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Photographer Zach Smidt Creates Beautiful Outdoor Portraits by Light Painting His Pretty Girlfriend

Shutterbug Magazine You definitely need to give this a try. Photographer Zach Smidt Creates Beautiful Outdoor Portraits by Light Painting His Pretty Girlfriend Zach Smidt of Zach Alan Photography is a Houston-based shooter with a creative approach to portraiture. He recently teamed up with his girlfriend Juli to make a series of stunning outdoor images using light painting techniques. Read More at Shutterbug.com

Shooting Soft and Natural Portraits Using Inexpensive Christmas Lights

Fstoppers Got holiday lights? Get shooting! Shooting Soft and Natural Portraits Using Inexpensive Christmas Lights Go behind the scenes to see how one photographer used every day Christmas lights to create beautiful portraits in her own bedroom. Read More at Fstoppers

These Dreamy Underwater Portraits Will Transport You to the Mermaid World

PictureCorrect Photography Tips These Dreamy Underwater Portraits Will Transport You to the Mermaid World Underwater photography is one of the most popular diving specialties, and with so many underwater cameras to choose from, it has become easier and more fun than ever to capture images of our underwater scuba adventures. This, on the other hand, is a peculiar type of underwater photography. Check out… Read More at Picture Correct

Dramatic Portraits of Solitary Figures that Appear Consumed by Nature

Exposure Guide Dramatic Portraits of Solitary Figures that Appear Consumed by Nature http://goo.gl/6WKFmk Read More at Exposure Guide

Jasmine Starr Shares Useful Tips For Posing Couples During Wedding Portraits

Popular Photography Even if you’re not shooting weddings, these portrait posing techniques can be very handy. Jasmine Starr Shares Useful Tips For Posing Couples During Wedding Portraits Get some useful posing tips for posing couples from wedding photographer Jasmine Starr. Read More at Popular Photography

December Photo Challenge: Family Portraits

Popular Photography Want to get published in the pages of Popular Photography? Check out this month’s family portrait photo challenge. December Photo Challenge: Family Portraits Your family photography could earn you a spot in the pages of Popular Photography. Read More at Popular Photography

How to Crop Portraits Read the full article with 5 Tips for Effective Cropping…

Digital Photography School How to Crop Portraits Read the full article with 5 Tips for Effective Cropping ➡️ https://digital-photography-school.com/good-crop-bad-crop-how-to-crop-portraits/ Read More at Digital Photography School

How to do a 3 Light Setup for Composite Portraits

PictureCorrect Photography Tips How to do a 3 Light Setup for Composite Portraits Composite photography opens up your possibilities, particularly if you’re shooting for a client who wants a very specific look for a publication. But how do you make sure you get the right shot to use? This tutorial by Aaron Anderson guides you through setting up your lights for shooting composite p… Read More at Picture Correct

How to Shoot Pretty Portraits with a Compact Camera; Manny Ortiz Strips It Down with the Sony RX100

Shutterbug Magazine Golden hour portraits! How to Shoot Pretty Portraits with a Compact Camera; Manny Ortiz Strips It Down with the Sony RX100 Most photographers think of “golden hour” as prime time for capturing stunning sunrises and sunsets, and know it’s important to get there early to set up their shot. But as you’ll see in the video below, the sweet early morning and late day light also provides a great opportunity for portraits. Read More at Shutterbug.com

How to Mix Ambient Light and Flash for Outdoor Urban Portraits

PictureCorrect Photography Tips How to Mix Ambient Light and Flash for Outdoor Urban Portraits Here’s is a quick tip for mixing ambient light with flash to perfect backlit portraits. If you’re shooting with the sun staring right at your face from behind the model’s head, don’t fret. Simply follow these steps from photographer Manny Ortiz: To start off, Ortiz sets his ISO at 100 and dials in… Read More at Picture Correct

Have Fun Making Unique Portraits with These Creative Tips & Tricks (VIDEO)

Shutterbug Magazine Step outside your comfort zone have get creative. Have Fun Making Unique Portraits with These Creative Tips & Tricks (VIDEO) One way to have fun with photography and get the creative juices flowing is to step out of your comfort zone and do things a bit differently. The quick tutorial below will help you do just that by offering a variety of fun tips and tricks for shooting portraits. Read More at Shutterbug.com

