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Learn how your lens choice and different shooting techniques can improve the quality of your portraits. Plus, get a review of popular prime and zoom lenses.
See how a world-class photojournalist approaches the challenge of telling a photographic story with less than hour's shooting time.
Learn how to take great contemporary senior portraits both indoors and out—and how to make some money at it.
Learn how to retouch and enhance studio portraits in post, with Adobe Camera Raw and Photoshop.
Follow photojournalist Paul Taggart as he explores the unique challenges behind shooting photo stories about family members.
Capture the surroundings, the personality, and the traditions of a favorite family getaway spot.
Learn how to remove a subject from a studio environment and place her against a different background.
Learn how to replace the sky in your photography in just a few short steps in Adobe Photoshop.
Swap out the background of a portrait with something new, and add visual interest and drama to your photographs.
Learn to retouch and enhance a portrait of a young woman using subtle image adjustments in Photoshop Lightroom.
Learn the essential techniques of flash and studio lighting that will deliver more pleasing, more flattering photos.
This documentary follows legendary photographer Douglas Kirkland as he assembles his first career retrospective, A Life in Pictures, and recalls pivotal moments in his career.
Learn how to retouch portraits and make your subjects look their best with Aperture.
Transform a portrait or family photo into a piece of art worthy of framing, in this digital painting tutorial.
Follow photographer Brooke Shaden as she creates one of her painterly, otherworldly images and explains her process, from initial sketch to final Photoshop composite.
Photojournalist Paul Taggart discusses the art of photographic storytelling—how to shoot and sequence a series of photos that tell a story about a person, place, event, or trend.
Follow photojournalist Paul Taggart as he photographs an artist and creates a photo essay that tells the story of his art and working environment.
Photographer David Hobby uses compact strobes to shoot an environmental portrait of a beekeeper and his bees.
Learn the essential qualities of natural light that will deliver more attractive and flattering photos.
Photographer David Hobby visits a conservation center and lights close-ups and portraits using a variety of strobes and light modifiers.
In a photo shoot with a model, photographer and Strobist blog publisher David Hobby demonstrates the basics of lighting with compact flash units.
Renowned photographer Douglas Kirkland explores the process of shooting a series of photos that connect to tell a story.
Photographer, author, and teacher Chris Orwig shares his creative insights for creating natural-light bridal portraits.
Photographer, author, and teacher Chris Orwig details the technical and creative decisions involved in shooting thoughtful, story-filled wedding photographs.
Build the foundation for mastering the art of fashion retouching, from a professional retoucher, in this photoshop tutorial.
Do some trekking—photo trekking—with travel and lifestyle photographer Nick Onken.
Follow Lauren Lemon, the online persona for Lauren Randolph, a photographer based in Los Angeles, as she plans and choreographs a photo shoot and talks about the importance of social networks and personal projects in establishing a photography career.
Photographer, author, and teacher Chris Orwig details a variety of Photoshop postprocessing techniques that enhance the authenticity and mood of an environmental portrait.
Introduces the techniques behind lighting for portraiture.
Renowned photographer Douglas Kirkland discusses the art of photographing kids ranging from toddlers to preteens, both alone and together with parents and siblings.
Details the tools every photographer needs to retouch portraits to make them look their best while remaining authentic.
Shows posing and composition techniques for capturing engaging portraits of couples, families, and other groups.
Chris travels to Texas to visit two artists and sculptors, David Cargill and Charles Stagg, taking their pictures and discussing the results.
Chris Orwig travels to Texas to meet with and photograph Keith Carter, a fine art photographer and teacher.
Chris Orwig travels to New York to visit with photographer Rodney Smith, sharing insights into portraiture and the importance of creating photos that both tell stories and ask questions.
Award-winning photographer Jim Sugar shows how to shoot a portrait with a dramatic look and feel, using a variety of inexpensive lighting tools.
Photographer and teacher Chris Orwig explores how to create images that tell stories about their subjects and produce a strong emotional connection.
Photographer and teacher Chris Orwig shows how incorporate aspects of a location, such as architecture, natural light, and even passersby, to create authentic, story-filled portraits.
Well-known photographer Douglas Kirkland demonstrates studio portraiture techniques, from lighting to working with a model.
Well-known photographer Douglas Kirkland explains how he works with natural lighting and how to best take advantage of it for portraiture.
Focuses on the specific tools every photographer needs to retouch images and keep them looking genuine.
Shows how to capture stunning portraits, even when the main lighting comes from behind the subject.
Shows photographers how to use fill flash to take great shots in any kind of lighting.
Shows how to capture beautiful, illuminated portraits with natural daylight, and shares tricks for getting great shots even when the light is not so good.
Explores Photoshop CS4's deep resources and inspires photographers to do their creative best.
Shows the entire process of retouching a portrait, from start to finish.
A hands-on tour of the retouching secrets used by pros to make people look their best in photos.