Posts tagged portraits

Portrait Photography using Fill Flash in 3 Easy Steps

Our second Two-minute Tutorial #2 -- How to take pro-quality portrait photographs using a fill flash.

This tutorials shows you how to take great portraits indoors using a fill flash. A fill flash is a flash is used so that it doesn’t overpower the background and instead just ‘fills’ in shadow areas, while the photo captures much of the ambient light. This results in a much more natural looking portrait which doesn’t look like a ‘paprazzi’ shot of a celebrity at a party.

Take a look and let us know whether this was useful to you.

How to photograph subjects with a blurred background

This is our first 2 minute video tutorial in an ongoing weekly series.

This tutorial describes how to photograph a subject with an SLR camera and get a blurred background in 3 steps so that the model really pops out of the picture. Though the quality of the ‘bokeh’ (blurred part) does depend on the lens, this tutorial gives you the basic steps you need to start shooting some great portraits.

It was filmed on the beautiful University of Toronto campus with the help of our friend Elaine (thanks Elaine!).