How to Nail Depth of Field for Portraits

PictureCorrect Photography Tips How to Nail Depth of Field for Portraits A shallow depth of field can breathe life into what would otherwise be a dull portrait. But dialing your aperture in just right in-studio can be a bit a tricky. To shorten your learning curve, freelance photographer Gavin Hoey shares his favorite tips and tricks for getting awesome shallow depth of… Read More at Picture Correct

New! Lightroom Mastery for Portraits

PictureCorrect Photography Tips Launch sale ending soon! New! Lightroom Mastery for Portraits Would you like to create absolutely beautiful edits of people and portraits in seconds instead of hours? This brand new online video course from professional photographer Mike Newton will teach you all the Lightroom secrets the pro’s use to retouch portraits and turn average shots into stunning crea… Read More at Picture Correct

Tips for Shooting Celebrity Portraits in a Studio

PictureCorrect Photography Tips Tips for Shooting Celebrity Portraits in a Studio You don’t have to wait for a celebrity to walk into your studio to use these techniques, you can use them for photographing anyone. But they’re sure to give your subject the star treatment, no matter who you’re photographing. Miguel Quiles shares a few tips to get you started: Choose a Good Portrai… Read More at Picture Correct

Photographer shoots portraits with a lens made of a single water droplet

DIYPhotography This is kind of a DIY lens. 🙂 Pretty impressive. Photographer shoots portraits with a lens made of a single water droplet Ads annoy most of us, but when they’re well-made and creative, they can even be fun to watch. Spa Nederland (mineral water company) has one of those brilliant ads – it shows shooting portraits with a lens made from a water droplet. Photographer Robin de Puy used only a droplet, a glass plate and el… Read More […]

Add Some Pizzazz to Your Portraits with These Cheap and Creative DIY Tricks (VIDEO)

Shutterbug Magazine Up your game with these 6 portrait hacks. Add Some Pizzazz to Your Portraits with These Cheap and Creative DIY Tricks (VIDEO) Earlier this week we showed you how to make great portraits on the cheap with three simple setups. In the video below you’ll learn how to up your portrait game even further with 6 clever hacks that you can create for virtually nothing. Read More at Shutterbug.com

Take Better Portraits in Direct Sunlight with This Tutorial from Fashion Pro Lou Freeman (VIDEO)

Shutterbug Magazine Don’t fear the sun. Take Better Portraits in Direct Sunlight with This Tutorial from Fashion Pro Lou Freeman (VIDEO) Commercial photographer Lou Freeman specializes in fashion/glamour work, and in the 4-minute video below she shows you how to make great outdoor portraits in direct sunlight. Read More at Shutterbug.com

7 Great Tips on How to Shoot Eye-Catching Environmental Portraits

Shutterbug Magazine Delicious portrait tips from Giulio Sciorio! 7 Great Tips on How to Shoot Eye-Catching Environmental Portraits Environmental portraits are all the rage these days in photography because they are far more revealing than a basic portrait of an individual or a simple headshot. As the name suggests, environmental portraits capture a subject within his or her typi Read More at Shutterbug.com

Secrets to Crafting Top-Quality Beauty Portraits: Studio Lighting | Fstoppers

Strobox An article about studio lighting. https://fstoppers.com/studio/secrets-crafting-top-quality-beauty-portraits-studio-lighting-8426 Secrets to Crafting Top-Quality Beauty Portraits: Studio Lighting | Fstoppers In this article I would like to share some of the basics and tips for those of you who enjoy shooting beauty portraits with controlled artificial lighting. Make sure to check out my previous articles of this series: Secrets to Crafting Top-Quality Beauty Portraits: On Location Lighting and Compositi… Read More at Strobox

Kick off Your Weekend Early with These Adorable Portraits of Dogs by Pro Kaylee Greer

Shutterbug Magazine What a great gig! Kick off Your Weekend Early with These Adorable Portraits of Dogs by Pro Kaylee Greer Kaylee Greer is an award-winning professional pet photographer known for her whimsical portraits of dogs being dogs. Her pet portraits delight dog fanciers everywhere, and also display a great mastery of her craft. Read More at Shutterbug.com

