Portrait Photography How To

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Ron Leach  |  Jun 23, 2022  |  0 comments

Background removal used to be an arduous task requiring somewhat advanced editing skills. Thanks to recent developments in Photoshop, however, this task is now so easy that anyone can quickly get the job done.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 15, 2022  |  1 comments

If you’re having trouble nailing exposure and ask a few friends for help, you’re likely to be told, “it’s time you mastered Manual mode.” While that’s certainly an option, there’s another (and often easier) way to consistently achieve perfectly exposed photos.

Henry Anderson  |  Jun 09, 2022  |  0 comments

How low can you go? That’s what pro photographer Andrew Boey of Beyond Photography asks in the below tutorial where he advises you to try shooting from low angles, sometimes really low angles, to give your portraits a unique look.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 08, 2022  |  0 comments

Amidst the ongoing race for the latest and greatest gear, some photographers minimize the important role they play when it comes to capturing great images. Hence the adage, “It’s the photographer, not the camera, that makes a photo.”

Henry Anderson  |  Jun 02, 2022  |  0 comments

Posing tips, tricks and how-tos for plus size women have been popular with Shutterbug readers so here’s another great tutorial on the subject. This one is coming to you from plus size model and influencer Ashley Lopez who shows you “how to pose for pictures as a plus size woman.”

Henry Anderson  |  May 31, 2022  |  0 comments

Portrait and beauty photographer Irene Rudnyk is one of the queens of the beach photo shoots on YouTube. A few months ago, we shared an awesome behind-the-scenes (BTS) video of Rudnyk’s tips for capturing backlit photos of a swimsuit model at the beach. Now she’s back with another great beach photography tutorial and BTS video on how to shoot gorgeous golden hour portraits.

Lynsey Weatherspoon  |  May 27, 2022  |  0 comments

(Editor’s Note: Exploring Light is a monthly Shutterbug column featuring tips, tricks, and photo advice from professional photographers in Canon Explorers of Light education program. This month's column is by Lynsey Weatherspoon, with five great tips for documenting heritage and cultural lineage.

Ron Leach  |  May 25, 2022  |  0 comments

The Luminosity Mask is a versatile image-editing tool, enabling you to make selective tone-based adjustments to specific portions of an image. In other words, you can modify highlights, shadows, or midtones in one area without affecting other parts of a photograph.

Ron Leach  |  May 24, 2022  |  0 comments

One of the challenges we all face as photographers is conveying the excitement of action scenes in a still image. In the eye-opening tutorial below you’ll learn an easy method for bringing life to outdoor images with a little help from Photoshop.

Ron Leach  |  May 23, 2022  |  0 comments

When it comes to portraiture, “posing is everything.” So says pro Justin Laurens who regrettably neglected this consideration when first getting started. He admits he was initially confused by how to pose models, and considered this important skill “trivial.”

Ron Leach  |  May 20, 2022  |  0 comments

Some photographers shy away from shooting portraits because they don’t own supplemental lighting equipment or they’re intimidated by the complexity involved. But today we’ll show you how easy it is to make beautiful people pictures outdoors under available light.

Ron Leach  |  May 12, 2022  |  0 comments

One unfortunate mistake we see regularly is bumping up saturation in an attempt to make photos “POP,” with a heavy-handed approach that gives the shot an ugly, unrealistic appearance and actually ruins the image.

Henry Anderson  |  May 11, 2022  |  0 comments

You’ve probably noticed there’s been a trend for editing portraits lately that favors a bright, high key look. While there is some visual appeal to processing portraits this way since it gives them an eye-catching, ethereal color palette there are some trade-offs to this method.

Ron Leach  |  May 11, 2022  |  0 comments

Shooting outdoor portraits can be a mixed bag. On the one hand, natural light photography means carrying less gear, but here’s the problem: On bright, sunny days with high contrast, it can be difficult to properly meter a scene and capture flattering images.

Henry Anderson  |  May 05, 2022  |  0 comments

When shooting portraits, is it better to use a zoom lens or a prime lens? It's a common question a lot of photographers, particularly those who are just starting out in portraiture, are bound to ask.

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