Portrait Photography How To

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Ron Leach  |  May 04, 2017  |  0 comments

Everyone loves to shoot outdoor portraits with natural light, but sometimes the sun and clouds simply don’t cooperate. For those of you who can’t afford expensive lighting gear to save the day, there’s a cheap and effective solution that works wonders in a variety of situations.

Mihaela Noroc  |  May 09, 2018  |  0 comments

This story was adapted, with permission, from The Atlas of Beauty: Women of the World in 500 Portraits by Mihaela Noroc.

Lynne Eodice  |  Nov 01, 2004  |  0 comments

Swedish photographer Carl Rytterfalk is no stranger to high technology, having been introduced to computers as a child. "I played around with my grandfather's Victor 8086 computer," he explains. "He had a dot matrix printer and I printed endless amounts of Japanese and Chinese ASCII characters." Later, he adds, "My father bought a mouse and...

Jack Neubart  |  Apr 28, 2015  |  0 comments

Just as the celebrities he photographs have to reinvent themselves for every role, Patrick Ecclesine is constantly putting on new hats as a photographer.

“As photographers, we have to remember what got us here today may not work tomorrow, in the sense that we constantly have to reinvent ourselves,” Ecclesine astutely affirms. “As a photographer, you’re there to capture a moment. Well, moments change, life changes, things evolve, and so you have to be open to that and not rest on your laurels or get stuck in your ways.”

Ron Leach  |  Jan 11, 2017  |  0 comments

David Bergman is an acclaimed celebrity/sports shooter known for his striking images of famous personalities as well as the 15 Sports Illustrated covers he has to his credit. In the quick video below, Bergman shows you how to take perfect portraits by first photographing your hand to check camera settings.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 09, 2017  |  0 comments

Last week we shared an interesting clip from CNN Style, in which famous photographers and collectors discussed “The Power of Photography.” In the new six-minute segment below, acclaimed celebrity photographer Martin Schoeller reveals his unique approach to portraiture.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 24, 2017  |  0 comments

Matthew Jordan Smith is a expert portrait shooter who has photographed some of the world’s most famous people in the U.S. and abroad. In the video below he explains how to make great portraits of women using a single light and an inexpensive white poster board.  

Jack Neubart  |  Feb 28, 2017  |  0 comments

Disillusioned with the practice of law, Brian Ingram found himself forced to reexamine his professional path in life. So, at a critical juncture, Ingram chose what to him was the road “less traveled by.” And, to further quote Robert Frost’s poem “The Road Not Taken,” it “has made all the difference.” Sparked by the gift of a Nikon D40, Ingram chose photography to be his new profession, and this new path revitalized his outlook on life.

Dan Havlik  |  Jan 24, 2017  |  0 comments

The below gif is one of the cooler things we've seen on Reddit lately. It gives you a visual demonstration of how changing the focal length of your lens affects how a person's face appear in portraits. 

Barry Tanenbaum  |  May 05, 2015  |  0 comments

Boudoir is one of the fastest growing segments of the photography industry, but it’s not exactly a new thing for some pros. “We had been doing boudoir photography for a long time before that term became popular and the photography became a big thing,” Cherie Steinberg says. “We” is Steinberg and Hedley Jones, her husband and partner in CherieFoto and The Boudoir Café. Their main business “a long time before” was weddings, and many of their boudoir shoots featured engagement photographs or were sessions with brides whose weddings they’d photographed.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 17, 2016  |  0 comments

Shooting in the rain is a great way to capture some very impactful images, but without the right equipment it’s also a great way to ruin your expensive gear. In this instructional video from Matt Granger, however, you’ll learn how to get dynamic “rain” portraits on the cheap—without getting yourself or your equipment wet.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 16, 2017  |  0 comments

Russian model Viki Odintcova has created quite a firestorm for a recent Dubai photo shoot in which she is seen hanging off the roof of the 73-story Cayan Tower skyscraper with no means of protection.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Dec 19, 2018  |  1 comments

There’s a big difference between a good portrait and a great portrait. Part of taking your portrait photography to the next level is adding some depth and pop to your photos, so they don’t look flat.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Apr 05, 2019  |  0 comments

It's an oft repeated mantra of many photographers, particularly Canon shooters: "Canon has the best color science." But is it true? That's up for some debate but a frequently cited selling point for Canon over rival brands is what some believe to be its accurate color reproduction particularly when it comes to skin tones.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Apr 15, 2019  |  0 comments

Los Angeles-based boudoir photographer Michael Sasser is here to dispel a myth. While it's certainly not ideal, you can shoot flattering portraits in harsh sunlight.

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