Tag: portraits

Winter Portraits Studio Photography Tutorial

Looking for the beauty of winter without braving the blustering cold? As it turns out, you can bring the magic of the snow to any small home studio. All it takes is a little bit of ingenuity, some creative maneuvering, and a few props to bring an outdoor scene to life indoors. Gavin Hoey gives viewers the […]

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Tips for Making the Most of Morning Light for Portraits

There’s something about taking photos in the magical morning light that makes my heart so happy. Maybe it’s because of the extra effort it takes to be outside in the crisp morning air when your family is still in bed. It could also be because morning sessions are more uncommon, so they feel a little […]

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A More Nuanced Three-Light Setup for Studio Portraits

The beauty of a studio space is the ability to carefully craft light exactly as you’d like it to be, giving you the opportunity to get as nuanced as you would like. In this video, you’ll move beyond some of the more common three-light setups and see a very precise design and the portraits that […]

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Using the Bokeh Effect in Child Portraits

Relevant reminder: offer ending soon for a Background Blur Snap Card and More “Bokeh” is a beautiful soft effect in which the background of a photograph becomes like circles of blurred, translucent light. As a professional photographer, my lifelong quest has been to consistently capture images of a child’s face in which everything in front […]

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7 Tips for Posing Family Portraits

Relevant reminder: offer ending soon for Posing and Portrait Reference Cards Posing families and groups is one of the more intimidating feats for photographers. Working with several people of different heights and ages is certainly a challenge, but following a few posing guidelines makes the job a bit simpler. “Young Family” captured by Good Eye […]

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How to Use an On-Camera Speedlight as Fill Flash for Portraits

Using a flash or speedlight on-camera can be daunting at first. This was certainly how I felt when I first purchased my Nikon speedlight. My biggest worry was calculating all the light ratios involved to get a proper exposure as you cannot take into account the actual flash output when metering in-camera. I was also […]

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How to Shoot Engaging Travel Portraits from Start to Finish

I love travel portraits. Not only do they test your photography skills but also challenge you to interact with people in unfamiliar environments. The end result directly reflects your subject’s personality along with your ability to make them feel at ease, read the light, select optimal settings, and compose a great shot. A boy named […]

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