Our most popular portrait photography tutorials of 2012: 11-17
Every photographer aspires to shoot professional-looking images, and in the first of our recently launched Shoot Like A Pro series on Digital Camera World we revealed the recipe that makes up all good outdoor portrait photography, offering expert photography tips on everything you need to know about this subject, from composition and kit to camera tips, flash techniques and more.
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 photographer, Brett Harkness, who does this day in and day out. These are 13 of his best portrait photography tips for getting more creative pictures of babies, toddlers and teenagers.
Portraits are popular subjects for photographers, but people photography is notoriously tricky to shoot without ending up with artificial ‘say cheese’ expressions. In this post we’ll give you some common sense portrait photography composition tips to help you capture a variety of portrait styles. We’ll cover people photography composition techniques that both flatter the subject and remove background clutter.
In the following tutorial we will break the different areas of portrait lighting down and examine how each light affects the final result, as well as where to position them in your home photo studio.
We start by shooting with a single light, before moving on to a fill light that softens the shadows, and then introduce a light to illuminate the background.
These are all 3 very simple portrait lighting techniques that you can use at home when shooting your own family portraits. Use these techniques and soon you can transform your family portraits from looking like this.
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.
Portrait photographer Kelly Weech reveals her best tips and tricks for male poses that won’t disappoint, as well tried and tested advice on how to put your male subjects at ease in front of the camera.
Studio lighting can seem daunting if you’ve never tried it before. However, most portrait photography lighting techniques are not nearly as scary as most people think. By using a simple home photo studio kit with just a couple of flash heads and a few basic accessories, you can get great results in no time at all. In fact, it’s arguably easier to use a studio lighting setup than off-camera flash.
In our latest Professional Photographer to the Rescue post, our pro takes our apprentice into the studio and breaks down some of the common misconceptions about studio portrait photography and reveals the best equipment to use, simple techniques for working with studio lighting and portrait photography tips for making pictures your model will love.
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