11 tips and tricks for stunning portraits
Guys, today’s post really is to memorize or print at least. 11 tips and tricks that you can apply to your portrait photography and will help you to achieve significant improvements. Here are some tips, as you will see, simple and easy to carry out but that make a big difference between an amateur and a picture begins to be professional …
11 tips and tricks for stunning portraits:
1 – While you’re doing the photo on the outside, and day, do it with flash. Need not be an external one, the camera you own it. You will notice a tremendous difference in the results.
2 – Open up the diaphragm. Use the aperture priority mode and reduces the value f / .. all you can. So the subject will be well focused and sharp, contrasting with a very blurred background.
3 – Beware of sunny days. If the sun is giving strong do not let your subject be placed directly below it, because that usually causes small but strong shadows on the neck and face (shades of the nose for example). The best thing is that our subject is placed in a place where the contrast between sun and shade is not as pronounced.
4 – For homemade pictures, try placing your subject near (very near) a source of natural outdoor light (a window for example). The natural light from the window fill your face and eyes of life and expression. Of course, as I was saying on the board 3, avoid direct exposure to sunlight.
5 – During the frame, try to let your model on the side opposite to the direction toward which it is addressed head. Always following the rule of thirds.
6 – For photos of babies try to have the flash off. Some pediatricians say that the flash can cause irreparable damage to the baby’s eye. Anyway, even if that were not true, babies do not usually do put it to the flash. Unless you want to remove the photo crying …
7 – If you want to get Pictures hitch attractive and ask your model to work a little standing in strange places, or wearing unusual clothing to the place where you are. For example, a grandmother in the club, a doctor with a tennis racket, … The experiment, part fun, it’s a good solution to those moments of lack of creativity.
8 – To shoot silhouettes avoided, as far as possible, automatic settings, especially the exposure, light metering, etc. The camera automatically attempt to harmonize the contrasting dark and backlit silhouette overexposing the subject. On the other hand probably skip the flash itself, trying to enlighten the silhouette. It is best to take manual control in order to get all the contrast you seek.
9 – If you make your subject very uncomfortable postures are likely to bring out her face a portrait with constipation. To help make sure it is in a comfortable position.
10 – The bow is a trick that most professional portrait photographers use. The trick is to make the subject tilt his head slightly to one side. The woman can tilt your head to either direction (always without exaggeration) while for men it is preferable that the slight tilt of the head is in the opposite direction to his shoulder closest to the camera.
11 – A tip that works very well when making group portraits is to place the heads of subjects at different heights make you sit on the couch, another on the ground, one standing behind, etc..
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