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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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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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TAGS: travel,  travel photography,  beginner,  photographer,  techniques,  iPhone Videography,  iPhone,  photographers,  Olivia Bee,  Collin Hughes,  Brent Lewis,  Milly Colley,  Kyle Johnson,  Dawn Heumann,  Brent Knepper,  Julian Bialowas,  Katie Orlinski,  Care Johnson,  A Place To Call Home,  Hermes,  Fiat,  emerging photographers,  Impermanence,  Railpass 

How to Break Into Travel Photography

Break Into Travel Photography with Julia Chapple

ArticleTravel Photography Techniques and How-Tos - by Julia Chapple, March 24, 2014

If you lust after adventure, have a keen eye for photography and want to get paid for your pictures, you’re ready to explore the world of travel photography.

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TAGS: camera,  travel,  point and shoot,  travel photography,  professional,  cameras,  sony,  products,  camera bag,  hard drive,  Toshiba,  product photography,  external flash 

Capturing Spring with Street Photography

It's Getting Warmer...At Last!

ArticlePortrait & People Photography Techniques and How-Tos - by Mason Resnick, March 14, 2014

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Use the change of seasons as a reason to go out and capture fantastic street photos.

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TAGS: street photography,  New York,  MILC Mirrorless Interchangeable-Lens Compact,  MILC,  Fujifilm X100,  candid,  Nikon Coolpix A,  Ricoh GR,  Spring 

Three Creative Ways to Use a Ring Flash

Find alternative uses for your ring flash.

ArticleAdoramaTV - Take and Make Great Photography Techniques and How-Tos - by Gavin Hoey, February 27, 2014

AdoramaTV presents Take and Make Great Photography with Gavin Hoey. Ring flash in portraits has a very distinctive look but owning a ring flash doesn't limit you to just one style. 

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TAGS: photoshop,  portrait,  ring flash,  portrait photography,  Gavin Hoey,  ring light 

Creating Simple In-Studio or In-Home Lighting Setups

Create a simple lighting configuration for your portrait shoots.

ArticleAdoramaTV—reDefine with Tamara Lackey Techniques and How-Tos - by Tamara Lackey, February 18, 2014

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Adorama TV Presents the reDefine Show with Tamara Lackey. Join Tamara as she shows you how to create a simple, broadly-lit lighting configuration in a studio or for an in-home portrait shoot.

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TAGS: light,  lighting,  portrait,  lighting technique,  indoors,  portrait photography 

Incorporating Layering Composition Into Your Photography

Considering the way you wish to compose your point of interest within the frame, and the rest of the key elements in your image, is essential to any good photograph. That is why composition is such a significant aspect of photography.

ArticleComposition and Exposure Techniques and How-Tos - by Tamara Lackey, February 17, 2014

Visually speaking, the most striking photographs contain elements that allow your eye to be led through the image and bounce from one object to the next in a way that’s visually compelling. 

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TAGS: layering composition,  storytelling element,  Rokinon,  Aspherical Lens,  D800 85m 

Creative Photoshop Tricks to Improve Your Photography

These Two Creative Photoshop Tricks Will Improve Your Photography

ArticleDigital Darkroom, Post-Processing & Printing Techniques and How-Tos - by Adorama News Writer, February 9, 2014

A photographer’s style is defined by more than raw talent and technical skill.

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TAGS: retouching,  New York Times,  David LaChapelle,  Photoshop Week,  creativeLIVE 

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