Overview: Tips and Tricks

Tips and tricks for better portrait photography

Adding mood to your portraits

Adding mood to your portraits

monday 21 august 2017, 23:46 | Elja Trum | 452 views | 0 comments

Adding a certain mood to your photography makes your images much more interesting to look at. It will take a little extra effort, but it's worth it. What steps do you need to take to make this happen?

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How to Create Portrait Photography That Reveals Real Life

How to Create Portrait Photography That Reveals Real Life

friday 11 august 2017, 16:32 | Portrait Academy | 372 views | 0 comments

It's said that in a portrait, you'll see the history of an entire life. That in the best ones, you'll see secrets only a camera can reveal. Like any other kind of artist, portrait photographers are idealists, constantly seeking that shot which reveals fundamental truths about our subject.

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How to get clothing for your shoot

How to get clothing for your shoot

friday 4 august 2017, 14:41 | Elja Trum | 427 views | 0 comments

In a photo shoot clothing is an important part. The way your model is dressed can totally change the mood in your image. Especially when working with themes in your shoot, clothing is important.

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9 common portrait retouching mistakes

9 common portrait retouching mistakes

monday 31 july 2017, 20:40 | Elja Trum | 213 views | 0 comments

Portrait photographer and retoucher Nino Batista created this great video with 9 common retouching mistakes most amateur photographers make. I certainly made a couple of them in the past.

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Zooming in for a powerful portrait

Zooming in for a powerful portrait

saturday 8 july 2017, 14:41 | Elja Trum | 236 views | 0 comments

When people take portraits they often keep their distance from the subject. That's a shame. A portrait is often more powerful when shot from up close. Instead of coming closer, zooming in a bit can help too.

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5 tips for better portraits on location

5 tips for better portraits on location

monday 26 june 2017, 20:02 | Elja Trum | 344 views | 0 comments

A portrait can be shot in a studio, but it's also fun to shoot a portrait in an outdoor location. Being outside drastically increases your possibilities. In this article 5 tips to help your shoot better portraits on location.

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