Portrait Photography How To

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Dan Havlik  |  May 31, 2018  |  1 comments

The below video from photographer Daniel DeArco is a little different from the ones we’ve featured on Shutterbug in the past. It’s not exactly a How-To video but you may learn a lot about how to get your photos noticed.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 15, 2017  |  0 comments

The headline above may be a bit of a stretch, at least for now. But in the quick video below, you’ll see how new technology from Nvidia can create photorealistic faces, like those you see here, of people who don’t really exist.

Cynthia Boylan  |  Oct 15, 2015  |  0 comments

Once in danger of fading away, Halloween has grown to become a favorite holiday for more adults than children. Adults are now devoting a great deal of time, energy and money into dressing us as various characters from movies, television shows and video games. 

Sponsored  |  May 27, 2021  |  0 comments

Photographers don't, necessarily, need expensive and cumbersome artificial lighting set-ups to capture great portraits. A fabulous source of light you can take advantage is often right in front of you: window light.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Dec 10, 2018  |  0 comments

You’ve probably heard this one before: you should shoot portraits with mid-range lenses like an 85mm or an 100mm to create the most flattering look. Or this one: don’t shoot a portrait with a wide-angle lens because it will make a person’s face look distorted.

Henry Anderson  |  Mar 09, 2021  |  0 comments

Boudoir photography pro Critsey Rowe likes to challenge herself on assignments because it brings out the best in her and her photos. It can also help make the next shoot easier because she's bound to learn a few things about how to streamline her boudoir photography workflow and increase efficiency.

Dan Havlik  |  Aug 31, 2018  |  0 comments

Let’s say you wanted to attend next week’s Portrait Masters Conference + Expo in Phoenix, AZ but realized that it’s already sold out. Or let’s say, you just didn’t have the time (or money) to fly to the show, book a hotel etc. and check out all the portrait photography classes and presentations from respected photographers and educators, but are still interested in the content.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 22, 2018  |  0 comments

If you shy away from shooting people pictures because you think low light portraiture requires a boatload of expensive lighting gear, think again. The video below corrects that common misconception, by demonstrating how to achieve stunning results using simple and affordable off-camera flash.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 06, 2018  |  0 comments

There’s a lot of interest in boudoir photography these days, and a recent tutorial on the subject was our most popular story over the past several months. Therefore, we decided to feature the video below, with a very basic technique for shooting boudoir photos, using simple gear and available light.

Ron Leach  |  May 29, 2020  |  0 comments

We’ve been regularly sharing tutorials from the “Mastering Your Craft” instructional series that appears exclusively on AdoramaTV. Created by Pye Jirsa of SLR Lounge, these helpful videos provide everything from gear advice and inspiration, to technical tips for improving your photography.

Hernan Rodriguez  |  Nov 19, 2019  |  0 comments

Coming from an advertising and design background has trained me to shoot with the objective of the final print in mind. The agency I once worked for lived by the mantra, “garbage in garbage out."

Ron Leach  |  Feb 28, 2017  |  0 comments

Daniel Norton is a NY-based photographer with a celebrated career in portraiture and fashion photography. He’s also a respected educator, and in the video below he illustrates a quick and simple setup for shooting portraits at home or on location.

Ron Leach  |  May 19, 2017  |  0 comments

It’s sort of obvious that without light there isn’t a whole lot we can do with our cameras. But the fascinating two-minute video below provides an awe-inspiring demonstration of how light, in its various forms, dramatically changes the look of a simple portrait.

Henry Anderson  |  Jun 15, 2021  |  0 comments

Photographers never get tired of debating the qualities of zoom lenses vs prime lenses for shooting portraits. There are proponents of both camps and there's really no right answer (it's ultimately a matter of preference) but it's a fun optical debate, nonetheless.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 03, 2021  |  0 comments

There’s one challenge all portrait photographers face, whether they’re pros in the studio or a novice shooting family photos. This annoying issue is a subject’s flyaway hair that can make portraits look messy.

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