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Bringing out the character a black and white portrait
Great looking red lips with Luminar
Defining focus in a headshot
How to deal with portrait blemishes in less than 30 seconds
How to batch process a portrait session
What causes shine on a portrait and how to fix it
Beautiful portraits with Luminar 4.2
Portrait Tips: Easy on the eyes, please
How to give faces that extra pop in Luminar 4
Five tips to edit badass sports portraits
Removing a sunburn
Get rid of the early morning look in your headshots

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Batch processing portrait session

How to batch process a portrait session

The key to a great portrait session rests on the proof that the subject sees after it’s over. The way the proofs from the portrait session look will directly affect the way the person sitting for the photos feels about

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Beautiful portraits with Luminar 4.2

Back in November, I wrote a post about quick and easy portraits using Luminar 4. Now Luminar has had two software updates with versions 4.1 and 4.2. Luminar claims they have made more improvements in the Portrait panel, which enables

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Portrait Tips: Easy on the eyes, please

Eyes are simply the most important thing in a portrait. We know this. We do all kinds of things to emphasize the eyes. Catchlights, reflectors and post-processing all work to focus attention on your subject’s eyes. But you should go

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Removing a sunburn

We’ve probably all been guilty of not using sunblock, but there is no reason for a sunburn to ruin the subject of your photo. If you don’t fix the sunburn, you risk it becoming the unintended focal point of your

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Creating that soft, dreamy, hazy look

Creating that soft dreamy almost hazy and ethereal look in Lightroom Classic and Luminar 4 isn’t as difficult as you might think. Sure, it is always best to capture in-camera, and I will look at a few fun ways to

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Face slimming when and why

Slimming faces: When and why

Slimming faces starts at the camera by lighting the thin side of the subject while letting the thicker side slip into shadow. For jowls, a high camera angle with the subject’s chin up works wonders. After using these techniques, slimming,

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Beautiful portraits with Luminar 4.2

Back in November, I wrote a post about quick and easy portraits using Luminar 4. Now Luminar has had two software updates with versions 4.1 and 4.2. Luminar claims they have made more improvements in the Portrait panel, which enables

Read More
Easy on the Eyes Levi Sim-1

Portrait Tips: Easy on the eyes, please

Eyes are simply the most important thing in a portrait. We know this. We do all kinds of things to emphasize the eyes. Catchlights, reflectors and post-processing all work to focus attention on your subject’s eyes. But you should go

Read More
sunburn-featured

Removing a sunburn

We’ve probably all been guilty of not using sunblock, but there is no reason for a sunburn to ruin the subject of your photo. If you don’t fix the sunburn, you risk it becoming the unintended focal point of your

Read More
JuliePowell_Jess Header-1

Creating that soft, dreamy, hazy look

Creating that soft dreamy almost hazy and ethereal look in Lightroom Classic and Luminar 4 isn’t as difficult as you might think. Sure, it is always best to capture in-camera, and I will look at a few fun ways to

Read More
Face slimming when and why

Slimming faces: When and why

Slimming faces starts at the camera by lighting the thin side of the subject while letting the thicker side slip into shadow. For jowls, a high camera angle with the subject’s chin up works wonders. After using these techniques, slimming,

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Portrait Tips: The solution to the Cuteness Zone

“1200 pictures??? How is that even possible …?” You’ve said that to yourself after a shoot, right? There’s a certain sense of dread associated with it. “She’s a newborn; she didn’t even change poses!” But it happens to all of

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