Macy's Day Parade, held in New York on Thanksgiving. These annual events draw...

Jason Schneider  |  Mar 30, 2020  |  0 comments

We pick a selection of class glass for photographers focused on capturing fabulous faces.

Tom Shu  |  Sep 21, 2020  |  0 comments

I have been a professional photographer for a few years now and throughout my career I have continued to collect photography tips that have worked for me. Here are my absolute favorite beginner photography tips from my journal, which have continued to help me create beautiful imagery to this day.

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