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Portrait Tips: How Do You Get Natural Expressions? With Props & Prompts

Having photographed thousands of people, it’s true that most people have a ‘camera smile’, and most people desire ‘natural expressions’ in their …

Graduate Session Preparation - Cheryl Pellerin Photography

General Tips:<p><b>Textures and layers always look nice and add depth and detail to the photo.</b> Knits, scarves and sweaters for the fall and winter …

Lips

How to Choose Your Camera Angle to Take Better Portraits

Taking portraits involves so many variables that it can feel overwhelming for a new photographer. What lenses do you use—zoom, prime, or a mix of …

Portrait Tips: How Do I Choose White Balance For Portraits?

There are so many things to think about when making portraits that leaving your white balance set to auto is a tempting proposition. Especially when …

How to Pose and Angle the Body for Better Portraits

One of the best ways to make a living with photography is to photograph people. People need photographs of themselves for their business, …

Digital Photography

How to Convincingly Lighten Shadows in Portraits Using Photoshop

Unless you're specifically going for the hard light look, shadows can sometimes be a distraction in portraiture work whose impact you might want to …

How aggressively can I crop?

So you shot wide, but now you (or your customer) would like the photo cropped aggressively for a tighter composition. How far can you go and still be …

The Wide Gamut Myth

<b>Or: Why you must work in sRGB</b><br>I'm writing this post in hopes of preventing some of the recent damage from yet another CreativeLive disaster. I despair …