Beginner Tips

Male portraits: How to photograph men 

Photographing men can sometimes pose a bigger challenge than photographing women. Maybe it’s because men often don’t like having their picture taken. This may explain the disparity of information about men and women’s portraiture. In this article, we won’t spend time addressing how to convince a man to have his portrait taken, but rather we’ll hone in on some key points that will help you achieve better results. The tips we share are for male portraits, but many of them can be applied to women as well. 

Learn 3 ways to shoot panoramic photos 

Taking panoramic photos is a popular way to get the widest angle into one picture at a high resolution. This may work to your advantage when shooting landscapes, architecture, interiors, or perhaps even portraits. In this video, we’d like to shed some light on how to shoot these types of panoramas. We’ve tested three methods of shooting panoramas–hand-held, with a tripod, and using a panoramic tripod head. Take a look at the differences between these three methods and see which one we liked the most. 

Plus-size portrait photography (and more)

Portrait photography of anyone is a complex process which is closely connected to psychology and requires communication, empathy, and an awareness of beauty. The photography of plus-size models is no exception. It’s important to be aware of what is beautiful, be discrete, and acknowledge that the wrong decision can have bigger implications than we intended. 

Photographing Families: Learn the Basics of Group Photography

Read on to learn what you need to manage during a simple family photo session. How to handle composition, depth of field, light, and other issues that await you when photographing groups. In this article you’ll find several tips that can be used for family, group, and child photography as well as portraiture. No matter whether you’re in the studio, outdoors, or at home.

How to Photograph Women, Ladies, and Girls

In this article I’ll be leading you through several steps that should help you get good photographs of women. And telling you how to assess their strong and weak sides, help them with posing, choose an angle, retouch the pictures, and more. Based on opinions I’ve gathered from models themselves, I’ve written up this overview of what women like during a shoot—and what bothers them.

How Do You Get Great Horse Photos? Soap On, Ears Forward, and Watch That Composition!

Today we’ll be showing you how to photograph horses. From the preparations, through choosing a focal length and the right composition, on to pressing the trigger.  No matter if you’re an enthusiastic photographer who loves horses, or you’re just seeking advice because you’re about to photograph these noble animals, you’ll welcome these tips. Read our advice on how to take even better pictures of horses.

Photographing Children: 5 Things You Should Know Before You Start

Photographing children isn’t simple. Especially with restless 1 to 4 year olds, you need to armor yourself with patience and be ready and quick. Photographing children in this age range doesn’t tend to be at all easy. Many photographers just give up on these ages—they only photograph babies or older children. But don’t worry; if you follow a few basic rules, you can bring home some nice pictures from your shoot. We’ve summarized the most important ones for you.

No More Dull Backgrounds! Create Your Own Instead.

Backgrounds are a very important element for photography. You can use them to fundamentally impact a photo’s style and atmosphere. But many portrait photographers only focus on the foreground—their model. And that’s a shame! Don’t be afraid to experiment, to try to connect the model with their background, or to do the opposite and produce contrasts. You’ll see that it pays to be creative. Take inspiration from our article!

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