Getting Started

The visual effects of a Zoom lens on the shape of a face.

Portrait Formats

These are the three basic compositions/framings for portraiture. Once you have practiced these then you can experiment with other compositions!

Using Manual control on your camera

How to Shoot a Photograph in Manual Mode (Note: camera used in the video is a Rebel T3i but you can use the same steps for our Rebel T7 cameras) * WARNING - Do not take the camera lens off yourself or put fingers inside the camera!

Apr 13, 2022 Go beyond conventional beauty standards when looking for portrait subjects. Professional photographer Shotti shares his tips and advice on photographing people with unique features.

Feb 5, 2021 Portrait Photographer Shotti shares how to utilize negative space in your portraiture, from photo composition to visual storytelling.

Composition Tips for Portrait Photography you Need to Know by Julia Trotti

Feb 3, 2022 Shotti NYC shares his 5 tips on how to accurately light black skin tones in your portrait photography, as well as the common mistakes some photographers make.

Alfred Eisenstaedt BBC Master Photographers (1983)

How self-taught photographer Gordon Parks became a master storyteller - Feb 1, 2019 Photographer and journalist Gordon Parks used his camera as a tool to help the world understand the experience of African-Americans in the U.S. A current exhibition at the National Gallery of Art, titled "Gordon Parks: The New Tide," examines the first ten years of his career, and exhibit curator Philip Brookman sits down with Jeffrey Brown to share more about the artist's life and work.

What Gordon Parks Saw Oct 31, 2020

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