Wednesday, June 07, 2017

“The Complete Guide to Portrait Photography: 192 Tips” from Joshua Dunlop (Expert Photography) “The Complete Guide to Portrait Photography: 192 Tips” by Joshua Dunlop, Photographer in Chief at Expert Photography:

“As a photographer, learning how to professionally capture portrait photography is one of the most important skills you can develop. Not only are good portrait photographers highly sought after and well respected, but it’s a great way for a budding amateur to turn a hobby into a career.

“Of course, if portrait photography was as simple as picking up a camera and shouting ‘say cheese!’, we’d all be doing it. But it’s not; there’s a ton of little intricacies to it.

“From choosing the right gear and finding the perfect location, to posing the model and adjusting your composition, to mastering light and polishing photos in Photoshop—you have to know it all to master portraiture, and that’s what we’re going to cover right here…”

1 Portrait Photography Gear

1.1 How to Choose the Right Camera for Portraits
1.2 The Best Lenses for Portraits
1.3 14 Recommended Lighting Setups
1.4 How to Set Up a Home Studio

2 Camera Settings for Portrait Photography

3 Portrait Lighting
3.1 10 Ways to Shoot Stunning Portraits With Only One Light
3.2 6 Portrait Lighting Patterns Every Photographer Should Know
3.3 How to Use Window Light for Portraits
3.4 Shooting During Twilight

4 Portrait Posing and Composition
4.1 10 Steps to Posing a Model
4.2 How to Pose Men In Portraits
4.3 How to Pose Women In Portraits
4.4 How to Pose for Family Portraits
4.5 10 Classic Tips For More Interesting Portraits
4.6 Peter Hurley’s Guide to Portrait Posing: The Jawline

5 Portrait Cropping Cheatsheet

6 Styles of Portraits
6.1 How to Take Flattering Self Portraits
6.2 A Guide to Black and White Portrait Photography
6.3 A Beginner’s Guide to Family Portrait Photography

7 Post-Processing Portraits
7.1 Processing Portraits in Lightroom
7.2 Processing Portraits in Photoshop

Tuesday, June 06, 2017

“10 ways to light and shoot the same scene” (Pye Jirsa from SLR Lounge)

In this video Pye Jirsa from SLR Lounge and owner of Lin and Jirsa Photography shows us that the limitations of one scene shouldn't restrict your creativity. See how he creates 10 different lighting and shooting techniques in one scene to yield 10 varied shots using the Profoto B2.