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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.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 14, 2017  |  0 comments

One of the hurdles of becoming a good street photographer is gaining enough confidence to photograph people you don’t know. In this interesting video, you’ll pick up some tips by watching three photographers offering free portraits to total strangers.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 25, 2017  |  0 comments

Some photographers are a bit intimidated by using off-camera flash outdoors, especially if they do most of their shooting with available light. If this sounds familiar, watch the five-minute video below and learn how to easily improve your portraiture in the field.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 18, 2017  |  0 comments

We often turn to Joe Edelman for simple lighting tutorials, and in the video below he’s a bit perturbed because photographers often mess up outdoor portraits by not using their reflectors properly. Follow Edelman’s simple advice and you won’t make this mistake.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 08, 2017  |  0 comments

There’s no better way to glean a bit of inspiration than by listening to a legendary photographer reveal the secrets behind his success. In this fascinating video from Canon USA, celebrity shooter Douglas Kirkland discusses his heralded career and explains why his iconic portraits are so compelling.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Oct 02, 2014  |  0 comments

When you see a crowd of people snapping photos, can you spot the professional photographer?

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Dec 03, 2014  |  0 comments

Beware of these popular (and rightfully awesome) compact camera features that can ruin your holiday pics. Here are some tips about outsmarting technology to improve your photos. 

Ron Leach  |  Jun 08, 2017  |  0 comments

A while back we featured an unusual challenge in which six photographers shot the same model with very interesting results. When that video went viral, three photographers and a special guest repeated the competition. And now, inspired by the first two episodes, we bring you shootout number three.

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