"Photography, as a powerful medium of expression and communications, offers an infinite variety of perception, interpretation and execution" - Ansel Adams




Published on Feb 7, 2018

Through The Lens |  S05E01
Elizabeth Gadd

Published on Apr 22, 2017
time | 5:11

Why this is the perfect
Proven by SCIENCE

In this Portrait Tutorial and Headshot tutorial we talk through the best camera settings and then how we used control points to test or theories using the science of photography. In my opinion known got best angle to shoot from and WHY when doing Portrait photography is going to help any photographer beginner. 

Published on Mar 24, 2016
time | 10:48

Low Key Portraits: Take and Make Great Photography with Gavin Hoey

Low Key lighting is more then simply photographing against a black background. Join us in this episode as photographer Gavin Hoey explains the technique of a correctly exposed image that mostly learns towards the dark side. If you shoot in a small home or portable studio, low key lighting is one of the best lighting styles to learn and this video will give you some amazing ideas to start you off.




Published on Feb 20, 2013
time | 10:48

Helena Christensen
& Portrait Photographer Mary Ellen Mark

Supermodel Helena Christensen and Documentary Photographer Mary Ellen Mark discuss their work, travels and inspirations with Mark Seliger. From Johnny Depp to the circus performers of India and from the villages of Peru to the celebrities of Hollywood, Christensen and Mark talk about the challenges of finding the essence of their subjects and the thrill of taking a beautiful photograph.

Published on Aug 8, 2013
time | 23:36

The Art of Portrait
Off Book | PBS Digital Studios

Humans have been creating likenesses of each other for thousands of years, but with the introduction of photography, a new language developed for capturing the human image. Photography created opportunities for not just for biography and documentation, but also depth, empathy, and experimentation. Many portrait photographers today elevate their work from mere photo to art, communicating ideas and capturing the human subject with dignity, all while exploring the meaning and potential of portraiture.


Published on Feb 16, 2018
time | 8.02

Through The Lens | S05E04
Wayne Simpson

Published on Sep 19, 2017
time | 3:36

Through The Lens | S04E08
Daniel Rueda and Anna Devís

Daniel Rueda and Anna Devís are both visionary photographers, currently living in Valencia Spain. These two photographers both have a unique style that features story telling, precision, humor, creativity and an amazing aesthetic. Both Daniel and Anna are inspired by architecture, clean lines, and shapes. Mostly, the two just love to have fun while they are working.

Published on Mar 22, 2017
time | 4:58

photography ideas the biscuit box lighting effects

creative photography ideas - the biscuit box lighting effects today we are starting a short series of creative photography ideas for people to try at home. no need for expensive equipment, the minimum DSLR is enough, a tripod, a cheap flash and a wireless trigger and receiver set. 

You can use any box to direct light from the flash. By creating few slots, the light effects will be interesting. your imagination is the limit what you can do with this simple technique

Published on Aug 29, 2017
time | 3:14

Through The Lens | S04E05
Laura Zalenga

Laura Zalenga is a 1990 born [self-] portrait-artist from Southern Germany. Besides photographing projects she teaches workshops, gives inspirational talks and travels to all over the world – always searching for magical places and special light. It’s her clear visual language, the power of telling stories and showing raw, honest emotions in her photographs that makes her work stand out. She is convinced that photography is a type of therapy that gives you the ability to heal yourself and others.



Published on Aug 8, 2017
time | 5:51

Through The Lens | S04E05
Alessio Albi

Alessio Albi is a 29 year old photographer from Perugia, Italy. He is mainly involved in portrait photography, storytelling, advertising and book/CD covers. Albi would rather utilize the quirks and features of each unique setting to make his photos as aesthetically interesting as possible. He wants his viewers to see how he takes ordinary images and makes them his own. While his model's faces are partly obscured by any given element in each respective shot, Albi makes it so each shot offers a unique way of hiding and revealing his beautiful subjects.

Published on Feb 25, 2015
time | 5:24

My Photoshop story
Brooke Shaden, fine art photographer

Some photographers are driven to capture the world as it is; Brooke Shaden wants to capture the world as it isn't. Inspired by empty rooms and open vistas, Shaden's work features otherworldly imagery, pieced together in Adobe Photoshop

Published on Dec 23, 2013
time | 6:15

portrait tutorial

How to easily use your DSLR to take great portraits with limited equipment.

Published on Apr 28, 2016
time | 7:05

Lighting Tips: How to Capture that ‘National Geographic Style’

In this video, National Geographic photographer Bob Holmes gives us his lighting tips and the secrets for controlling light in your photographs. You'll learn about the 3 types of light and how to control each. Bob explains how to capture the shot using natural light without lots of equipment. He shares his decades of experience, knowledge and travels with you in this video.

Published on Jul 13, 2017  
time | 10:35

Bob Holmes-Learning to See Light-Photography

We caught up with our friend Bob Holmes again to find out how he learned to see light, what his secrets are and his advice is for you to advance your photography.


Published on Jul 19, 2015
time | 10:28

7 Portrait Photography Composition Mistakes


Here are some of the most common Portrait Photography mistakes when it comes to composition. Are you doing any of them?

Published on May 4, 2015
time | 7:17

Elena Shumilova: Mom Captures Childhood of Her Sons

Elena Shumilova took photos of her sons in the Russian countryside and put them online. Those photos struck magic and went viral with over 60 million views. She invited SmugMug onto her farm in Russia, where we got a behind-the-scenes look at how she captures these beautifully nostalgic photos.

Published on May 5, 2016
time | 4:10

12 Portrait & Wedding Photography Secrets | Bambi Cantrell


Who better to give photography tips on portraits & weddings than Bambi Cantrell, an award winning wedding and portrait photographer with a dazzling portfolio and list of accomplishments. In this episode , Bambi shares secrets for how she engages her subject and makes them feel comfortable. Plus she explains how to identify the best light and choose camera angles and much more. You'll go away with ideas you can't wait to put to use.

time | 10:50

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