3 Tips to Take Better Portraits
During this quick photography tutorial we give you 3 tips to take better portraits. We will show you a before and after version of a portrait and how these simple tips can really improve your results.
1) Positioning your subject – the most common mistake that people make when taking portraits of their family or friends is that they have the subject facing directly at the camera. This results in a flat and boring photograph. By slightly changing the position of your subject you can really improve the picture. For example, have them turn slightly to the side by angling their body and then turn and look at the camera. This will add some depth to the image instead of a flat, straight on shot.
2) Lighting – Lighting is always the most important element in photography. In the example in this video, we had a sunrise, so by positioning my daughter towards the sunrise it put a nice light around her and added some nice colors from the sunrise in the background. This made a big different in the before and after image.
3) Over expose your image if back lit – When your subject has a bright light behind them, the image runs the risk of having your subject under exposed, or dark. By slightly over exposing the image, your subject will be properly exposed instead of being dark.
Those are 3 quick tips to take better portraits. Leave a comment with any other tips that you like to use to get better portrait results.