What are the Most Important Tips for Taking Great Portraits of People?
Hi, thanks for getting in touch and asking a great question.
I think there are many things but my own personal style is to try and tell a story. If you look at my Avatar you'll see a guitarist upside down on a sofa... it's the back story the viewer makes in their own mind that brings people in to the picture and captures their attention.
Many people will say to blur the background as much as possible to remove any distracting elements... there's nothing wrong with that, but what about trying to include the environment to create a scene?
Using my avatar again as an example, a sofa tipped on its back isn't the most obvious prop to use in a photo, but instead of trying to get it as far out of shot as possible I thought I'd go for something a little more creative and see if I could use it as a positive element of the shot. Luckily I had a willing model and the wobbly crates I had to stand on to get the right angle didn't fall over!
So for me the most important tip I can give is to always try and tell a story, or set a scene... and I guess find a model who is prepared to indulge any strange ideas you may have about hanging upside down on a scrapped sofa :-D
Hope this helps
Taking good photographic portraits is explained in this article. How to get natural smiles, use of backgrounds and poses are explained. read more
by Paula5 years ago
What are your best tips for taking macro photography photos?I am learning more and more about macro photography. Do you have any tips to share as I and others increase in knowledge about this fun and interesting...
by Nicole Quaste4 years ago
What are some helpful tips for taking good care of Orchids?
by Cindy23 months ago
Hello fellow Hubbers,I'm a new Hubber seeking some words of wisdom from the veteran Hubbers here. If you could travel back to the day you first created your HubPages account, what are the three most important tips...
by David Stillwell5 years ago
What are some important tips for using AP style in writing?Since I make a living writing for other people, I was wondering what tips Other writers may have for using AP style when they write. Many of my clients ask for...
by Paula5 years ago
What are your best tips for taking short videos on vacations?
by Alissa Roberts5 years ago
What are some helpful tips for taking small children and/or infants on a cruise?
Copyright © 2018 HubPages Inc. and respective owners.
Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners.
HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc.
HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.