Portrait Photography How To

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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.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 30, 2017  |  0 comments

It’s nice when you can make something yourself, save a bit of cash, and end up with more creative photos as a result. That’s exactly what’s going on in the five-minute video below, demonstrating seven DIY light modifiers for creative portraiture.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Feb 28, 2019  |  0 comments

Need some quick tips to step up your portrait photography game? Photographer Jessica Whitaker has eight of them in the below video.

Shutterbug Staff  |  May 14, 2018  |  0 comments

The gang from Mango Street is back with one of their fastest and cleverest photography videos yet. In the below clip, they give you nine portrait location ideas in just 90 seconds.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 01, 2018  |  0 comments

One way to increase the quality of photos taken in a home studio is to use some form of supplemental light to brighten the scene, increase depth of field, and avoid noise and other artifacts that tend to occur when shooting in low light with wide apertures and high ISO settings.

Shutterbug Staff  |  May 09, 2019  |  0 comments

Do all your photos have a certain sameness to them? That could simply be because you're shooting everything – portraits, landscapes, action – from the same height.

Dan Havlik  |  Apr 17, 2019  |  0 comments

Getting the right white balance in your photos is a lot easier than you think. In the below video for Shutterbug, photographer and Photoshop guru Scott Kelby shares a simple tip on how to nail white balance, even in sticky lighting situations.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jun 25, 2019  |  0 comments

Photographer Julia Trotti is out with a revealing new video where she compares portraits shot with her whole arsenal of prime lenses: 24mm vs 35mm vs 50mm vs 85mm vs 135mm. We knew there would be a difference in the look of each portrait shot at a different focal length but we were surprised at how much.

Dan Havlik  |  Aug 23, 2019  |  0 comments

It's prime time again with photographer Julia Trotti! Following up on recent popular photography video where Trotti compared how portraits look when shot with 24mm vs 35mm vs 50mm vs 85mm vs 135mm prime lenses on a full frame camera, Trotti is back with a new comparison test where she shoots the same lenses but this time on a crop frame camera.

Dan Havlik  |  Apr 10, 2018  |  0 comments

If you’ve ever tried to set up your own photography studio, you’ve probably run into a few problems, pro photographer Jessica Kobeissi notes in the below tutorial video.

Shutterbug Staff  |  May 02, 2018  |  0 comments

So, you want to shoot street photography but you’re somewhat of a shy person: how do you overcome your fear so you can photograph total strangers in public places? That’s exactly what Pierre T. Lambert addresses in Part 2 of his video series on street photography.

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