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Photographer Captures Portraits of Indigenous Peoples from Around the World Befo…

Exposure Guide Photographer Captures Portraits of Indigenous Peoples from Around the World Before They Disappear http://goo.gl/Vm15N8 Read More at Exposure Guide

Six Ways to Capture the True Character of a Subject in Portraits

Digital Photography School Tips for bringing out the true character of your subject in the portraits you take Six Ways to Capture the True Character of a Subject in Portraits If you want to take your portraits to the next level – follow these tips for capturing more character in your people photos. Read More at Digital Photography School

How to Use a Strip Softbox for Portraits in Outdoor Locations

PetaPixel How to light outdoor portraits with a stripbox. How to Use a Strip Softbox for Portraits in Outdoor Locations Here’s a 10-minute video tutorial in which photographer Kyle Cong shows why a strip softbox is a very handy thing to have if you’re shooting portraits on l Read More at PetaPixel

7 ways to improve your portraits with a reflector and white foamcore

DIYPhotography Great improvement without too much investment 7 ways to improve your portraits with a reflector and white foamcore 5-in-1 reflector is a super-handy tool for both bounding and diffusing the light. Arron Nace from Phlearn shows you seven different setups you can create using a single light, with the addition of a reflector or even simple foamcore. Both the reflector and the foamcore are pretty cheap, yet they are… Read More at DIY Photography

How to create low key Rembrandt light portraits in the studio

DIYPhotography I don’t remember Rembrandt including chickens in the portraits he painted How to create low key Rembrandt light portraits in the studio Rembrandt had a wonderful way of simulating light in his paintings. So much so, that there’s a whole photography lighting technique named after him. Not surprisingly, Rembrandt lighting. It’s characterised by a small triangle of light under the subject’s eye on the shadow side of the face. It’s typi… Read More at DIY Photography

This Legendary Street Photographer Traveled to State Fairs. See the Haunting Portraits He Captured

Magnum Photos “I would like to get the soul out of somebody. That’s my main interest. I want you the viewer to feel that person.” Bruce Gilden speaks to TIME about his recent work at American state fairs. This Legendary Street Photographer Traveled to State Fairs. See the Haunting Portraits He Captured The photos are part of a series called ‘Farm Boys and Farm Girls’ Read More at Magnum Photos

Using Reflectors to Take Better Portraits

Don’t overlook the humble reflector. Using Reflectors to Take Better Portraits There are several different ways to light up your subject for portraits, sometimes we can get caught up in needing more lights for our sets while forgetting there are other tools that can help. Reflectors can very beneficial in bouncing additional light in a cost-effective way. Whether it’s the sun,… Link to the full Fstoppers Facebook post

7 Tips for Interacting with People to Create Better Portraits

Your interaction with your subject can be as important as any other element of portrait photography. 7 Tips for Interacting with People to Create Better Portraits Interaction is the basis of a portrait session, in every single way. In the most obvious ways, for example, you must interact with the client to set up the session, during the session, and when the images are done. The portrait session is also an interaction with self, both for you the photographer… Link […]

White Background Lighting Tutorial for Portraits or Product Shots

White Background Lighting Tutorial for Portraits or Product Shots Often, when you shoot subjects on a pure white background, the background doesn’t turn out truly white. This can work well if that’s the look you’re going for, but what if you really want your background white? According to advertising photographer Joe Edelman, it’s a simple fix: Though some photogr… Link to the full Popular Photography Facebook post

Full-Frame vs. Crop Sensor Shootout: Can You Spot the Difference in These Portraits? (VIDEO)

Watch the video and tell us what you think. Full-Frame vs. Crop Sensor Shootout: Can You Spot the Difference in These Portraits? (VIDEO) Many photographers are more than willing to pay a significant premium for the latest full-frame cameras, but does the difference in image quality as compared to crop-sensor cameras justify the extra cost? We don’t expect to answer this question here, but the six-minute video below provides an intere… Link to the full Shutterbug Magazine Facebook post

