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Professional models give posing tips for great self-portraits
Posing couples: The forehead kiss
Portrait Tips: How to pose couples
Portrait Tips: What’s your greatest strength? (Hint: It’s not camera work)
Portrait Tips: How to photograph boys (let boys be boys)
Portrait Tips: Sculpt a portrait
WTP?!
Conceptual Creativity with Dan: A bed of roses
Drobo + Photofocus webinar: Family portraits with Levi Sim
Portrait Tips: Identify the environment
Realistically posing LEGO minifigures for photography
Turning a bad pose into a great pose

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Portrait Tips: Sculpt a portrait

Making portraits for clients is like competing in the decathlon. You have to be able to shoot movement and groups and individuals and kids and products and available light and controlled light and no light and you have to be

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WTP?!

Do you ever look back at pictures you’ve made and say to yourself, “What was I thinking?” Surely you’ve got some weird pictures in your catalog. Surely there are some truly strange photos in there, right? “What the pic?” You

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Conceptual Creativity with Dan: A bed of roses

This new Conceptual Creativity series is a collaboration with my friend Daniel Mallard. Dan has been a photojournalist for a major Canadian daily newspaper for over 35 years. In this “Bed of Roses” edition, he is teaching (me and you)

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Portrait Tips: Identify the environment

I’m pretty excited because Vanelli and I are teaching a class at Photoshop World on environmental portraiture. I love making environmental portraits because they help inform our knowledge of the person we’re looking at without saying a word. The trouble

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Turning a bad pose into a great pose

When it comes to portrait photography, posing your subject is an important part of the process. Discovering and collaborating around different angles and looks can create a wide variety of photographs to choose from, and can help to show the

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Speed posing: Three types of circles

Editor’s note: This is a guest article from Florida-based wedding photographer Richie Acevedo. Richie was one of the first photographers mentored by Vanelli many years ago. Impressed with how far he has come, Vanelli suggested Richie start sharing his knowledge

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Portrait Tips: Holiday portraits

Holy cow, it’s the holidays. Yeah, crept right up on me. With family and friends getting together, you could have a golden opportunity to make terrific portraits. If you don’t blow it. Another picture…? The problem is that these people

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Get the perfect crop with CompositionAI

With CompositionAI in the new LuminarAI, you can get the perfect copy and fix perspective issues in no time flat. Photofocus publisher Rich Harrington shows you how to get things done. Save on LuminarAI and get our free Boot Camp

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Avoiding memory card chaos

As photographers, we often take for granted one of the most important pieces of equipment we can invest in — memory cards. Whether you use CF or SD cards, there’s some simple things to remember in order to avoid card failure.

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Exposure Tactics: Mastering exposure with Kevin Ames

Exposure Tactics: Mastering exposure

This Exposure Tactics post explains what a “technically proper” exposure is and how to get there. Remember I said technically proper, not creatively right. The three photos above are with different exposures. Each one brings out a different feeling or

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Mind Your Own Business: New year, new plans!

Welcome to Mind Your Own Business, the podcast that helps photographers improve their business and their lives! Today Skip and I have a detailed discussion about what photographers can do to make 2021 (and 2022, actually) better than ever. “Growth

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Going wide with 24mm for street photography

For many photographers, 35mm is the ideal focal length for street photography. However, if you’ve ever been curious about wide you can go with your choice of lenses for this genre, the quick video above by Pierre Lambert will give

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