Tag: portrait

How to Handle Catch Lights and Eyeglasses Glare in Portrait Photography

I’ve previously discussed the importance of catch lights. Without them, your subject’s eyes look dull and lifeless. They help add interest to portraits and are a very effective way to add depth to the eye. photo by Victor Semionov Catch Lights Ideally, catch lights should be round. This tends to be the most natural and […]

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How to Become a Headshot & Portrait Photographer

Taking headshots and portraits can be a surprisingly good career or side-gig for photographers looking to earn extra revenue. Living in Los Angeles I see these types of photo sessions happening all over the city. This popular course is designed to help you take professional headshots and and portraits using simply a DSLR and basic […]

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6 Tips for Posing Hands in Wedding and Portrait Photography

One of the most challenging and misunderstood elements in posing hands and how to use them correctly. Hands are so important in an image because they can say so much. They can convey masculinity, femininity, strength, softness and between couples, they can show love and affection. So the big question is what can we do with […]

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Five Beginner Portrait Photography Lighting Tips

One of the biggest leaps you can make as a beginning portrait photographer is taking control of your lighting. It can be daunting at first, but having that skill down is well worth the time and effort. This helpful video will get you started. [ Read More ] Alex Cooke Click Here to Check out […]

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6 Creative Portrait Photography Tricks

Looking to spice up your studio shots? The photographers at Shootr have put together a few concepts for your next photo shoot using things you’re likely to find lying around your house: 1. Foil Backdrop Start out by taking out a few sheets of aluminum foil and crinkling them up. Wrap each sheet along a stand and […]

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Apple ad hints that its Portrait mode is so good it will save your family business

They say a picture’s worth a thousand words. But in a tongue-in-cheek new Apple ad, a picture turns out to be worth hundreds of new customers, thanks to the iPhone 7’s Portrait mode. The minute-long spot features a quiet family barbershop that sees its business boom after posting photos of its clients and their sleek new haircuts in the window. The […]

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8 Tips for Mastering Your Portrait Photography

Becoming a master of portrait photography takes lots of patience and practice. It’s likely there are a few mistakes you are making with your portraits that hold them back from excellence. In this article, I will walk through eight tips to instantly boost your portrait photography game and take it to the next level. #1 […]

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