Posts Categorized: Portraiture Tutorials

Using Reflectors for Outdoor Portraits


I must admit that I get a little spoiled working in the studio.  Having total control over my lighting definitely makes it easier to get the look I want for my portraiture.  Sure, there’s a learning curve but once you get your basics down , it’s all very straight-forward.  Outdoor lighting, on the other hand,… Read more »

Maintain the Portrait Light Position


I’ve noticed that many photographers, even those with years of experience shooting portraiture, seem to get lost with their lighting when posing their subjects in new ways. For example, a good family portrait and/or headshot photographer, having recently added Boudoir to their list of services, might suddenly realize they’re in new lighting territory. One common… Read more »

Simple Headshot: Two Lights and a Backdrop


In areas with high concentrations of actors, dancers, and other performers, headshots are the bread and butter for many photographers.  You can easily create a professional-looking studio portrait like the one shown here with minimal lighting.  For this quick example, I placed a Canon 580 EX II on a stand high and to the camera-left… Read more »