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3 Tips To Master The Art Of Portrait Photography

by Shradha Singh I am Digitally Active

Also known as portraiture, portrait photography goes beyond its definition i.e. the process of capturing the subject in photographs. It’s more of defining the personality of the subject by taking numerous aspects of photography into consideration. Since it involves capturing the personality of the person, the photographer has got quite a task to accomplish. This also makes it one of the most challenging forms of photography.                 

Talking about great portrait photography, we will come across two vital aspects: the right technique and art. While technique mostly involves settings of the digital camera you are using, lighting, background and composition, art majorly involves seizing the emotive element of the subject.

If you wish to master the art of portrait photography, you need to learn a few basic techniques. Read on to know them:                             

1. Keep Your Focus On The Subject

There is nothing as important as the subject when it comes to portrait photography. So whenever you are capturing a portrait, be it with a mirrorless DSLR camera or with a traditional DSLR camera, you have the onus to make your subject feel comfortable. It is important because that’s how the subject will get acquainted with the style of your photography and you, with his/her emotive competencies. You can plan a meeting with your subject as well to discuss everything beforehand including your idea for the shoot.       

2. The Location Is The King

Believe it or not, the location plays a vital role in portrait photography. A lot of portrait photographers believe that the best portraits are clicked in natural light, preferably in an outdoor setting. However, this comes with its own set of challenges.   

Some of the important factors to consider when you are shooting outdoors –

·        Weather
Time of the day
Other environmental conditions like fog/smog
Direct sunlight is not preferred when you are clicking portrait photographs as the subject may appear askew. The best times for portrait photography are mornings or late afternoons.

3. Candid Shots Are The Best

Not everyone can pose like a professional. Many a times, this does not give the desired result. The case becomes even more prominent when the subject is a small child. To avoid unnatural results, it is best to take candid snaps. This will not only make your subject feel comfortable but also gives you very effortless snaps.       

Besides your photography skills, the choice of the camera is also important when it comes to portrait photography. According to prominent portrait photographers, DSLR cameras by Canon, one of the most distinguished manufacturers of imaging and optical products in the world, are your safe bet. You can choose a one (as per your budget and preference) from their latest camera models, namely Use model EOS M200, EOS M50 , EOS R and EOS RP


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