Portrait Photography

0 Views ·Posted 07/12/2022
So how do you photograph anyone? Glyn Dewis discusses how technical photography knowledge isn't enough to take great portraits: connecting with your subject, being relatable, and doing what’s right for them will level up your images. 0:00 - Intro 3:07 - Glyn's Advice 48:37 - Q&A Did you find these tips helpful? Let us know in the Comments section, below. Sponsored by
0 Views ·Posted 07/15/2022
While understanding the technical side of photography will help you take great images, Jennifer Davidson believes that changing your mindset will truly level up your travel portraits. 0:00 - Introduction 6:29 - Remember Your Roots 9:19 - Move to the Fringes of Activity 15:04 - Seek Advice from Locals 17:05 - Recognize Universals 31:52 - Be Ready for Surprises 34:46 - Approach with Curiosity 38:41 - Accept Invitations 39:51 - Giving and Receiving 45:22 - Post-COVID Considerations 48:29 - Q&A
0 Views ·Posted 07/06/2022
Ashkan Roayee shares tips for creating dramatic lighting for dance portraits. 0:00 - Introduction 0:27 - Angles & Lenses 1:04 - Lighting Setup 1:25 - Fabric 1:52 - Posing & Lighting 2:25 - Studio Size 2:58 - Final Thoughts
0 Plays ·Posted 06/23/2022
On this week’s episode of the B&H Photography Podcast, we are pleased to welcome photographer and director Brandon Tauszik and journalist Pendarvis Harshaw to talk about their recently completed project, “Facing Life,” an effective blend of form and content, whose principal image format is
0 Plays ·Posted 05/26/2022
Is artistic creativity passed down through generations of a family? How is style and wisdom garnered? How can a father and son collaborate to expand their work individually and as a team? These are just a few of the questions we posed to Moshe and Eddie Brakha, otherwise known as Brakha x2, during this week’s episode of the B&H Photography Podcast. Moshe Brakha
0 Views ·Posted 05/18/2022
Professional photographer Tony Gale shares five tips for photographing people in natural light. Gale teaches us about bouncing natural light using a reflector, backlighting your subjects, and more.  Excited to try these tips for yourself? Let us know in the Comments section, below. 
0 Views ·Posted 05/06/2022
Go behind the scenes with “Queen of Group Posing” Michele Celentano, in the studio, while she photographs and poses a family of four. You'll see how she approaches studio lighting and her techniques for working with children and parents. Are you a maker of family photographs? What are some of your own techniques for dealing with young children as subjects? Picture it for us in the Comments section, below. Sponsored by
0 Plays ·Posted 05/12/2022
This is a fun conversation—very informative, and gets the creative chemistries gellin’. Our guest on today’s episode of the B&H Photography Podcast is Rhiannon Adam and, if there is anyone who knows more about instant film photography, I don’t want to meet them. Adam brings a wealth of researched knowledge about the history of the Polaroid company and also simple but
0 Views ·Posted 05/05/2022
For Mother’s Day, let’s learn how to take photos of your mom that she will really like. Whether you're photographing a mom and her kids or a solo portrait, Maria Perez’s five tips, such as finding the right lighting or taking candid photos, will help you highlight her beauty. Do you have any tips to share on how to take great portraits of mom? Use the Comments section, below, to describe your technique.
0 Views ·Posted 03/30/2022
Did you know that using just one or two small strobe lights can lead to amazing portraits? JC Carey, from Westcott, discusses the ways he uses the FJ80 and FJ200 to shape lighting during outdoor photo shoots. Have you used strobes to augment outdoor lighting? How did it go? Tell us about it in the Comments section, below! Sponsored by
0 Views ·Posted 03/23/2022
Professional photographer Sandra Coan takes you behind the scenes with this instructional video on using strobe lighting to photograph newborn babies. Learn how to recreate natural lighting, how to diffuse light, where to place your strobes, how to pose babies, and more. Have you done any photographing of newborns using strobes? Did the bright flashes of light startle them and make them cry? Tell us about your adventures photographing babies, in the Comments section, below.
0 Views ·Posted 03/19/2022
If you've always wanted to get better results from your portrait photography lighting, but are fearful of the process, then JC Carey has a simple solution! In this B&H Event Space video, Carey discusses how lens selection, camera settings, and the lighting gear itself will inform your creative choices during a photo shoot. At the end of this presentation, you will know the three steps for setting up your off-camera flash outdoors! Are you fearful of setting up portrait lighting? Watch this video and fear no more! Sponsored by Westcott
0 Views ·Posted 03/09/2022
Canon Explorer of Light Michele Celentano shares five tips for more successful family photo shoots, from consulting beforehand to directing children. If you’ve ever had to wrangle a family for a portrait, this video could be very beneficial to you. How do you go about photographing a family? Share in the Comments section.
0 Views ·Posted 03/05/2022
Joe Edelman believes that portraits don't need to be basic or traditional; they can be very creative. Watch this video and learn how to come up with creative photography ideas, how to plan your photo shoot, how to collaborate with your model, and more! How do you find photo inspiration? Do you study the portraiture of the great masters? Do you have a muse? Use the Comments section to discuss. Click here
0 Views ·Posted 02/19/2022
Join award-winning wedding photographer Andre Brown on his years-long journey of making portraits of men. In this video, Brown shows you how to get better at posing men using lighting, photo composition, cropping, and more. What are your own tips for posing male portrait subjects? Share some in the Comments section!