Shooting Portraits in a Bedroom with a Reflector and Natural Light

100% natural light. Shooting Portraits in a Bedroom with a Reflector and Natural Light Here’s an inspiring 5-minute behind-the-scenes video by photographer Irene Rudnyk, who shot a series of gorgeous portraits in a bedroom using only natural Link to the full PetaPixel Facebook post

10 Helpful Tips for Using Off-Camera Flash for Nighttime Portraits

Shooting with flash at night can be done with just speedlights. Try it out! 10 Helpful Tips for Using Off-Camera Flash for Nighttime Portraits Shooting off-camera flash is one of the most important skills you can learn as a photographer. In this video, you’ll learn exactly how to do that during the evening and see some wonderful portraits made using the techniques contained herein. Link to the full Fstoppers Facebook post

Three Tips for Taking Better Portraits in Poor Locations

Shooting in a poor location? You can still make great images! Three Tips for Taking Better Portraits in Poor Locations It’s going to happen at sometime during your career (probably a lot of times): you’ll be forced to shoot in an uninspiring or just bad location. However, the potential of almost any location can be salvaged to produce good portraiture. This helpful video will give you three quick tips to do just tha… Link to the full Fstoppers Facebook post

Some Helpful Tips for Better Golden Hour Portraits

Love the golden hour? Love it all the more with these tips. Some Helpful Tips for Better Golden Hour Portraits Ah, the golden hour, that magical time when photographers emerge from their editing caves to maniacally snap as many portraits as they can before the sun goes down. Ok, I exaggerated slightly, but most of us do love the golden hour. Here are some helpful tips to get better shots during that special… Link to the full Fstoppers Facebook post

Tips for taking great Family Portraits >>

Tips for taking great Family Portraits >> https://digital-photography-school.com/10-tips-for-creating-great-family-portraits/ Link to the full Popular Photography Facebook post

7 Ways To Create Authentic & Powerful Portraits

How to take portraits that not only look great but reflect the character of your subject. 7 Ways To Create Authentic & Powerful Portraits by Steven McConnell Do you remember the time you were learning to drive a car? If you’re like most people, it began as a purely technical, logical activity. You had to think about your every move. You were reacting to your environment, rather than anticipating it. Over time, that settled into a form… Link to the […]

Off-Camera Flash vs. Natural Light: Which Is Best for Outdoor Portraits? (VIDEO)

The answer is “both.” Off-Camera Flash vs. Natural Light: Which Is Best for Outdoor Portraits? (VIDEO) Many photographers love the look of outdoor portraits shot under natural light. But sometimes either the setting or ambient light levels don’t cooperate and off-camera flash delivers the best results. In the video below from photographer Manny Ortiz you’ll learn the pros and cons of each approach to… Link to the full Shutterbug Magazine Facebook post

Use Color Contrast in Photoshop for More Depth and Richness in Portraits

Improve the look of your portraits with this technique! Use Color Contrast in Photoshop for More Depth and Richness in Portraits There are so many different ways to process your photographs. Some people will spend hours on a single image, others will spend a few seconds, and the rest of us fall somewhere in between those ranges. For the most part I think we all strive to get as much as we can in-camera through the time we spe… Link […]

Tips for taking great studio portraits with just one light >>

Tips for taking great studio portraits with just one light >> https://digital-photography-school.com/studio-portraits-getting-started-with-one-light/ Link to the full Popular Photography Facebook post

Conceptual Portraits with a Stunning Interplay of Light and Shadow | ExposureGuide.com

Conceptual Portraits with a Stunning Interplay of Light and Shadow http://goo.gl/Cr34cT Conceptual Portraits with a Stunning Interplay of Light and Shadow | ExposureGuide.com Link to the full Popular Photography Facebook post

