Guide to shooting good portraits
- November 27th, 2011
- Posted in Uncategorized
- Eyes in focus.
In case of a harsh sunny day, move your subject into shade (if possible) so that their eyes are visible.
- Interaction with the camera/environment
A good portrait depicts a story/emotion, the best way to capture it is to depict it by interaction with the camera.
- Avoid distractions
While composing the shot you should try to avoid distractions around the subject. This highlights the subject even more.
- Give space
Give space for the subject to look into. At times very tight compositions do not work.
- Post processing
Do not use too much of black while post processing, this usually takes away the expression in the eyes. Also while changing the white balance to Sepia/BW or any other color tone, think about what feeling you are trying to project. (warmth/cold)
- Let it be natural
When asking your subjects to pose, try to keep it natural and comfortable for the subject. If it is not comfortable the expression will be lost.