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A Helpful Guide to Lighting and Posing Family Portraits

A Helpful Guide to Lighting and Posing Family Portraits

Whether you are doing it professionally or simply looking to use your skills to capture lasting memories, family portraiture can be a challenging but rewarding genre. This helpful video will show you both how to light and pose family portraits.

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Shooting Portraits With a Massive 400mm f/2.8 Lens

Shooting Portraits With a Massive 400mm f/2.8 Lens

400mm f/2.8 lenses are generally the domain of sports and wildlife photographers, who need lots of reach and to be able to capture as much light as possible and are often willing to pay five-digit prices for the ability to do so. However, with such high-quality optics and thin depth of field, there is another genre in which it is fun to play with such a lens: portraits.

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If You Want to Make Money in Photography, Stop Taking Pictures of People

If You Want to Make Money in Photography, Stop Taking Pictures of People

Are you a photographer that owns a business or are you a business owner who offers photography? That realization can sometimes mean the difference between having a successful business or not. Here’s why you should stop photographing people as the sole subject of your imagery.

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Learn How to Create These Stunning Valentine Beauty Shots

Learn How to Create These Stunning Valentine Beauty Shots

It can be a lot of fun to deviate from the standard shoot and explore your creative side a bit. If you are looking to invigorate your photos a bit, this excellent video will show you two different looks based on a Valentine’s Day theme and how they were shot.

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Combining Video and Stills to Tell Stories: Profoto and Emily Dahl

Combining Video and Stills to Tell Stories: Profoto and Emily Dahl

When you’re working, are you shooting just stills? Just video? Is there a way to combine the two to tell better stories? Can gear help with that?

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5 Reasons You Might Be Making Couples Look Awkward in Portraits

5 Reasons You Might Be Making Couples Look Awkward in Portraits

Posing can be a tricky thing for a lot of photographer, and it can twice as tough when you are doing it with a couple. If you find you have trouble posing couples in a natural way, this great video will show you five reasons why your couples portraits might be a bit awkward.

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Tell Us Who Won the Newest Fstoppers Photo Shootout!

Tell Us Who Won the Newest Fstoppers Photo Shootout!

In our last photography shootout, Lee Morris defeated Pye Jirsa and I to regain the crown of “world’s best photographer.” Yesterday we teamed up again to have another battle and we need your help deciding who took the most beautiful or interesting image.

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Improve Your Portraits with These Simple Posing Tips

Improve Your Portraits with These Simple Posing Tips

Posing for the camera my not come easily to everyone. If you understand the basics of posing but still find yourself looking for a way to improve the shots, here are a few tips you can use.

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How to Take Great Portraits in Mediocre Locations

How to Take Great Portraits in Mediocre Locations

We do not always have the luxury of shooting in stunning locations, which can make it difficult to take great portraits. Nonetheless, you can still take compelling portraits even in drab locations with a little bit of know-how. This excellent video will walk you through the process as a photographer shoots in such a location.

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