Portrait Photography How To

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Shutterbug Staff  |  Mar 21, 2019  |  0 comments

You don't, necessarily, need a fancy and pricey lens with a fast aperture to shoot an image with attractive background blur, aka bokeh, for portraits. In the below tutorial from Unmesh Dinda of PIXimperfect, he shows you the "key" to simulating shallow depth of field in Photoshop.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 28, 2017  |  0 comments

Summertime offers photographers a great opportunity for outdoor portraiture, and the tutorial below illustrates a simple technique for using Photoshop to add something special to your images.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Aug 06, 2019  |  0 comments

When the sun doesn't cooperate during outdoor portrait shoots, there's a way to add a gorgeous golden shine to skintones using Photoshop. In the below tutorial, Unmesh Dinda of PiXimperfect shares his technique for creating this pleasingly warm and shiny professional effect.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 10, 2016  |  0 comments

Michael Zagaris, aka “Z Man,” is a legendary rock and sports photographer who has photographed the likes of the Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen, The Who, Madonna, Joe Montana and other icons. In the video below, you’ll go behind the scenes with Zagaris and learn some tricks for capturing priceless moments with emotion.

Steve Bedell  |  Oct 04, 2016  |  0 comments

The first time I met Craig La Mere was at an ice cream shop in Brunswick, Maine, at about 11 p.m. Really. It was the night before the Maine Professional Photographers Association conference was going to kick off. I was there as a print judge, La Mere as a speaker. I recognized him from his Moz (his studio name) logo hat, although he didn’t know who this stranger was who was accosting him.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 05, 2017  |  0 comments

Now that the days are getting longer and summer is barely two weeks away photographers are spending more time outdoors, often shooting under less than ideal light. In the video below portrait photographer Manny Ortiz demonstrates how to take amazing portraits in high-contrast situations when the sun is high in the sky.

Gregory Heisler  |  Mar 25, 2014  |  First Published: Feb 01, 2014  |  1 comments

Widely regarded as “a photographer’s photographer,” Gregory Heisler has been described as having “the mind of a scientist, the heart of a journalist, and the eye of an artist.” Known for his candor, humor, and generosity as a teacher, he is able to convey the most complex photographic concepts simply and elegantly. In the long-awaited Gregory Heisler: 50 Portraits (Amphoto Books, October 22, 2013, $40) he takes us on a guided tour of his innovative editorial images and iconic portraits, engagingly illuminated by his insightful and highly personal perspective.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 24, 2017  |  0 comments

One way to have fun with photography and get the creative juices flowing is to step out of your comfort zone and do things a bit differently. The quick tutorial below will help you do just that by offering a variety of fun tips and tricks for shooting portraits.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Nov 20, 2018  |  0 comments

If you think studio lighting is too difficult or challenging, you’re wrong. In the quick and easy lighting how-to video below from photographer Brett Seeley, he shows you how you can do 13 eye-catching lighting setups with just one light.

Shutterbug Staff  |  May 10, 2019  |  0 comments

Plan to go out shooting this weekend? Whether you're bringing your camera on vacation while traveling the world, or shooting photos closer to home, here are some great photography tricks you should know before you click the shutter.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Sep 12, 2018  |  0 comments

Shutterbug photographer Jordan Matter is back with a new how-to video, this time giving you three reasons you should seriously consider adding a telephoto zoom lens to your gear bag now. 

Dan Havlik  |  Aug 12, 2019  |  0 comments

The number one question boudoir photographer Michael Sasser gets asked is does he use strobes? "And the answer to the question is: no," Sasser says. "I don't use strobes, I use 100% natural light for my boudoir shoots."

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jun 03, 2019  |  0 comments

Here's a portrait photography tutorial that's simple and straight to the point. In the clip, photographer Miguel Quiles shares "5 portrait hacks everyone wishes they knew sooner."

Shutterbug Staff  |  Nov 02, 2018  |  0 comments

Even top pro photographers can have trouble achieving ideal sharpness for portraits. Photographer and YouTuber Jessica Kobeissi has been there before, so she devised a 6-point system to help her get sharp portraits every time.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Mar 14, 2019  |  0 comments

Sometimes a simple prop is all it takes to change a typical photo into something truly unique. In the below video from COOPH, they show you how adding just a mirror to a scene can transform a dull portrait into a mind-blowing photo.

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