Learn Photography: Portraits
Portrait photography tips can run the gamut from simple tweaks to your camera settings to the seemingly impossible task of getting children to stay still. Although many photographers upgrade to a decent DSLR to give them more control when they 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 compiled this list of 14 of the most important portrait photography tips for any photographer to know.
In our Shoot Like A Pro series on how to photograph any subject you want we took a close look at the best camera settings for portrait photography. Our guide takes you through blurring backgrounds, setting up your camera for moving subjects, indoors vs outdoor portraits, and more.
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 give you some common sense portrait photography composition tips to help you capture a variety of portrait styles. We cover people photography composition techniques that both flatter the subject and remove background clutter.
What do we mean by ‘classic portrait ideas’? Well, when you just want a nice sharp photo of someone – or a few people – looking their best, with no fancy extras, that’s what we consider a classic portrait. It may not be exciting but chances are your subjects will love this kind of photograph more than any other, as it shows them at their best!
In this tutorial we share some of our best portrait photography tips and essential advice for shooting classic portraits of a wide range of different subjects.
Want to know how to apply the rules of photo composition to real-life subjects? Some have more relevance than others when it comes to portrait composition, depending on who you’re photographing. We’ll start by looking at how to compose a portrait in both formal and informal styles , then explain how a little visual savvy can make a big difference to your results.
If you’re looking to take your photography further you’ll probably want to learn how to use off-camera flash. In this tutorial we show you 6 simple studio light setups that will help you capture some of the classic portrait lighting effects. What’s more, these lighting techniques will provide you with a solid foundation from which you can start experimenting to find your own style.
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