Portraits

What is Good Light and How to Use it to Create Beautiful Portraits
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Two of the most commonly used and misunderstood phrases thrown around by photographers today are, “It’s all about the light” and “Look at that beautiful light”. But what does that actually mean? How can you use it to make beautiful portraits? In my early years, I kept hearing photographers online and in person preach about […]

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How to Create and Shoot Night Portraits
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If you limit your portrait photography to daylight, you’re missing out on a chance to get some really cool people photos. Whether you just want something better from your camera automatically, or you want complete control of the light in the scene, there’s something in this article for you. Read on to get some tips […]

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A Step by Step Guide to Processing Portraits in Lightroom
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Every time we ask our readers what post production software they use to edit there portrait photography the most common answer is Lightroom. It’s no surprise either – it’s a powerful tool for editing and organising your photos. However we know when we talk to our readers about Lightroom that while we all know it’s […]

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5 Tips for Photographing Street Portraits
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Isn’t it always the way that the most daunting things in life are usually the most rewarding? It takes a certain amount of backbone to shoot street portraits. Whether it’s walking up to a total stranger and asking their permission, or taking a more candid, reportage style approach, many photographers get put off through lack of confidence. It’s […]

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How to Create Portraits with a Black Background
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Who does not love a crisp, deep black background for a portrait? You can achieve this with the application of just two ideas, and just a little post-processing too. We are talking about a couple of techy things in hopefully, a non-techy way. These two ideas will give you tips for how to make black backgrounds […]

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Six Ways to Capture Character in Portraits
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Broadly speaking there are two types of portraits. The first is where you try to make the model look as beautiful as possible. You may need a make-up artist or stylist to do it properly. Most commercial photographers are paid to make their models look beautiful, and there are many links with the world of […]

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Wedding Portraits – 5 Tips for Getting Out of a Creative Rut
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As a professional photographer, it is normal to take a fair amount of pride in your work. In an ideal world, everyone would take pride in their work; but photographers in particular are usually people who own their business, who are doing something they love and who are creative by nature. It can be particularly […]

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How to Create Good Black and White Portraits
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The most difficult question I often ask myself is, “Do I convert this image to black and white or leave it in color?” This question is particularly difficult with people, because black and white portraits look really good. googletag.cmd.push(function() { mobile_slots.push( googletag.defineSlot( “/1005424/_dPSv5topic-rhs(300×250)”, [300, 250], “pb-ad-124309” ).addService( googletag.pubads() ) ); } ); My go to […]

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4 Beginner Tips for Creating Dramatic Portraits with One Flash
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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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