Portrait Photography How To

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Shutterbug Staff  |  Sep 18, 2018  |  0 comments

With everyone taking selfies these days, why are so many of these self-portraits so terrible? And when couples shoot selfies together while traveling (such as on vacation), why do they only seem to capture their faces and none of the scenic surroundings?

Shutterbug Staff  |  Sep 17, 2018  |  0 comments

Photographer Sean Tucker has a message for photographers who might have a phobia about using their camera’s manual mode. Get over your fear! Understanding manual mode is critical to nailing exposure, which he fully explains in the below video.

Hernan Rodriguez  |  Sep 14, 2018  |  0 comments

My approach to taking portraits is simple: I want to capture natural, relatable images, where I'm able to catch every individual's true essence and true identity. For me, prime lenses are the ideal type of lens for this type of photography.

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. 

Shutterbug Staff  |  Sep 12, 2018  |  0 comments

Here’s another simple yet effective photography tips video from Light Club. In the short 2.5-minute clip, the work of some of the world’s top photographers is used to show that the key to create a powerful portrait is how you capture the eyes.

Dan Havlik  |  Aug 31, 2018  |  0 comments

Let’s say you wanted to attend next week’s Portrait Masters Conference + Expo in Phoenix, AZ but realized that it’s already sold out. Or let’s say, you just didn’t have the time (or money) to fly to the show, book a hotel etc. and check out all the portrait photography classes and presentations from respected photographers and educators, but are still interested in the content.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Aug 30, 2018  |  0 comments

Are you in the market for a new lens? Well, then you should definitely check out the below video where photographer Pierre T. Lambert compares six different lenses/focal lengths to show how they affect your shots so you can pick the right one for you.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Aug 17, 2018  |  0 comments

Here’s an interesting video from photographer Pierre T. Lambert. It starts out with what looks like a spectacular photo shoot of a waterfall in the Philippines but then abruptly stops when Lambert explains how everything went wrong.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Aug 08, 2018  |  0 comments

Love live music? Love photography? Then, in all likelihood, you’re probably interested in concert photography. In the below video from COOPH, Leica photographer Michael Agel gives you five tips on how to shoot amazing photos of concerts.

The Editors  |  Aug 08, 2018  |  0 comments

Here’s another Shutterbug video from Scott Kelby with a simple but important tip for anyone who shoots portraits. 

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jul 27, 2018  |  0 comments

Pro swimwear photographer Anita Sadowska is back with another great tutorial. In the below video, she tackles the problem of what do you do when you have the right natural light when photographing a swimsuit model, but it’s in the wrong place.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jul 23, 2018  |  0 comments

The video portrait challenge where three photographers shoot the same model and then compare the results has been popularized by photographer Jessica Kobeissi on her excellent YouTube channel. Now photographer Sheldon Evans has gotten into the act and done his variation on this fun photography challenge, which you can see below.

Dan Havlik  |  Jul 23, 2018  |  0 comments

Don’t believe it when tell people tell you it’s wrong to shoot portraits with a wide-angle lens. If you know what you’re doing, your results can be eye-catching and super modern-looking.

Andrea Keister  |  Jul 13, 2018  |  0 comments

Aspiring model Bryan Stacks had previously worked with photographer Natasha Rawls, so when he suggested doing another photo shoot, she didn’t hesitate. In fact, she already had a location in mind: the Collierville Historic Train Depot in Collierville, Tennessee.

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