5 More Tips for Making Better Black and White Portraits

Tips for creating beautiful black and white portraits. 5 More Tips for Making Better Black and White Portraits Creating and editing black and white portraits requires some extra skills. Here are 5 tips to help you execute better black and white portraits. Link to the full Popular Photography Facebook post

How to Take Portraits at Night: 10 Tips

Try out these tips and let us know how your night shoots go! How to Take Portraits at Night: 10 Tips Low light photography as a whole proves to be a challenge, but getting a decent portrait once the sun goes down can be especially difficult. An off camera flash can remedy many of the issues that arise most frequently, but it isn’t always the most intuitive tool. Photographer Francisco Hernandez bre… Link to the full Popular Photography Facebook post

How to take beautiful portraits of toddlers and babies – together. Read this be…

How to take beautiful portraits of toddlers and babies – together. Read this beautifully illustrated tutorial > https://digital-photography-school.com/3-secrets-to-getting-amazing-toddler-and-newborn-photos/ Link to the full Popular Photography Facebook post

Creative Portraits Using a Plastic Dust Sheet

Creative Portraits Using a Plastic Dust Sheet Creating unique portrait shots doesn’t require fancy gear or even a lot of technical know-how. Photographer Gavin Hoey demonstrates how even the humblest of props can transform a mundane shot into an original work of art: For those interested in shooting creative portraiture on a small budget, it’s… Link to the full Popular Photography Facebook post

WOW! 21 Beautiful Black and White Portraits >>

WOW! 21 Beautiful Black and White Portraits >> https://digital-photography-school.com/21-dramatic-black-and-white-portraits/ Link to the full Popular Photography Facebook post

How to create more authentic portraits that reflect the true character of your s…

How to create more authentic portraits that reflect the true character of your subject >> https://digital-photography-school.com/7-steps-capturing-truth-portraiture/ Link to the full Popular Photography Facebook post

Epic Portraits Shot With an iPhone, a Flashlight, and a Big Mac Box

Profoto?! Try Big Mac. Epic Portraits Shot With an iPhone, a Flashlight, and a Big Mac Box Being a commercial photographer means being able to deliver no matter what the conditions are and pushing the boundaries for the client. In this video, as you’ll see, French photographer Philippe Echaroux was given the challenge to go even further and create stunning portraits using only an iPhone,… Link to the full Fstoppers Facebook post

How to Photograph Silhouette Portraits in the Middle of the Day

Here’s an awesome technique. How to Photograph Silhouette Portraits in the Middle of the Day Silhouette portraits are always fun to experiment with, and it’s easy to assume that we are limited to sunrise and sunset for capturing this type of image. With knowledge of camera exposure settings and a single off-camera flash, this style of portrait can be produced at any time of day or night. Link to the full Fstoppers Facebook post

French Pro Uses a Big Mac Box “Light Modifier” on a Flashlight to Make Awesome Portraits (VIDEO)

This DIY light modifier is fattening! French Pro Uses a Big Mac Box “Light Modifier” on a Flashlight to Make Awesome Portraits (VIDEO) Phillippe Echaroux is a French celebrity and advertising photographer who typically uses the best cameras and studio gear available. So what happened when the folks at ISO 1200 challenged him to shoot portraits with an iPhone, a cheap flashlight, and a Big Mac Box for a light modifier? These awesome… Link to the full Shutterbug Magazine Facebook […]

Photographer Takes More Adorable Pics Of Teeny-Tiny Disney Princesses | HuffPost

The photographer who went viral with her photos of Disney princess babies is back with more magic, and the pics are just as cute as last time. Earlier this year, Karen Marie of Belly Beautiful Portraits captured pics of six babies dressed as Disney princesses. After the project racked up millions of views in a video Babble and Disney (Babble’s parent company) shared on social media, Karen Marie knew she wanted to quickly start her next series of baby princess […]

