8 Easy Ways To Improve Your Portrait Photography Instantly

Pubblicato il 31 gen 2019
Let’s talk about 8 different things you can incorporate into your portrait photography to improve your work! From angles to color play, styling, framing, composition, leading lines, adding movement, and even how to photograph hair. Thank you Squarespace for sponsoring this video! For 10% off your first purchase, go to Squarespace.com/jessicawhitaker/
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  • She talks...A LOT !

  • I am impressed that you can shoot wearing that backpack and standing in the wind. It would be a disaster for me.

  • i still dont get why its a trend of late for photographers to use already existing models for photos. in my view a good photographer captures something in a way that has not been captured that way before. i take pride in many cases of being able to capture someone who has not have such a photo done before. its something unique i can bring to the table to make me stand out. Sure models "know how to pose" but you know you can teach anyone a few simple poses in a few moments. and have a set of very nice photos. Sooo many gorgous women out there who may not be "models" but with a bit of encouragement you could capture them in a way they never had before just my two cents. while gorgous when i see photographers having flickr or 500px with page after page of gorgous models im like doesnt that kind of defaat the purpose? Find hidden beauty in someone that hasnt been catpured that way (the Afghan woman photograph as a prime example ) but just my two cents. to be fair though thats a gorgous model ;-) but still....id take more pride in a photo of a beautiful woman that has never been captured in that way before then some random model who has 1,000 or more photos like it lol and yeah you really need some sort of video stabilzier a bit too shakeycam for my taste. lol

  • actually for full frame (i.e. 35mm) cameras the 85mm would do better for portraits but this is cool... Honestly in this day and age however i wouldnt recommend film cameras. yeah the old school people say "learn film first" but why? thats like saying you should go back to watching black and white tv low res tv before you see HD tv ... Digital is just so much more convient and more so for just learning. you wont waste a ton of film. far easier to edit via RAW.......and you can do more . use the photos for stills or videos. and of course many cameras can do video as well. you can go cheaper though and get a old school film 35mm plus some lenses for cheap however.....ive used film way in the past and its a pain. not being able to check the images right after you shoot it is just not so great. plus if you are shooting something that you cant re-capture , say a wedding or an event.. you would want to check to make sure you have everything in focus or the right images on the spot......nothing worse then develoiping the film and coming back home only to find that half of the images wernt in focus. no need to make things harder for yourself. lol (but you say you have both so thats cool) might consider a camera with IBIS for your video though a bit shakey there ruining the cinimatic look a tad.

  • Step 1. Have a cute redhead as a model

  • any 8 easy way to tell the cameraman not to shake his camera?

  • Love your energy SUB!!!!!

  • aw man the weather looks so good.

  • Subscriber earned. Everything you do is so energetic! I need to get through all your videos now haha.

  • Interesting video! But i have a problem with the title. If you write "8 ways to ... " I expect a list. A list which gets point to save time. People dont expect 5 minute blabla, 2 minute advertisement, they dont wanna know who the model is, more blabla and so on. Im not saying its bad at all. Just think about your titles.

    • thank you! good idea, i just count the different points when I am editing but maybe doing actual numbers during the video would help! thank you for the constructive feedback!

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  • Hello from Auburn Washington...

  • Taylor looking real cold lol ..... nice portraits jess 💕

  • Subscribed before being two minutes in. I’m all about your vibe!

  • i like the way shes so happy :)

  • What was the intro song? Great video btw :D

  • I love how positive you are 😍

    • @Jessica Whitaker np, I wish you splendid results and staying the way you are 💪❤️

    • thanks!

  • The car at 3:00 is the same colour as Taylor's top!

  • "I have a cord coz I'm on a budget" lolz respect to you. We are all on a budget.

  • My ears😂😉 nice vid tho

  • I'm glad to see some portrait photographers still shooting on film. Out of curiosity, have you tried medium format? My first SLR was a Canon AE1 35mm camera in the 90s.

  • wow, wanna be my wife? i would love to hear that excitement all day long ha:))

  • This is what happens when ADHD goes untreated. I love Jessica, the energy is contagious lol.

  • man im watching specified tips when i dont even know what mode i should use. But she has film and i have digital

  • Is Betsy Brandt your mom? 🤔

  • 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆hi guys, if u like creative photography find me on insta @prej_

  • Sorry, the material looked and sounded interesting but can't watch or take it seriously when the filming is so bad.

  • really good work both of you!

  • Did you know that photography is a mental illness and you should not do it.

  • All I got was blah blah blah blah blah stop and breath hard work can’t watch no more yalllllll

  • You have great energy! Thank you for these tips.

  • YAH

  • The first 2:15 are just A LOT OF ADVERTISEMENTS!!!!

  • It shouldn't take 3 and a half minutes of spruiking before speaking about any content. It was just under 6.5 mins before you even got to the first photo. So disappointing cause you actually have great tips and your photos are gorgeous but there is so much fluff in between the useful info that this video honestly could have been a third as long even with that first 3.5mins of nonsense.

  • All the small little things like the cord, the opening of the store container and the blowing wind that are messing a little bit with your plans make this video really interesting!

  • This is really cool! Although you're holding wrong the camera, just for you to be more comfortable♡

  • Great tips. Gonna apply them on my next shoot. 😍

  • Your camera operator needs a stabilizer or monopod. Otherwise, great work.

  • no warp stabilizer?

  • Love the energy! Stay that way forever! :)

  • great content, i'm just getting dizzy with the camera guy's movement

  • Rode send this girl the new wireless go microphone ASAP.

  • Very interesting your video! I have just started creating videos, I would like to know your opinion on my videos, what do you think? it-tvs.com/tv/video-T8h9xSlhsjo.html

  • Shoutout from Post Falls, ID. Love your energy! Keep rocking it!

  • "8 Easy Ways To Improve Your Portrait Photography Instantly" . . Book the most stunning model who knows how to pose

    • @Jessica Whitaker I know it's all jokes :) Amazing photography!

    • if you'd like a video where i shoot clients/people who aren't models, i have a ton of those! :)

  • Who shoots film in 2019? Is the video shot on film as well?

    • @Jessica Whitaker In the same sense that typewriters are fun. Wait, I own a typewriter. 🤣

    • film is fun to use :)

  • The model is so beautiful

  • Not to be unappreciative, but the constant, fast talking in a high voice, the camera movements, the irrelevant information, and the bad editing gave me a headache and I'm on the 5th minute. This could very well be a 10 minute, absolutely efficient video.

    • yeah I stopped watching at the same time. People are doing this for free, I get that but you have to be credible and if you're all over the place. You'll lose out to others

  • juicy content.

  • Very nice video Jessica, thanks for the inspiration :-)

  • 8:41 wow. On video it seemed like her face is gonna have some ugly harsh shadows but on picture it loooks soooo soooft....

  • I loved your video, but can I just say (and I'm no stylist), that outfit did NOT do your charisma justice lol

  • Thank you from thailand

  • Oh my goodness! This is so beautiful. You're doing so good!

  • She definitely has ADHD :DD

  • Wonderful video.I really loved seeing it. Keep on going .I follow your channel. I would definitely appreciate it if you support me as well 🙏 😊😃 ❤&✌

  • Oh my gosh you're so amazing!!!

  • Exactly how I wanna direct my friends and clients, thank you and I’ll be watching and learning from you for a while☺️

  • dude I've been watching your tutorials and I was like oh shit I know her lol HI TAYLOR SLAY\\thank you for these behind the scenes

    • ahhh that is so awesome!! small world!! and you are so welcome..thank you for watching!

  • She's interesting