Portrait Photography How To

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Henry Anderson  |  Dec 29, 2021  |  0 comments

If the person in your portrait forgot to iron his or her clothes, it doesn't mean you need to have ugly wrinkles in the photo. You can always "iron" clothing in the image after the shoot using a few simple tricks in Photoshop.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 16, 2021  |  0 comments

High-key photography is popular among portrait and wedding photographers and involves properly lighting a scene to achieve a bright, airy and unique look. While getting it right in the camera can be complicated, and may involve special lighting equipment, the effect is easy to mimic in Photoshop.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 15, 2021  |  0 comments

Most of the tutorials we post deal with a singular shooting or editing technique for making a specific type of image. The unique video below is different, as it reveals one essential method for improving virtually every photo you shoot.

Henry Anderson  |  Dec 09, 2021  |  0 comments

Here's a fun video if you're a fan (or even if you not) of popular YouTube photographers Manny Ortiz, Anita Sadowska, and Irene Rudnyk. In the below clip, Ortiz, Sadowska, and Rudnyk take a trip into the desert outside Las Vegas, NV to photograph Ortiz' wife, the model and nurse Diana.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 06, 2021  |  0 comments

There’s much more to selecting a lens than focal length, maximum aperture, AF vs MF, and whether you’re looking for a prime lens or a zoom. In fact, depending upon your style of photography and the emotion you want to convey, an economical lens may be a better choice than high-end glass that’s far more costly.

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.

Barbara Bordnick  |  Nov 19, 2021  |  0 comments

(Editor’s Note: Exploring Light is a monthly Shutterbug column featuring tips, tricks, and photo advice from professional photographers in the Canon Explorers of Light and Canon Legends education program. This month's column is by Barbara Bordnick with easy tips for capturing great photos of friends and family this holiday season.

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 17, 2021  |  0 comments

Experienced portrait photographers know that one key to a successful image is rendering skin tones in a manner that appears both natural and flattering. Dull pale skin is unappealing, as are overly saturated tones that can be ugly and unrealistic.

Henry Anderson  |  Nov 11, 2021  |  0 comments

There's a reason they call a 50mm lens the "nifty fifty." A 50 mil is just an incredibly versatile prime lens that's easy to use and, often, affordably priced.

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.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 10, 2021  |  0 comments

Camera manufacturers take pride in how many focus points are available in new models, and the number seems to be increasing with every introduction. From a user’s perspective, the phase “more is better” often rings true.

Henry Anderson  |  Nov 10, 2021  |  0 comments

It's a simple consideration but one that's crucial for shooting attractive portraits. What is the right height to hold or position your camera?

Ron Leach  |  Nov 09, 2021  |  0 comments

Are you one of those photographers who don’t like to spend a lot of time editing photos? Or perhaps you’re new to Photoshop and not sure how to deal with images that need a bit of work. In either case, this quick tutorial is for you.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 08, 2021  |  0 comments

Ricoh’s line of powerful full-featured pocket cameras has undergone an interesting and welcome transformation since the first GR Digital model was introduced back in 2006. There were three subsequent cameras, all with small sensors, with a bump in resolution from the first 8.1-megapixel version.

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