Tag: portraits

4 Beginner Tips for Creating Dramatic Portraits with One Flash

In this article, I will explain how you can use a transmitter/receiver, or transceiver system to achieve simple dramatic portraits using only one flash. Below is a step-by-step guide on how to get you started. Background I used to fear using anything other than natural light. One of the reasons was that I had a […]

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3 Ways to Make Selective Color Portraits Using Lightroom and Silver Efex Pro 2

Selective coloring is a post-processing technique where you convert an image to black and white, but leave part of it in color. It has a bad reputation because it can be used to create some truly horrendous images where the only thing on display is the photographer’s lack of ability. But the good news is that […]

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Tips for Making Natural Light Portraits

Natural light portraits are honestly one of my favourites, they have this extra feel that studio portraits don’t. Compared to studio portraits, they are much easier – you don’t need to learn all the lighting techniques. They are also much cheaper, you don’t need to buy any strobes, flashes, or light modifiers such as soft […]

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Background Exposure Techniques with Single Light Studio Portraits

What you’re going to learn in this video is one of the most important aspects of photography. This video sums up what is known as the inverse square law. It’s one of the fundamental laws used in not only photography but in a variety of other areas of physics as well. Daniel Norton demonstrates how, using this law, […]

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5 Tips for Creating Romantic Portraits of Couples

When I hear the word romantic, what comes to mind is a dreamy, poetic, passionate image, full of unspoken affection and sometimes, a touch of mystery. However, when it comes to romantic portraits of couples, I don’t want romantic to translate as cheesy or cliche. I think I would want something a little bit more […]

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How to Shoot Portraits in Dappled Light

Dappled lighting often creates an interesting contrast between highlights and shadows, and when properly incorporated into a photograph, can serve as a creative enhancement. However, many beginning photographers are taught to avoid dappled light because of the complications it can sometimes create. Fortunately, this does not have to be the case. Though the scattering of […]

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How to Pose People for Group Portraits

As someone who does a lot of family and child photos, one of the most rewarding but also the most challenging scenarios I encounter, is that of classic group portraits. You know, the one where you’ve got the whole family together and the kids all dressed up and it’s the first time in three years […]

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