11 portrait photography techniques your subjects want you to know
Everyone wants to look their best in a portrait. That goes without saying, right? And because we all have this vision of how we want to appear in photos, in this regard portrait photography techniques can be the most difficult to get right.
We’ve published what we feel are some pretty good tutorials on portrait photography – specifically how to work closely with your subjects to achieve results everyone is happy with. But anyone who’s been around the web knows that in a blog format, once something falls off the front page, it’s quickly forgotten.
Below we’ve compiled what we believe are 11 portrait photography techniques and tutorials that will give you a solid foundation for working with people, and boosting your confidence as a photographer. You’ll learn simple, but effective ways to compose your people photography, from posing guides to easy-to-follow studio lighting techniques.
Do you have some good tips of your own? If so, let us know in the comments! Or come share them with us on our Facebook wall.
1) 14 portrait photography tips you’ll never want to forget
Although many photographers upgrade to a decent DSLR to take family portraits or pictures of friends, getting great shots of people is always a challenge. The difference between amateur and professional portraits can be vast. So we’ve compiled this list of 14 of the most important portrait photography tips for any photographer, to help you improve the quality of the pictures you take.
2) 17 posing tips and in-camera slimming tricks for shooting curvy models
Portrait photographer Kelly Weech reveals her trade secrets with 17 posing tips for photographing curvy models. She explains how to direct a subject to inspire confidence and get the best out of their body shape, whatever it may be.
3) 13 tips for better pictures of babies, toddlers and teenagers
Babies, toddlers and teenagers (oh my!). After the Panamanian kinkajou they might be one of the most challenging subjects to take a portrait of. Below we’ve spoken to leading lifestyle and portrait photographers, Brett Harkness, who does this day in and day. These are 13 of his best portrait photography tips for getting more creative pictures of babies, toddlers and teenagers.
4) Male Poses: 17 tips to make him confident and comfortable for your camera
Male poses are some of the more difficult portraits to set up. When you take pictures of men, they’ll want to look masculine and often seem at ease in front of the camera. The key to successful male poses, then, is first finding ways to get him to relax in front of the camera and secondly, reassure him so that he trusts you enough to let his guard down.
5) Master your home photo studio: setup, settings, accessories explained
The thought of constructing a home photo studio setup with lights can seem a scary prospect. But you can relax: the portrait lighting equipment you need has become much cheaper and easier to use – and it won’t take over your home.
The beauty of a home photo studio setup, especially for portraits, is that it gives you the ability to control
your light source – you can decide which studio accessories you use, and where you place them.
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on Friday, October 26th, 2012 at 2:00 am under Photography Tips, Portraits.
Tags: camera tips, hot, Portrait Photography