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Portrait Photography

Beyond saying "cheese"

By Mason Resnick - March 8, 2009


Are you ready to make the transition from taking snapshots of friends and family to creating beautiful, flattering portraits? A portrait photographer knows how to pose and compose, and is bright when it comes to creating soft light. A clear knowledge of the gear and knowing a few nifty tricks of the trade also helps.

We'll show you how to get great portraits wherever you are. But if you're ready to get serious (in other words, shoot portraits in a studio), you need to know all the technical stuff so you'll make the right equipment buying choices.

 

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Holiday Parties: Capture the Good Times

Photo tips for capturing celebrations

ArticlePortrait & People Photography Techniques and How-Tos - by Allen Rokach with Anne Millman, 7 days ago

The end of the year is filled with celebrations – Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza, New Year’s, office parties, and more—and that means a busy time for shutterbugs. We all want to capture those fun-filled moments with our cameras. Just like the parties themselves, planning is the key to success.

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Which Nikon 85mm Lens Is Best For Your Portrait Photography Needs?

Gear Guide and Lab Test. Updated for 2014

ArticleLenses and Filters Gear Guides & Reviews - by Mason Resnick, July 23, 2014

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If you own a Nikon DSLR, you may be thinking about buying a portrait photography lens. This may help you determine which one is best for your budget and needs.

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TAGS: buying guide,  DSLR,  portrait,  buying tips,  Lens advice,  lens,  portrait photography 

Which Sony 85mm Lens Is Best For Your Portrait Photography Needs?

Gear Guide and Lab test; Updated for 2014

ArticleLenses and Filters Gear Guides & Reviews - by Mason Resnick, July 23, 2014

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If you own a Sony DSLR, you may be thinking about buying a portrait photography lens. This guide is designed to help you determine which one is best for your needs.

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TAGS: DSLR,  lenses,  sony,  Lens advice,  lens,  portrait photography 

Tested and Compared: 22 85mm Lenses For DSLR Portrait Photography

Buying Guide: The best portrait lenses currently available, Updated for 2014

ArticleLenses and Filters Gear Guides & Reviews - by Mason Resnick, July 23, 2014

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Consider the 85mm lens. A moderate telephoto that covers the equivalent angle of view of an approximately 128mm lens on an APS camera and a 170mm lens on a camera with a Micro Four Thirds sensor, it is widely considered to be the ideal lens for portrait photography. 

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TAGS: canon,  sony,  Lens advice,  lens,  Nikon 1,  portrait photography 

Remember These Names: 10 Up-and-Coming Photographers You Should Know

10 Up-and-Coming Photographers You Should Know

ArticleProfessional Imaging Techniques and How-Tos - by Leah Wonski, April 14, 2014

Social platforms like Tumblr and Instagram have made it easier than ever for talented photographers to show off their work — but it still takes some digging to get through the too-close pictures of food to find the ones who will really inspire you.

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