Portrait Photography How To

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Henry Anderson  |  Feb 15, 2022  |  0 comments

It's almost impossible to pick one favorite lens for portrait photography, which is why pro photographer Julia Trotti has narrowed it down to two primes as her top choice(s): 35mm and 85mm. Why does she pick these two focal lengths, in particular, for shooting portraits?

Ron Leach  |  Feb 15, 2022  |  0 comments

Have you ever captured a photo, looked at it on your camera’s LCD, and said to yourself, “Wow! This looks perfect,” only to view the image closely on the computer and find a bunch of distracting imperfections? If that’s a familiar scenario, this tutorial is for you.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 10, 2022  |  0 comments

Even if you don’t consider yourself a portrait photographer, sooner or later you’ll be asked to shoot some people pictures of family and friends. If you don’t feel up for the challenge, the quick tutorial below will supply all the confidence you need for getting the job done right.

Henry Anderson  |  Feb 08, 2022  |  0 comments

If you've ever wanted a behind-the-scenes (BTS) look at a boudoir photography session complete with tips and posing techniques, the below video is for you. Led by Elizabeth Clem, a Cincinnati, Ohio-based professional boudoir photography, the tutorial gives you some insider advice on how to get started in shooting boudoir.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 07, 2022  |  0 comments

Quite a few photographers prefer making portraits with available light—either because they prefer the look, or they don’t own supplemental light equipment. It’s possible to do that indoors, like when using window lighting, but the typical approach is to shoot outdoors.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 01, 2022  |  0 comments

Last week we featured a straightforward Lightroom tutorial explaining how to recover shadow detail in underexposed photos. Today we’ll help you solve the opposite challenge; namely, dealing with images that are far too bright.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 28, 2022  |  0 comments

If you’re looking for some fun photo ideas to try over the weekend, you’ve come to the right place. In the two-minute visual tutorial below you’ll receive a heavy dose of inspiration, with five unique photo ideas that deliver eye-popping results.

Henry Anderson  |  Jan 27, 2022  |  0 comments

These days, everyone likes throwbacks. Whether it's retro-style cameras, vintage lenses, or even analog photography and film, classic things, by their very nature, never go out of style.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 27, 2022  |  0 comments

When shooting portraits, nature, or other types of outdoor images, one of the best ways to accentuate a key foreground subject is to create shallow depth of field with an out-of-focus background. You can often do that in the camera by selecting the proper focal length and aperture setting, and positioning your subject close to the camera.

Henry Anderson  |  Jan 25, 2022  |  0 comments

You know the expression, "keep it simple"? Or how about this one: "less is more?" Those are words to live by for many things in life including boudoir photography, believe it or not.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 14, 2022  |  1 comments

If you’ve never bothered to change the default settings on your camera, it’s time to pay attention and make a few modifications so your it performs best for you. As you’ll see in the quick explainer below, there are several key camera settings you should seriously consider changing, whether or not your camera is brand new.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 10, 2022  |  0 comments

Unless you have unlimited funds and room for a closet full of gear, choosing a new camera is a really important decision that requires very careful research. As you’ll see in the video below, a bit of help from an experienced pro can greatly facilitate the process and help you make an informed choice.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 06, 2022  |  0 comments

Have you ever photographed a scene with vibrant natural-looking colors, only to discover that your image doesn’t look nearly as good on the computer as it did through the viewfinder? Well, join the club.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 04, 2022  |  0 comments

One of the key starting points for capturing great images is exposing a scene properly. And that holds true whether you’re photographing portraits, outdoor sports events, landscapes, indoor concerts, or other types of photos.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 30, 2021  |  0 comments

A simple way to give photos more impact is to change the color of one or more objects in the scene. And you’ll be surprised how easy this task is to accomplish in Photoshop by watching the video below.

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