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Ron Leach  |  Nov 22, 2021  |  0 comments

Many photographers prefer to use natural light, whether they’re shooting portraits or other types of images. But that can be a difficult challenge under high-contrast light—unless you know the proper technique.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 18, 2021  |  0 comments

If you’re running out of fresh ideas, and need a quick jolt of inspiration, this fun video will provide a quick jump-start and get your creative juices flowing once again. You’ll pick up five eye-popping ideas in less than three minutes, enabling you to shoot images with the WOW! factor.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 11, 2021  |  0 comments

It’s not uncommon for photographers to avoid using a flash when shooting outdoors. Sometimes that’s because they prefer the look of ambient light images, while other times it’ a matter of not understanding how to properly employ supplemental light.

Henry Anderson  |  Nov 02, 2021  |  0 comments

Here's a great idea to capture truly head-turning portraits if you have a willing model. In the below video, photographer Karl Taylor shows you how to create dynamic portraits by throwing (yes, throwing) paint on a model.

Henry Anderson  |  Oct 29, 2021  |  0 comments

Not everyone who shoots portraits can have a fancy studio. Sometimes, you have to work with what you have, which can be a small space at home or even a room in an apartment. Just because you're shooting portraits in a small space doesn't mean you can't have professional-looking lighting though.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 30, 2021  |  0 comments

Have you ever wanted to try your hand at still life photography but shied away from the challenge, thinking you lacked the necessary equipment and skills? If so, this quick tutorial is for you.

Henry Anderson  |  Sep 29, 2021  |  0 comments

Great lighting in boudoir photography is key. How to create the right light for an eye-catching lingerie photo can be tricky though.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 29, 2021  |  0 comments

If you’re a regular on this page, you know that we don’t subscribe to the notion that Manual Mode is the only way to go if you’re serious about photography. In fact, we recently posted a tutorial in which one pro insisted that Aperture Priority Mode is often a better choice.

Henry Anderson  |  Sep 07, 2021  |  0 comments

We've heard some people complain their portraits look blah because they can't find good locations to shoot them in. We're sorry but that's a poor excuse because, as pro photographer Manny Ortiz shows you below, good portraits can happen just about anywhere.

Henry Anderson  |  Aug 26, 2021  |  0 comments

There are some who say you're not a true photographer if you shoot in natural light. What utter nonsense!

Henry Anderson  |  Aug 18, 2021  |  0 comments

A lingerie photo shoot might sound simple to some photographers. Put a model in lingerie and click the shutter. That's all there is to it, right?

Henry Anderson  |  Aug 17, 2021  |  0 comments

Lighting your portraits properly is the key to producing a great image. Everyone knows this but not everyone knows how to do lighting right. Fortunately, there are experts like photographer Manny Ortiz who shows you how to do the ultimate lighting set-up in just two minutes.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 04, 2021  |  0 comments

Many photographers shy away from the one accessory that can make a huge difference in their images, both indoors and out. What we’re discussing here is supplemental light in its most basic form; namely the affordable and easy to use electronic flash.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 27, 2021  |  0 comments

Most of us don’t make our living as professional photographers, but there’s no reason to advertise your amateur status with images that somehow miss the mark. Fortunately, you can easily up your game by watching the quick video below.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 26, 2021  |  0 comments

Summer is in full swing, and that means a trip to the beach. And what better way to make eye-catching images than shooting seaside portraits of pretty models? Keep reading if that sounds like fun, because we have five simple tips to improve your results.

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