Portrait Photography How To

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Ron Leach  |  Jan 25, 2018  |  0 comments

When the creative juices stop flowing, it’s time to try something different. And the five fun photo hacks in the video below will definitely give you a boost.

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."

Ron Leach  |  May 06, 2021  |  0 comments

Even experienced photographers know that creativity can be a fickle friend. Sometimes you’re full of inspiration, while other times the doldrums set in and your vision runs dry.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 20, 2020  |  0 comments

Most of us consider photography a challenge, whereby we’re constantly striving to capture better images. But our craft should also be an enjoyable experience, and the quick video below provides five fun photo hacks that deliver unique results.

Henry Anderson  |  Oct 30, 2020  |  0 comments

Posing models for portrait or boudoir photography is a lot harder than it looks. If you're a new photographer who hasn't worked with models before it can actually be pretty intimidating.

Dan Havlik  |  Sep 07, 2020  |  0 comments

If you're just starting out in photography but don't know where to begin, the below video from Mango Street is a great place to start. 

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  |  Jul 26, 2021  |  0 comments

Summer is in full swing, and that means a trip to the beach. And what better way to make eye-catching images than shooting seaside portraits of pretty models? Keep reading if that sounds like fun, because we have five simple tips to improve your results.

Dan Havlik  |  Nov 03, 2020  |  0 comments

That are lots of things we believed to be true when we were beginner photographers. Some of those things, however, were really just lies that ended up holding us back.

Roberto Valenzuela  |  Dec 16, 2020  |  0 comments

When I was invited to create five lighting tips for this Exploring Light column, my initial thought was to avoid common lighting tips you’re familiar with and likely using now. Instead, I wanted to offer a few tips and techniques that have benefited me throughout my career while shooting portraits.

Henry Anderson  |  Jun 09, 2021  |  0 comments

We've been featuring photographer Manny Ortiz's "NO BS" series of portrait photography videos where he shares handy, real-world tips in less than five minutes. One of his recent "5 Minutes of No BS" tips features "straight to the point" advice for shooting portraits in urban, outdoor settings using only natural light.

Ron Leach  |  May 27, 2021  |  0 comments

Many photographers prefer to shoot portraits outdoors, either because they don’t have a studio or they like the look achieved with available light. There’s a bit more to this method than you may think, but it’s all explained clearly in the behind-the-scenes video below.

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.

Henry Anderson  |  May 11, 2021  |  0 comments

Working with models can be a challenge for beginner photographers. So, it's completely normal to make a few mistakes when photographing a model.

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.

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