A Beginner's Guide to Studio Portraits

A Beginner's Guide to Studio Portraits Photo by Jimmy Fermin on Unsplash At some point in our photographic careers, we toyed with the idea of setting up for studio portraits. By careers, I’m not specifying making money, but how we approach photography. We have all gone from a person who takes pictures to a...

Quick Tips for Shooting Cloudy Day Portraits

Quick Tips for Shooting Cloudy Day Portraits  photo by AJ_Watt via iStock We all know what those snapshots we took of our friend under the noonday sun look like…  Squinty eyes, deep shadows under the nose and chin, bright shiny forehead. That’s a reality of many outdoor portraits. If only we could put that sun in a soft box!...

Lifestyle Portrait Tips

Lifestyle Portrait Tips Photo by Ben Dutton on Unsplash Creating a lifestyle portrait gives you the opportunity to tell the story of the portrait subject in a way that communicates intimate details in visual form. A lifestyle portrait places the subject in surroundings that fit the person.  Some...

How to Create Minimalist Portraits

How to Create Minimalist Portraits Photo by Tony James-Andersson from Pexels A minimalist portrait can be a beautiful image. Though relatively simple to accomplish, making minimalist portraits does require some effort to do correctly.  Portrait photography is full of possibilities and potential pitfalls. Some...

How to Use Loop Lighting for Portraits

How to Use Loop Lighting for Portraits Photo by Kareya Saleh on Unsplash One of the most popular lighting techniques for portraits is Loop Lighting. It is also sometimes called Glamour Lighting. It can be accomplished by using one light, a single light and reflectors, or multiple lights. In this quick tutorial, learn...

Short vs Broad Lighting for Portraits

Short vs Broad Lighting for Portraits  photo by CoffeeAndMilk via iStock Portrait lighting can turn a basic photo into a work of art. Understanding how lighting configurations and lighting ratios affect your final images will allow you to control the creative processes used to make outstanding portraits. Among the...
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