Portrait Photography

How To : Take a photography portrait

A great photographer is more than a technician, but all great portraits begin with a photographer’s mastery of equipment and technical requirements. Set yourself on the road to greatness by learning the basic components of photographic portraiture. You will need a camera, a te ...more

How To : Light a portrait for photography

Portraits come in all shapes and sizes, but follow a few basic guidelines and you'll set the scene for a beautiful and professional shot. You Will Need * Work or studio space * A camera * A tripod * A backdrop or natural environment * Lighting equipment (preferably two light ...more

News : Lighting and Tech Books

Set Lighting Technician's Handbook, Third Edition: Film Lighting Equipment, Practice, and Electrical Distribution by Harry Box Train Your Gaze: A Practical and Theoretical Introduction to Portrait Photography by Roswell Angier Cinematography: Theory and Practice: Image Makin ...more

How To : Execute a basic 3 point lighting setup

One popular way to use light in photography is with a three point lighting setup. In this tutorial, learn how to set up three point lights in portrait photography and get the most flattering shot of your subject. There is an art to making people look good and proper lighting i ...more

News : Joe McNally

Joe McNally is a master of small, portable flash lighting. He's great at demonstrating and explaining what he does--and he shares everything.

How To : Use lighting to your advantage in photography

In photography, good lighting can mean the difference between an amateur shot and a professional quality portrait. Whether you're taking photographs outdoors or in, using lighting to your advantage creates an artistic, flattering effect. In this tutorial, John Gray gives some ...more

How To : Photograph your dog or any other pet like a pro

Dogs and pets make beautiful portrait subjects, but they can be difficult to photograph. In this video, learn exactly how to set up your surroundings, lighting and camera to take your best animal picture. This tutorial will teach you a photography technique that you can use to ...more

How To : Take Better Photos Without a Better Camera

Taking great photos doesn’t mean you have to invest in an expensive camera. By learning a little bit about photography and the camera you have, you can use a simple point-and-shoot to capture amazing pictures. Try out these tips to begin! 1. Take the time to learn your camera ...more

How To : Take effective photo portaits

Here are some photography tricks used to create visually effective portraits and techniques used to get more natural looking portraits. Turn off the flash, survey the scene, adjust your camera to pick up the darkest skin tone, and most importantly, be patient with your subject ...more

How To : Master the classic three light studio portrait

Watch this instructional photography video with Jim Talkington and learn how to light a studio portrait using three lights. This is the classic three light portrait technique using a main light, fill card, hair light and background light in the photo studio. Adding additional ...more

News : 10 iPhone and Android Apps for Taking Self-Portraits

Giveaway Tuesdays has officially ended! But don't sweat it, WonderHowTo has another World that's taken its place. Every Tuesday, Phone Snap! invites you to show off your cell phone photography skills. Submit your best shot to our weekly competition for a chance to win an awes ...more

How To : Set up basic lights for photography

This sequence of videos provides a tutorial on how to set up basic studio lighting in many settings. With these photography techniques, you will be able to create a variety of wonderful portraits with various lighting techniques. Part 1 of 8 - How to Set up basic lights for ph ...more

News : Get Inspired! 50 Adorable Pet Portraits

Giveaway Tuesdays has officially ended! But don't sweat it, WonderHowTo has another World that's taken its place. Every Tuesday, Phone Snap! invites you to show off your cell phone photography skills. Submit your best shot to our weekly competition for a chance to win an awes ...more

Self-Portrait Challenge : Floating Self

This is my entry for the Tuesdays Giveaway Photo self portrait! This is I, floating. Am I being abducted by aliens? Are there supernatural powers present? A fairy? Am I the girl next door with a secret? Use your imagination! http://www.facebook.com/pages/Ashley-Berry-Photogra ...more

How To : Choose photography backdrops

Interested in taking professional-caliber portraits but aren't sure what sort of backgorunds to buy? When choosing a background, your biggest consideration should, of course, be the backdrop's primary application: browns and blues, for example, are great colors for standard po ...more

How To : Take a fashion portrait photograph

A fashion portrait should convey emotion and follow a story line. Delightfully, besides these two rules, it doesn’t have to make sense. Art photography can be dramatic or goofy. Make sure you don't just leave it all for Photoshop. Make an effort to get the right lighting befor ...more

How To : Take outdoor photo portraits

Here's how to take a well lit outdoor portrait. It's best to shoot outdoor photographs in the morning or late afternoon to catch the best light. Use light reflectors to deflect light coming from below. This instructional photography video will show you how to make subtle light ...more

How To : Do basic photography lighting setups

Lighting is very important to photography. The proper lighting can make your subject or scene appear in a totally new way. Whether you are adding, or eliminating shadow, using light to manipulate the way something looks, or just setting up for a flattering portrait, you will n ...more

How To : Set up a big white infinity sweep for photo studio

This instructional photography video shows how to setup large white infinity backgrounds in the photo studio. The key components to this setup is include this six foot octobox softbox light, which requires quite a bit of power; a framed aluminum reflector; the background itsel ...more

News : And the Winners of the Pet Portrait Challenge Are...

Giveaway Tuesdays has officially ended! But don't sweat it, WonderHowTo has another World that's taken its place. Every Tuesday, Phone Snap! invites you to show off your cell phone photography skills. Submit your best shot to our weekly competition for a chance to win an awes ...more

News : Mugshots of the World's Best Scrabble Players

Mugshots aren't just for criminals anymore. In the world of competitive Scrabble, no one's safe from the lens of photojournalist Roger Cullman. For the last couple years, Cullman has been hitting up the Scrabble circuit with hopes of immortalizing some of the world's best Scra ...more

News : 15 Brilliant Google+ Female Photographers to Circle

In a previous article where I suggested 104 photographers to follow on Google+, I received a lot of criticism because over 90% of the listed photographers were men. While women are currently not a majority on Google+, they are a definite presence, and they are active. Today, I ...more

Camera Plus Pro : The iPhone Camera App That Does it All

Even with Apple's forthcoming iOS 5 updates to its default camera application, those upcoming features can't match what already exists in Global Delight's Camera Plus Pro. For $1.99, Camera Plus Pro provides users with over 100 tools for every part of the picture taking proces ...more

Pixel 3 vs. iPhone XS : The Battle of the 'Small' Flagships

The battle between the Pixels and the iPhones has been heating up over the last few years, and this year's bout is the best one yet, with Google's Pixel 3 taking on Apple's iPhone XS. Why is 2018's lineup the best competition between the two flagships? Because Google and Appl ...more

News : 101 Features Android Phones Had Before iPhones

When it's all said and done, it doesn't really matter who did it first — the more important question is who did it best. Still, it's nice to know who's really responsible for groundbreaking innovations in the smartphone space. I always try to stay neutral and objective, but w ...more

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