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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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Shows how to capture stunning portraits, even when the main lighting comes from behind the subject.
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.