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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  • That wasn’t portra 400 it was ultramax I’m pretty sure,the numbers aren’t as prominent on portra rolls,and they are always 36 exposures

  • get an IS lens for your video.

  • Theoretically a great Video but this could be done in way under 10 minutes with a lot more structure. Even with this footage, it could be cut and reareanged to make a way better and more structured video thats 5-10 minutes.

  • Videos should be 5:00 minutes max.. Jesus! Stfu and get to the point!

  • I loved watching this, a lot of the time I feel like I get bored watching ppls tip videos but I was engaged the whole time!

  • What aperture / iso / shutter speed should i use for my Canon ef 50mm f1.8?

  • RR Diner! Twin Peaks!

  • She says 2 million words in this videolol😂❤️

  • I love your tutorials !! Kisses from Brazil 🇧🇷😘

  • Those two sweet old men 12:04 ~~~

  • Good video. I will practice with my Canon Rebel 2000 first.

  • Weirdest thing! I clicked this because I'm getting into taking headshots and other photos semi professionally (really portfolio building now) and I just wanna get all of the tips I can--and I'm a spokane photographer! Small world. Nice video :)

  • That long pretty auburn curly hair though!! Wow.

  • 0:01 music?

  • What !!!!..... she is still using film reels

  • important information starts at about 2:17

  • It's not just learning something here but also to laugh! xD , Great Video!

  • First tip is maybe 5 minutes in. A lot of superfluous content.

  • Video actually starts at 2:57

  • i love you,toooooo00000ooooo to funny video...nice photo model....perfect job! Thanks!

  • Seriously the model is soooo fckin prettyyyy

  • Great interaction with your model, great captures with lighting and locations, great photos and energy, perfect advice to your model.... I wish you would talk a lil slower and with more clarity tho. Feels like your being completely transparent about your character, which i love, but it feels like your stumbling over everything you say and its low key too much "rambling" . .. lmao i realize that dont make sense from someone looking for advice but its just not all relevant. Your doing great tho, i hope to see your numbers jump!

    • thank you so much for the constructive feedback and for putting it in a kind way!

  • Great video well done ❤️❤️❤️❤️

  • i wish i had a camera:( being poor is hard

  • I like ur videos... new subscriber... also like ur energy....

  • Want your videographer to take some tips from me? First one would be to get a stabilizer

  • Nice photos.

  • This video isn't only great for new photographers but also gives great posing advice for models!! Great tips

  • 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? 🤔

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  • 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