Latest Articles in the Category Portraits:
Photographing Models in Different Environments I – Nature
The first of a series of articles on how to find shot locations outdoors and what elements within them to put to work. There are few limits outdoors, and so this is a good environment for practically every type of photography.
3 Tips on Shooting Portraits Against the Light
Taking pictures against the light doesn’t have to mean ruined photos. Not at all. It can give you some very impressive portraits. And all you need here to keep from ending up with an unusable picture is a little skill. Take a look at the right way to shoot a portrait against the light.
Learn to Photograph Children, Step by Step
Many variables are involved when photographing children: light, expression, composition, camera position, and more. You produce your final picture by mixing these “ingredients.” Don’t know where to start?
Improve Your Kid Portraits Using Landscape Compositions
When most photographers hear the word “composition,” they think of landscape photographs. But we’ll show you that you can use these same guidelines when photographing kids.
The Best Angle, Lens, and Aperture: Take a Look at How to Do Portraits Right
Portrait photography is one of photography’s basic genres. Like the others, it has its specifics that are good to keep in mind so that you can get the very best photos.
Need a Portrait Spot? Try a Nature Spot
When you’re outdoors with your friends or a model and you want to take a few portraits, nature is quite the ideal backdrop. It’s right there, with hardly any “do not enter” signs, and there’s so much of it around you that you can take even quite wide shots without including passersby.
Shooting Portraits on the (Right) Level
Full-length shots give dramatically different impressions depending on your height. When you’re photographing someone from up high, they can end up distorted in your picture—for example with shortened legs. Let’s take an illustrated look together at the effects that height and distance can have on portraits.
Using Glass Reflections in Your Pictures
Glass is a unique material that presents a major challenge for photographers. That’s because glass adds reflections to a photo, and these are usually unwanted. But there are also situations where reflections can be put to good use.
Self-portraits: They’re Not Just Selfies
In 2013, the Oxford Dictionary declared “selfie” the word of the year. The selfie is in short the photographic phenomenon of our age. But people, and artists especially, have been doing self-portraits since long before the birth of that word, or even the birth of photography.