Glorious Portraits from the 2017 World Beard And Mustache Championship

These aren’t your everyday portraits… Glorious Portraits from the 2017 World Beard And Mustache Championship The 2017 World Beard And Mustache Championship was held this past weekend in Austin, Texas, and people from near and far flocked to the Austin Facial Hair Link to the full PetaPixel story

The Basics of Three Point Lighting for Portraits

What are some of the more creative ways you’ve used the three-point lighting system? The Basics of Three Point Lighting for Portraits If you studied photography in school, you no doubt learned the classic three-point lighting method for portraits. But if you’re self-taught, this enormously useful technique may not yet be in your repertoire. If you fall in the latter category, never fear. Music photographer PJ Pantelis has created… Link to the full Popular Photography story

How to Pose and Angle the Body for Better Portraits

Tips with LOTS of great illustrations of what to do (and not to do) when posing for portraits. How to Pose and Angle the Body for Better Portraits One of the best ways to make a living with photography is to photograph people. People need photographs of themselves for their business, conferences, publications, acting, and more. When they come to you to have their photo taken, they trust you to make them look good. That is really one of the […]

Turn your bathroom into a natural light softbox for amazing portraits

This might explain why so many selfies are shot in bathrooms. Turn your bathroom into a natural light softbox for amazing portraits When most portrait photographers want to create a directional soft light look, they break out the strobes. Then they usually stick a big octabox on the front of it. But what if you don’t have all that gear? How else can you get soft directional light? Well, you may be able to use the window in your… Link […]

Manny Ortiz Shares His Secrets for Making Beautiful Outdoor Portraits (VIDEO)

Join Ortiz and his wife on a walk through the woods Manny Ortiz Shares His Secrets for Making Beautiful Outdoor Portraits (VIDEO) One way to improve your photography is to observe a successful pro doing his thing. And in the video below you can do just that while taking a walk in the woods with Manny Ortiz and his pretty wife and model Diana. Link to the full Shutterbug Magazine story

Photo Series Features Portraits of Complete Strangers Found on Craigslist

Would you shoot people you found on Craigslist? Photo Series Features Portraits of Complete Strangers Found on Craigslist Los Angeles photography studio Kremer Johnson has come up with a unique idea for their latest personal project. The series features such impressive portraits you will immediately think you should know the subject. The thing is you don’t; the photos are just that well done. All the models are simply… Link to the full Fstoppers story

Photoshop Trick: How to Add “Delicious” Color Tints to Portraits and Make Them POP! (VIDEO)

Another great tutorial from Unmesh Dinda. Photoshop Trick: How to Add “Delicious” Color Tints to Portraits and Make Them POP! (VIDEO) If you’re looking for a way to create portraits with a unique vibrant look, check out this Photoshop tutorial explaining how to colorize images in Photoshop. Link to the full Shutterbug Magazine story

This Photographer Used a McDonald’s Big Mac Box to Light Portraits

Shot on an iPhone… with a McDonald’s Big Mac box for lighting. This Photographer Used a McDonald’s Big Mac Box to Light Portraits French photographer Philippe Echaroux recently decided to challenge himself in the area of shooting portraits of strangers. Instead of using high-end camer Link to the full PetaPixel story

Backlighting to Make Your Portraits Stand Out

Backlighting can make a huge difference Backlighting to Make Your Portraits Stand Out In a world saturated with photography, you have to find ways to stand out. If you are able to put in the extra skill and effort to make something that is unique, it can quickly gain attention. Backlighting is one technique I use to accomplish this. Initially, backlighting seemed like a difficult tas… Link to the full Fstoppers story

3 Tips for Teaching Male Friends to Pose for Portraits like a Pro (VIDEO)

Men are different than women. Really. 3 Tips for Teaching Male Friends to Pose for Portraits like a Pro (VIDEO) One challenge when making portraits of friends and family is dealing with subjects who are inexperienced at posing. Things tend to get even more difficult when photographing men who aren’t really models because they tend to be more reticent about striking a pose than women. Link to the full Shutterbug Magazine story