How to Shoot Engaging Travel Portraits from Start to Finish

Digital Photography School Tips for travel photographers How to Shoot Engaging Travel Portraits from Start to Finish Capturing great travel portraits can be difficult – this tutorial will walk you through the entire process from approach, to shooting, to finishing up. Read More at Digital Photography School

Lensbaby launches Velvet 85mm f/1.8, a lens designed for soft portraits

DIYPhotography Do you like the soft look, or it’s not really your cup of tea? Lensbaby launches Velvet 85mm f/1.8, a lens designed for soft portraits Lensbaby has announced Velvet 85mm f/1.8, a lens inspired by classic portrait lenses from the mid-20th century. With smooth and soft glow, it’s especially aimed at portrait photography. But, it’s good noting there’s the ability to reduce the softness by stopping the lens down. With 1:2 magnificatio… Read More at DIY Photography

5 Tips on How To Get Awesome Night Portraits in Under Five Minutes (Shutterbug Video)

Shutterbug Magazine We’ve launched a new video series with tips from the pros; check out our first clip led by NY Times-best selling photographer Jordan Matter Photography! 5 Tips on How To Get Awesome Night Portraits in Under Five Minutes (Shutterbug Video) Shutterbug has teamed up with New York Times-best selling author/photographer Jordan Matter for a new series of How To videos called “Tips that Matter.” In his first Shutterbug How To video below, Matter shares five great tips on […]

Low-key Lighting for Dramatic Portraits

Digital Photography School A tutorial on creating low-key lighting for portraits Low-key Lighting for Dramatic Portraits I dare say that nothing is quite like the effect of low-key lighting to show drama in an image. So what does low-key lighting mean in terms of photography? A good definition is found here. Low-key lighting often uses only one key light, optionally controlled with a fill light or a simple reflector.… Read More at Digital Photography School

How Do You Pick Your Best Photos Over the Duds? One Pro Explains His Culling Process (VIDEO)

Shutterbug Magazine A better way to choose the keepers. How Do You Pick Your Best Photos Over the Duds? One Pro Explains His Culling Process (VIDEO) Whether you photograph portraits in the studio or wildlife in the field, a daylong shoot usually results in the onerous task of culling through dozens if not hundreds of images to select the best shots. Read More at Shutterbug.com

If You Want To Shoot Portraits Like the iPhone 7 Plus Commercial, Be Sure to Bring a Reflector or Light

Popular Photography The iPhone 7 Plus camera is very good, but it’s not magic. If You Want To Shoot Portraits Like the iPhone 7 Plus Commercial, Be Sure to Bring a Reflector or Light Read More at Popular Photography

Creepy Portraits of a Chef Wearing His Menu Ingredients

PetaPixel Now here’s a creative mix of food and portrait photography… Creepy Portraits of a Chef Wearing His Menu Ingredients MENU is a new photo series by photographer Robert Harrison and chef Robbie Postma, a duo who decided to combine food and portrait photography in a strange Read More at PetaPixel

How to Take Beautiful Street Portraits at Night Without a Flash

PictureCorrect Photography Tips How to Take Beautiful Street Portraits at Night Without a Flash Shooting portraits at night usually requires a lot of gear. You need your own lighting sources to evenly light the model, otherwise you’re going to end up with harsh shadows and dark faces. But, there are a few tricks to get beautiful, soft light perfect for portraiture without lugging around anythi… Read More at Picture Correct

Learn How to Overpower Sun When Shooting Outdoor Scenic Portraits Under Harsh Midday Light (VIDEO)

Shutterbug Magazine Don’t let the sun push you around. Learn How to Overpower Sun When Shooting Outdoor Scenic Portraits Under Harsh Midday Light (VIDEO) Sometimes it’s great to get outdoors and shoot environmental portraits with a real backdrop like Colorado’s Flatiron Mountains outside of Boulder. The problem is that unless you have some sweet golden-hour light, the harsh midday sun can make such a task very difficult. Read More at Shutterbug.com

Tips for taking beautiful silhouette portraits ️

Digital Photography School Tips for taking beautiful silhouette portraits ➡️ https://digital-photography-school.com/5-secrets-to-create-a-perfect-silhouette-portrait-outdoors/ Read More at Digital Photography School

