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Dan Havlik  |  Sep 17, 2019  |  0 comments

Admit it: we've all, at one time, taken a selfie. There's no shame in it! The history of self-portraiture in both photography and painting goes back to the very beginning of these artforms.  

Henry Anderson  |  Sep 16, 2019  |  0 comments

Portrait lenses come in all shapes and sizes but some particular focal lengths, many photographers would argue, are better than others. In the below video, 

Henry Anderson  |  Sep 13, 2019  |  0 comments

We post lots of portrait photography tips videos but seldom have we seen one as jampacked with helpful portraiture advice as the below tutorial from Taylor Jackson. In the video, Jackson teams up with fellow portrait photographer Miquel Quiles to show you twenty quick tips for shooting better portraits in natural light.

Dan Havlik  |  Sep 11, 2019  |  0 comments

You don't, necessarily, need a big clunky camera with a big clunky interchangeable lens to shoot great photos. In fact, you really can get fabulous photos from a simple "point-and-shoot" camera with a small imaging sensor about the size of your fingernail. You just need a few helpful tips.

Henry Anderson  |  Sep 09, 2019  |  0 comments

One of the keys to a great portrait is, without a doubt, having beautiful skin tones. You can, of course, capture gorgeous skin in your portraits right in camera, but it never hurts to have a little help afterwards.

Henry Anderson  |  Aug 29, 2019  |  0 comments

Julia Trotti has been our go-to photographer for comparing prime lenses for portrait photography. In her latest head-to-head lens test, Trotti compares shooting portraits with an 85mm prime lens vs. using a 135mm lens to find out which one is better.

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.

David J Crewe  |  Aug 22, 2019  |  0 comments

It’s no surprise, that at Comic Con there is a vast amount of color. I have to admit, it was overwhelming at first, but over time I realized how to use this to my advantage. The first lesson I learned as a photographer shooting Comic Con was to pull people away from crowds.

Dan Havlik  |  Aug 19, 2019  |  0 comments

Shutterbug photographer Jordan Matter recently teamed up with fashion model Natalia Taylor to produce the fun, revealing and very tongue-in-cheek video below titled "Fashion Modeling Horror Stories – The Real Truth."

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  |  Aug 09, 2019  |  0 comments

It's Friday, which means it's time to share some of our favorite fun photo tips you can try over the weekend. In the below photography how-to video from Crafty Panda, they show you 10 creative photo ideas and camera hacks for every occasion.

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.

Dan Havlik  |  Jul 31, 2019  |  0 comments

It's an age-old question and, some would say, a myth. Do Canon cameras really capture better skin tones in portraits than Sony cameras?

Karen Foley  |  Jul 26, 2019  |  0 comments

The days of the studio portrait using a solid color background are mostly behind us – thankfully. To get your images noticed these days, photo portraits need to be active, inventive and most importantly personal.

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.

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