Portrait Photography How To

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Barry Tanenbaum  |  May 08, 2018  |  0 comments

Richard Bell began photographing for his book, The Last Veterans of World War II, early in 2016 and completed the photography a little over a year later. But for the origin of the book, you have to go back to Bell’s childhood.

Staff  |  Feb 28, 2017  |  0 comments

When Shutterbug reader Lucia Staykov noticed her husband was neglecting his Nikon DSLR four years ago, she started using it herself to take pictures of their six children, which includes sets of twins and triplets.

Barry Tanenbaum  |  Mar 31, 2015  |  0 comments

Unlike landscape, portrait, wildlife, or even sports photographers, the first shots taken these days by advertising photographers on the job are almost always instantly seen and judged—by the client, the client’s representative, an agency rep, or an art director. Pressure, anyone?

Cynthia Boylan  |  May 06, 2015  |  0 comments

Noted photographer and online educator Elena Shumilova has a great new video offering four expert tips on how to take the best photos of children. You can watch the child photography how-to video, which was produced by SmugMug, at the bottom of this post.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 17, 2017  |  0 comments

It’s always interesting to see how different photographers approach the same assignment. Even when shooting similar subject matter, results can vary widely based upon the personal style of each photographer and the equipment they bring to the task

Ron Leach  |  Aug 30, 2017  |  0 comments

Phillippe Echaroux is a French celebrity and advertising photographer who typically uses the best cameras and studio gear available. So what happened when the folks at ISO 1200 challenged him to shoot portraits with an iPhone, a cheap flashlight, and a Big Mac Box for a light modifier? The awesome portraits he shot speak for themselves.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jul 17, 2019  |  0 comments

What's the difference between full frame and crop frame sensor cameras? It's a common question for anyone thinking of purchasing a camera these days, and it's one that photographer Julia Trotti addresses in the below video.

Staff  |  Mar 18, 2016  |  0 comments

While in Hawaii for a month-long shoot in 2013, Colin Anderson was fortunate enough to meet a native named Pomai. Upon talking to him, Anderson discovered that his lineage dated back 27 generations, which meant his roots predated that of King Kamehameha the Great.

Staff  |  Nov 03, 2015  |  0 comments

Megan Rapinoe captured the World Cup this year with the United States Women’s National Soccer Team and photographer Simon Bruty captured her in this heroic black-and-white image. The photo is actually from 2011 and was shot for Sports Illustrated as a preview of the women’s team for that year’s World Cup in Germany.

Staff  |  Mar 07, 2017  |  0 comments

Randy Duchaine captured this visually detailed environmental portrait of Bread & Puppet Theater founder Peter Schumann in 2006 for a project on people who create unique experiences or things. “It was shot in an old dairy farm in Vermont, which is the group’s museum, and Peter showed up barefoot and gave me five minutes,” Duchaine explains.

Zach Sutton - Lensrentals  |  Aug 15, 2017  |  3 comments

There is no denying that zoom lenses have far more versatility than prime lenses, and with faster-apertured zoom lenses becoming more and more common in the photography world, I figured it was time to truly give them the spotlight they deserve.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 20, 2017  |  0 comments

A tutorial we shared yesterday suggested that one way to increase your creativity is to ignore focal length rules and “think differently” when choosing a lens for various types of photography. In the video below, photographer/educator Mark Wallace demonstrates why there’s more than one perfect lens for portraiture.

Steve Bedell  |  Oct 01, 2003  |  0 comments

My strong point has always been natural light. When clients call me about weddings, I tell them I am a "natural light specialist." I love shooting outdoor portraits and have trained myself to "see the light" in the locations that...

Ron Leach  |  Mar 14, 2018  |  0 comments

Jen Rozenbaum is a wife, mom and an award-winning boudoir photographer, who shot the stunning cover for the March issue of Shutterbug. In the video below, she demonstrates the posing, communication and shooting techniques that are essential to her success

Ron Leach  |  Oct 26, 2018  |  0 comments

Halloween is all about ghosts, goblins and ghouls, and in the fun video below you’ll learn how to give Halloween portraits a spooky ghost effect with a few simple steps in Photoshop.

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