Wednesday, July 30, 2008

How to improve your Portrait Photography

Do you want to improve your portrait photography? I know I do. Problogger has picked up 19 tutorials from his archives and shared them with his readers. We will be able to learn lessons on the following:

- 10 Tips to Take Stunning Portraits
- Give Your Subject Space to Look Into
- How to Photograph People When Traveling
- Asking Permission to Photograph People
- How to Take Environmental Portraits
- What the Mona Lisa Can Teach You about Portraits
- Posing Tips - Shoulders
- Posing - Waistlines, Thighs and Bustlines
- Where is Your Subject Looking & Why it Matters
- What Clothes to Wear in Portraits

and the rest. For details, read them all here, How to Take Portraits - 19 Portrait Photography Tutorials


  1. Don't let your subject stand under bright sunlight to prevent him or her from squinting.

  2. Anonymous8:58 AM

    Mockingbird has got a good tip there..:)

    Thanks for sharing this Happysurfer. I am currently going thru some tutorials on DSLR many things to learn and remember.

  3. MB, that is great advice. Too often we see pictures of subjects squinting under the sun. Thanks for sharing that tip.

    MBL, so true - so many things to learn and remember. More so for a beginner like me. LOL!

  4. You're most welcome :)

    i think it's imporant to keep your subjects in a relaxed mood too so that he or she would not strike an un-natural pose ;)