Tag: portrait

5 Reasons to Use Lightroom for Portrait Retouching

There are some photographers who use Photoshop or plugins such as Portrait Pro to do portrait retouching. There is nothing wrong with this and these programs can do an excellent job, especially if you retouch portraits at a high level. But you may be surprised at just what an excellent job Lightroom also does at […]

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How to Retouch a Male Portrait Photo from Start to Finish

The art of retouching is as old as photography itself. And like any art, it can take a fair amount of skill, dedication, and time investment to learn to do well. From learning the nuts and bolts of complex programs like Photoshop and Lightroom, to developing an eye for what needs to be done and […]

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Basic Portrait Post-Processing Workflow Tips to Help You Save Time and Stay Organized

This article will walk you through some tips for how to set up a basic portrait post-processing workflow that can help you save time and stay organized. The problem When you’re new to photography, everything is exciting. Every time you come home with a full memory card, it’s a mad rush to the computer to […]

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Using Light Effectively to Capture the Perfect Portrait

Want to capture the perfect portrait every time? Keep reading to learn some tips professionals use that you can adopt – even without a fancy camera or a studio of your own. Learn what you need to know about simple but effective lighting, flash photography, and more. You should also consider following a photography course […]

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The Top 3 Basic Portrait Photography Settings

Portrait photography isn’t that difficult, but there is a tried-and-true methodology that you can use to produce great portraits — as opposed to just making happy snaps. One of the main differences between a happy snapper and a professional, besides the number of years of experience and accumulated skills, is that the professional takes control of the […]

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Tips for Taking Portrait Photos of a Friend

Perhaps you can no longer count on your two hands the number of times you have been asked to take a friend or relative’s portrait…gratis. Maybe you are visiting someone for a few days and it comes up that your sister or cousin or friend needs a head shot for professional purposes…or just to use […]

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Window Light Portrait Tutorial

If your studio has large windows with directional light, white curtains or sheers work well to give you soft, diffused light. Sometimes when they’re working in studio environments, photographers go a little overboard with lights and contraptions when all they really need is there already. This tutorial from photographers Joe McNally and Daniel Norton is a lesson […]

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