How To: Create Dramatic Portraits With Rembrandt Lighting

Popular Photography How To: Create Dramatic Portraits With Rembrandt Lighting How To: Create Dramatic Portraits With Rembrandt Lighting Read More at Popular Photography

Tips and Tricks for High Key Portraits

PictureCorrect Photography Tips Tips and Tricks for High Key Portraits These days we most often see high key photography used for product photography, but its roots go back long before the internet. In fact, high-key photography has traditionally been used to add a light, airy, cheery mood to portraits. Never tried it before or not getting the results you like? Photogr… Read More at Picture Correct

3 Ways to Get Killer Portraits Using a Tripod

Digital Photography School Tripod + Portraits = Amazing Results Here’s why 3 Ways to Get Killer Portraits Using a Tripod As photographers, you’re all looking to “wow” the people we’re taking pictures of, whether they’re clients or just friends. When you show final images, there’s that sense of anticipation, excitement and nervousness as you gauge reactions. And when you hear the words “amazing” or “I love them,” it’s… Read More at Digital Photography School

A Simple Recipe for Adding Dramatic Color to Your Portraits | Fstoppers

Strobox How to add colour to your studio portraits. https://fstoppers.com/fashion/simple-recipe-adding-dramatic-color-your-portraits-91659 A Simple Recipe for Adding Dramatic Color to Your Portraits | Fstoppers Jake Hicks is a UK based photographer who adds dramatic color to his portraits. He was kind enough to share a few tricks he uses to achieve his signature technique. It doesn’t matter if you are using studio lights or speed lights, this is a simple recipe you can use to color and bounce light and cre… Read More at Strobox

This is how to get gorgeous portraits despite harsh sunlight – DIY Photography

DIYPhotography Do you have problems shooting portraits in harsh bright sunlight? This is how to get gorgeous portraits despite harsh sunlight – DIY Photography Shooting on location presents all kinds of lighting challenges. You’re at the mercy of the weather, and thus the light. And which light is “best” is a huge matter of personal preference. Some prefer the softness of a cloudy overcast day. Others like that harsh bright direct sunlight. Although the la… Read More at DIY Photography

Use those Christmas lights during the summer to light beautiful portraits – DIY Photography

DIYPhotography So, what are your Christmas lights doing right now? Use those Christmas lights during the summer to light beautiful portraits – DIY Photography Chrismas lights are usually in use for maybe six weeks out of the year. The other 44 weeks, they typically reside in a box in the attic or a cupboard under the stairs. It seems a bit of a waste to me. When photographer Joe Edelman‘s wife informed him she was going to a “Christmas in … […]

3 Light Setup for Outdoor Portraits with Just 1 Light

PictureCorrect Photography Tips “B.Y.O.L.– it stands for Bring Your One Light.” 3 Light Setup for Outdoor Portraits with Just 1 Light Equipment that a photographer chooses to use for for the photo shoot and how it is used determines the effect of shadows and highlights on the subject. SLR Lounge created a video informing photographers on how to best capture a three light setup using only one piece of lighting equipment: Pye Jirsa… Read More at Picture Correct

The ‘Portraits d’Europe 1960 – 1980’ exhibition at the Magnum Gallery in Paris h…

Magnum Photos The ‘Portraits d’Europe 1960 – 1980’ exhibition at the Magnum Gallery in Paris has been extended until the end of June! Plan your visit: http://bit.ly/2qjk0Ul PHOTO: Dublin, Ireland. 1952. © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos Read More at Magnum Photos

This is why you should use soft light for portraits and how to make it – DIY Photography

DIYPhotography Do you prefer hard or soft light? This is why you should use soft light for portraits and how to make it – DIY Photography The choice for shooting hard vs soft light is quite an easy one for many people. But if you don’t understand what the difference is, what difference it makes to your subject, or how to create it, soft light can be a bit of a mystery. Soft light is fantastic for portraits, though. It’s […]

How to Get Great Light For Outdoor Portraits

PictureCorrect Photography Tips How to Get Great Light For Outdoor Portraits If you’re new to photography, you might think that lighting outdoor portraits is pretty straightforward. Just use the sun, right? Well, not so fast. There are a number of other options, allowing for a number of different looks. In the video below, professional photographer James Patrick covers his f… Read More at Picture Correct