Portrait Photography How To

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Shutterbug Staff  |  Dec 14, 2018  |  0 comments

There have been LOTs of videos in the last few years offering photography “hacks” to help give your images a unique look in no time. Here's another good one.

Henry Anderson  |  Apr 28, 2021  |  0 comments

Pro photographer Miguel Quiles is the king of the portrait photo hack. You might be saying to yourself: "What's a portrait photo hack?" It's a quick tip or trick that can turn your amateur-looking portrait into a stunning, professional-looking shot in no time.

Henry Anderson  |  Sep 16, 2021  |  0 comments

Everybody wants to avoid mistakes when it comes to photography and one of the best places to start is in the editing room. There's a tendency by beginner editors to overdo it when they are retouching their portraits and that can be the biggest mistake of all.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 10, 2022  |  0 comments

Even if you don’t consider yourself a portrait photographer, sooner or later you’ll be asked to shoot some people pictures of family and friends. If you don’t feel up for the challenge, the quick tutorial below will supply all the confidence you need for getting the job done right.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 27, 2021  |  0 comments

Most of us don’t make our living as professional photographers, but there’s no reason to advertise your amateur status with images that somehow miss the mark. Fortunately, you can easily up your game by watching the quick video below.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 16, 2022  |  0 comments

If you’re new to portrait photography and looking to up your game, the quick tutorial below will put you on the road to success. In just four minutes you’re learn five simple tips that will make you and your subjects proud.

Henry Anderson  |  Mar 24, 2022  |  0 comments

Brett Seeley is an experienced fitness photographer who has worked with many experienced and some not-so-experienced fitness models. Not surprisingly, he's seen the good and the bad of posing for fitness model portraits.

Vanessa Joy  |  Apr 16, 2022  |  1 comments

Being a photo nerd isn’t cheap. Photographers have expensive taste that is never satisfied. So how can you make the most out of your photography budget while still creating great images?

Ron Leach  |  Jun 07, 2018  |  0 comments

With the first day of summer just two weeks away, it’s time to start thinking about shooting photographs at the beach. And what better way to do that than with a pretty model in swimwear?

Kesha Lambert  |  Sep 14, 2020  |  0 comments

Beautiful people make for beautiful photographs. While that statement may be up for debate, we can widely agree that the majority of people in the world are not runway models or celebrities gracing the pages of Vogue or People magazines. So, what are some ways photographers can create fabulous portraits of their subjects, even if they aren’t fashion models?

Joel Grimes  |  May 22, 2020  |  0 comments

(Editor’s Note: Exploring Light is a monthly Shutterbug column featuring tips, tricks, and photo advice from professional photographers in Canon's Explorers of Light education program. This month's column is by Joel Grimes on how to shoot portraits with a tilt-shift lens.)

Ron Leach  |  Apr 02, 2018  |  0 comments

Julia Trotti is a professional fashion photographer based in Sydney, Australia. She also shoots lifestyle and travel photos, and in this tutorial she offers five reasons why a 35mm lens is the perfect choice for travel photography.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Oct 02, 2018  |  0 comments

There’s something about a 50mm lens that will never get old. Indeed, this classic focal length, which is sometimes referred to as a “Nifty Fifty” lens, has found a place in photographers' bags for a long time.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 10, 2017  |  0 comments

One never-ending challenge, regardless of the type of photographs you shoot, is to come up with new ideas for creating images that are somehow different from the rest. The two-minute tutorial below will help you do just that, with five interesting “portrait hacks” that deliver dramatic results.

Ron Leach  |  May 04, 2022  |  0 comments

You may not consider yourself a portrait photographer, but trust us: Sooner or later you’ll be asked to work some magic with family members or friends. And it’s likely your “model” will be just as inexperienced as you are.

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