Portrait Photography

How to Capture Better Portraits

Explore the large and rewarding world of portrait photography. Learn about the cameras, lenses, and techniques needed for successful headshots, fine art portraits, senior portraits, infant photography, and so much more.

How to Take Unique Children’s Portraits: An Interview with Photographer Edward Nguyen

Photographer Interviews, Portrait Photography

Using super teles and wide apertures, Edward Nguyen has created a whole distinct look for children's portraits by working from a distance....

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How to Use Your New Camera

Landscape Photography, Night Photography, Photography, Portrait Photography, Street Photography

You just purchased a new camera, or maybe you got one for Christmas. If you are a little overwhelmed by it, here are some tips and...

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Master Retouching: An Interview with Beauty Photographer Julia Kuzmenko McKim

Photographer Interviews, Portrait Photography

Whether you want to become a commercial beauty photographer or simply want to improve your retouching for clients, Julia Kuzmenko McKim has...

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20 Tips to Master the Perfect Headshot

Photography, Portrait Photography • 6 Comments

Headshots are a great way to define someone's personality in one unique shot. Let’s dive into how to take headshots with 20 helpful tips....

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8 Portrait Lighting Setups Every Photographer Should Know

Lighting, Photography, Portrait Photography • 16 Comments

The key to great portrait photography is understanding portrait lighting. In this post, we introduce the basics of manipulating studio...

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17 Beginner Portrait Photography Tips Everyone Should Master

Photography, Portrait Photography • 8 Comments

Taking good portraits requires a good understanding of light, posing, and capturing natural expressions. It is a skill that comes with time...

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7 Tips for Capturing Better Environmental Portraits

Photography, Portrait Photography, Travel and Vacation Photography • One Comment

An environmental portrait is defined as a portrait executed in a subject’s usual environment, such as in their home or workplace, and...

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Personal Bests of 2015 – Get Inspired and Share Yours

Event Photography, Landscape Photography, Photography, Portrait Photography, Videography • 3 Comments

A year in review reveals improvements in our work – whether we realized it along the way or not. Even the pros take stock of their...

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Fall Photography from 18 Working Photographers

Landscape Photography, Photography, Portrait Photography • One Comment

Gain tips and techniques and learn what gear 18 photographers use for capturing fall color, fall landscapes, and fall-themed portraits....

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Ivan Makarov on Being a Dad and a Photographer

Photography, Portrait Photography • One Comment

Being the family photographer is both a blessing and a curse – you’re afforded the rare opportunity to constantly preserve...

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