Portrait

5 Creative Indoor Portrait Locations for When the Weather is Blustery
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What if I told you that you can find some interesting indoor locations and take photos for free? In this article, I will show you five remarkable indoor portrait locations that you can seek out for your winter shoots. Winter time is a huge bummer for us portrait photographers. Harsh winds make us (and our […]

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Top Portrait Photography Tips of the Year on dPS in 2017
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This week on dPS we’re featuring some of the top articles in different categories that were published on the site over the last year, 2017. Yesterday was the Best Landscape Articles on dPS in 2017, and this one is all about the best portrait tips of the year. Here are the top 18 portrait tip articles: […]

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5 Tips for Doing Portrait Photography in Busy Locations
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I live in London and it’s a pretty big city with an array of location choices when it comes to portrait photography. There are beautiful parks, many are vast and rolling, dotted around the city; you almost feel like the country is never more than an hour away. There are canals and rivers with boats […]

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Tips for Planning and Capturing a Creative Portrait
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There is saying, in the photography world, that an image can be taken in a hundred different ways. This is especially true, as you have probably already noticed when capturing portraits. Portrait photography is probably the most popular genre, within the realm of the diverse world that is the art of photography. People take portraits […]

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How to Blur the Background of a Portrait Using the Magnetic Lasso Tool in Photoshop
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Have you ever taken a portrait and wished that the background were just a little bit more blurry? You can address background blur in-camera by changing either your aperture or the distance of your subject from the background. However, there’s also a relatively quick way to make slight adjustments to background blur in post-processing. In […]

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Simple Tips for Positioning Your Portrait Subject to Leverage Natural Light
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When I’m on a photo shoot, I always carry two flash guns with me. However, when it’s a family outing or holiday, the flash guns are left behind in favor of kiddie stuff I need to lug around and I shoot using purely natural light, without even a reflector to help. It does help that […]

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How to do Portrait Retouching With Luminar
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Macphun’s Luminar is a versatile beast. While a lot is made of processing landscapes and cityscapes, you find it also happens to be a very capable portrait editor. Follow along with this walkthrough to see how I use Luminar to edit a portrait. Getting Started Open your photo in Luminar. As you’ll be using more […]

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Portrait Comparison – Flash Versus Natural Light
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This article will demonstrate the difference between portraits taken with an umbrella softbox and natural window light, essentially flash versus natural light. My aim was to capture really soft light on the skin for both setups as I dislike hard light and harsh shadows which, even with light modifiers, can still happen. I was afraid […]

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4 Lessons for Aspiring Family Portrait Photographers
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Over the past four years as my wife and I have done more family photography we have learned quite a bit. Going through some of those early shots I’m sometimes amazed that anyone paid us money for them at all! Self-reflection is critical not just for photographers, but any artist and indeed anyone who wants […]

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