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6 essential tips and techniques for Portrait Photography

Jan 30


What exactly is Portrait Photography?

Portrait photography is a form of photography that shows human beings. Portrait photography was developed by Louis Daguerre in 1839. In 1839, Robert Cornelius took the widely-respected first self-portrait (or "selfie") ever taken. This was the beginning of the road for Las Vegas photography.


Here are some techniques for photography to enhance your photographs and create stunning portraits.


Diffuse your light source

Think about portraits being best taken with soft, diffused light that comes from an indirect source. Contrary to what many believe direct sunlight or full sun can cause unwanted shadows and colors that are not natural. To soften the light and achieve an attractive effect, you can use diffusers such as a softbox or white sheets.


Use a longer lens

A lens of 50mm is considered to be a telephoto lens that's mid-range. It's the typical length that a lot of portrait photographers in Las Vegas prefer to utilize. The length of this lens can result in an ordinary, but not an extraordinary image. To get better compression of images and reduce distortion, you should use an extended lens (e.g. an aperture between 85mm between 200 and 85mm). A longer focal length will aid in bringing your background closer to create a lively image.


Try a different position

The rule of thirds isn't always a good idea. gives your photos a fresh perspective. Photograph at angles that aren't as well-constructed or at your subject's eye at eye level. Photographs can be taken at different angles and distances from the model. Try taking photos from an aerial or side perspective. You can also alter the pose of your model or snap candid photos to determine the most optimal perspective.


Create your own lighting

While the camera's flash is vital to bring light into your photographs, it might not be enough. Flashes can make a person's face appear disproportionate and drab particularly when used for close-up headshots. Off-camera flashes can be utilized to alter the lighting conditions and increase the contrast of portraits. This makes them more vibrant and appealing visually. Puretouch Photography suggests natural light for portraits outdoors however direct sunlight can occasionally make it difficult. Strobe lighting from outside can be used to cut down the amount of light that is available or make the perfect photo making the lighting you have created yourself.


Adjust the Aperture

Wide apertures create an elongated depth of field, blurring the background and making your subject the focus. If you have several subjects (e.g. an image of a family) A smaller aperture is preferable to ensure that they are to be in the same focus.

Finalize editing and post-processing

Enhance your photos with editing software to create the perfect appearance. You can trim unwanted edges, eliminate shadows that distract or alter the background.


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