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A Guide to Frequency Separation in Photoshop

A Guide to Frequency Separation in Photoshop

When used correctly, frequency separation can be a very powerful and efficient tool for editing your portraits. This great video tutorial will show you a straightforward method to use frequency separation in your portrait retouching.

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Five Essentials for Getting Started in Portrait Photography

Five Essentials for Getting Started in Portrait Photography

Are you thinking of trying out portrait photography and want to get some insight as to exactly what you need to create beautiful portraits without a lot of trial and error? Read on for some tried and true suggestions that will get you started without all the hit-and-miss experimentation.

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These Celebrity Light-Painting Portraits Were Photographed in a Single Take

These Celebrity Light-Painting Portraits Were Photographed in a Single Take

Photographer Jason D Page was invited by Wango Tango festival 2019 to create a series of light painting portraits with some of the acts playing over the weekend, including Halsey, CNCO, and The Jonas Brothers. The photos were shot in a single take, with a team creating the surreal effects using light-painting brushes.

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Shooting an Environmental Portrait From Start to Finish

Shooting an Environmental Portrait From Start to Finish

A couple weeks ago, I did a quick photo session with my Jiu Jitsu coach, Rafael Moreno, and I filmed the process from start to finish.

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Pye Jirsa VS Lee Morris Round 2: Vote now!

Pye Jirsa VS Lee Morris Round 2: Vote now!

Yep you read that right! After Pye Jirsa completely destroyed Lee Morris in our last Puerto Rican Photo Challenge, Lee is back for revenge. We need your help deciding the winner so please vote in the full article.

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Shooting Large Format Portraits for the First Time

Shooting Large Format Portraits for the First Time

Have you ever wondered about what goes into producing images with a large format film camera? Take a look behind the scenes as photographer Willem Verbeeck tries out large format portraiture for the first time.

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Posing Awkward, Camera Shy, or Inexperienced Subjects and Couples

Posing Awkward, Camera Shy, or Inexperienced Subjects and Couples

No matter how technically proficient you are with your camera, an inability to direct becomes painfully obvious when you don’t have experienced subjects handling the posing side of the shoot.

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Save Time on Retouching so You Can Concentrate on Creation with The Image Salon

Save Time on Retouching so You Can Concentrate on Creation with The Image Salon

Hiring retouchers is something often talked about but I’ve never considered until recently as it has always seemed out of reach. Canadian company, The Image Salon, recently allowed me to try their portrait retouching services and I was excited to give them a whirl!

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Five Helpful Tips for Better Portrait Photography

Five Helpful Tips for Better Portrait Photography

Portrait photography takes both technical competence and the ability to work with people, making it a challenging but rewarding genre. This great video will give you five helpful tips to improve your portraits.

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Three Easy Posing Tips for Engagement Shoots

Three Easy Posing Tips for Engagement Shoots

If you’ve ever shot a couple or a subject who doesn’t much care for having their photo taken, you become immediately and acutely aware of how important your direction is. Here are three easy posing tips for engagement photos.

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Go Behind the Scenes on Joey L’s India Tourism Campaign

Go Behind the Scenes on Joey L's India Tourism Campaign

In this video, see behind the scenes of Joey L’s shoot with Kerala India, and how he created rich and vibrant portraits for a tourism campaign, with a difference.

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One of the Greatest Street Photographers of All Time, and One of the Least Known

One of the Greatest Street Photographers of All Time, and One of the Least Known

With a staggering and well received portfolio, one New York street photographer seemed to fall through the cracks of photographic history, which was a wholly undeserved end to her career.

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Battle of the Photography Blogs: SLR Lounge Versus Fstoppers

Battle of the Photography Blogs: SLR Lounge Versus Fstoppers

It’s another day in Puerto Rico and another photography shootout. Last week, we asked you which photo was better, but today, we take you behind the scenes and reveal the winning images. This is a battle for the photography blogs!

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Save up to 66% on Photography Tutorials with Fstoppers Spring Sale

Save up to 66% on Photography Tutorials with Fstoppers Spring Sale

Summer is quickly approaching and it’s a good time to brush up on your photography skills and expand your expertise. For a limited time, we’re having a huge sale on world class photography education in the Fstoppers store.

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Portrait Tips You Need to Know to Improve Your Photos

Portrait Tips You Need to Know to Improve Your Photos

In this article you will discover helpful portrait tips you need to know to improve your photos. These tips apply to you whether you are shooting in natural light or with flash.

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Photoshop Beginner Basics: Video Tutorial Number 2

Photoshop Beginner Basics: Video Tutorial Number 2

Just about anyone who has played with Photoshop a bit can learn about portrait retouching from YouTube, as there are tens of thousands of videos on there covering the many and varied methods involved in the process. But what about tutorials for photographers who are legitimately brand new to Photoshop, and have never used it?

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Simple Ways to Use Flash to Create More Looks in Outdoor Portraits

Simple Ways to Use Flash to Create More Looks in Outdoor Portraits

There is certainly quite a lot that you can accomplish with natural light, but you’re at the mercy of the weather outside, and sometimes, adding a bit of flash can go a long way to augment the light at hand or to even reshape it entirely. This great video will show you some different ways to use a flash to create a variety of looks when you’re shooting portraits outdoors.

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Critique the Community Photos With Birds in the Frame

Photos With Birds in the Frame

Submit your best photo with a bird in the frame for your chance to win a free Fstoppers tutorial

To play off some of the recent trends that have arisen in the Fstoppers competitive shoot out videos, Pye Jirsa has called for an episode of Critique the Community highlighting “portraits with birds.”

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