Portrait Photography How To

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Dan Havlik  |  Aug 04, 2020  |  0 comments

Some boudoir photo shoots are the result of careful planning and preparation. Others can come at you out of left field. So, what do you do if you have to quickly think on your feet when shooting boudoir?

Henry Anderson  |  Jul 31, 2020  |  0 comments

One of our favorite portrait photographers is back with another helpful tutorial, this time on how to shoot flattering images in less than ideal lighting.

Dan Havlik  |  Jul 24, 2020  |  0 comments

Don't let a little bad weather ruin your photo shoot. Sometimes a rainy day can make for an attractive portrait: you've just got to make sure your photos don't end up being all wet.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 21, 2020  |  0 comments

In what can best be described as the “speed dating” of portraiture, the video below demonstrates what happens when two photographers give themselves 10 seconds, one minute, and 10 minutes to capture a great portrait. Sounds crazy, right? But the results are pretty impressive.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 21, 2020  |  0 comments

Unmesh Dinda is an image-editing wizard with an international following on YouTube. You’ll see why in the following tutorial as he demonstrates how Photoshop’s new Select-Subject Tool outperforms the more familiar Pen Tool that is quite unpopular among many photographers.

Henry Anderson  |  Jul 17, 2020  |  0 comments

Jordi Koalitic is one of our favorite YouTube channels for sharing clever tricks to make photos stand out on social media. In the latest video from the channel, which is a collaboration between brothers Jordi and Arnau Puig, the team really outdoes itself by working with some special talent to take their images to the next level.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 16, 2020  |  0 comments

It’s not often you can pick up a variety of powerful tips on portrait photography in just two minutes. But that’s exactly what you’ll find in the visual tutorial below.

Dan Havlik  |  Jul 13, 2020  |  0 comments

Mistakes are a part of life. And they're certainly a part of a photographer's life as well. But if you're a smart person (or a smart photographer), mistakes can be a gift since they give you an opportunity to learn and grow.

Dan Havlik  |  Jul 08, 2020  |  0 comments

We love it when pro photographers recommend their favorite gear because nothing beats having an expert opinion. In the below video, long-time portrait photographer Miguel Quiles who runs a popular YouTube channel, shares what he says is the best background for portrait photography.

Dan Havlik  |  Jul 03, 2020  |  0 comments

Summer is a great time to go to the beach but now, more than ever, it's important to avoid the crowds. Along with keeping a safe social distance from others at the beach, photographers want to keep their photo shoots free from distracting people in the background.

Henry Anderson  |  Jul 02, 2020  |  0 comments

Do your photos often look blurry and you can't figure out why? Well, there are quite a few reasons why your images aren't sharp enough and in the below video from Adorama, photographer Gavin Hoey explains seven of them.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 01, 2020  |  0 comments

Many good photographers shy away from portraiture, with the misunderstanding that it takes a well-equipped studio to achieve great results. Nothing could be further from the truth, as you’ll see in the video below.

Amrish Mudgal  |  Jun 29, 2020  |  0 comments

Boudoir photography is becoming more and more popular. This form of intimate portraiture requires a unique mix of photography skills. There is an element of fine art, glamor and fashion photography, and standard portraits. But boudoir stands alone as a niche in photography because it speaks to the private lives of everyday people.

Michele Celentano  |  Jun 26, 2020  |  0 comments

(Editor’s Note: Exploring Light is a monthly Shutterbug column featuring tips, tricks, and photo advice from professional photographers in Canon's Explorers of Light education program. This month's column is by Michele Celentano on how to safely pose models in our time of social distancing.)

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