Portrait Photography Tips: Taking Fun Portraits

11

It's always fun to shoot portraits. Whether you're using 35mm or 120 film, the results are really satisfying, especially when your subjects are happy with the result too! Let's take fun portraits!

Here are some fun and hopefully useful tips for taking portraits:

1. Shoot your subjects against a white background!

I love to do that personally! So simple!

2. Get close!

3. Let them pose for your first and you shoot right away!

4. Experiment with your subject.

Ask them to pose and move around their body. So the result won’t be “normal.”

5. Have fun while taking portraits!

I think this is the most important thing. You have to shoot with fun in mind! Don’t forget to just have fun!

Let’s go out and shoot the people your love! Have fun shooting portraits!

written by adi_totp on 2012-03-26 in #gear #tipster #adi_totp #fun #portrait #people #tips #portraits #requested-post #tipster #camera #lomography

11 Comments

  1. wira_cihuy
    wira_cihuy ·

    cool tips, thank youuu bro :D

  2. adi_totp
    adi_totp ·

    @wira_cihuy you're welcome,bro!

  3. panjihardjakaprabon
    panjihardjakaprabon ·

    cool bro!

  4. adi_totp
    adi_totp ·

    @panjihardjakaprabon thanks nji! :D

  5. hughh
    hughh ·

    really like 1/6 and 2/6 in the last series!

  6. adi_totp
    adi_totp ·

    @hughh thanks man! :D

  7. ridwanfals
    ridwanfals ·

    nice :)

  8. vicuna
    vicuna ·

    great! :)

  9. adi_totp
    adi_totp ·

    @ridwanfals thanks wan! :D

  10. adi_totp
    adi_totp ·

    @vicuna :D thank you

  11. zekalinova
    zekalinova ·

    really like the idea of "Let them pose for your first and you shoot right away!" hahha so FUN to do! :D

More Interesting Articles

  • Out and About with the Spinner 360!

    written by chooolss on 2014-11-10 in #lifestyle
    Out and About with the Spinner 360!

    Whether you're out for a walk in the city or trekking on mountains and beaches, be sure to take the Spinner 360 to add fun to your adventure!

  • Harness the Power of Light and Show Off Your Very Own Designs with Lumi Printing Products!

    written by Julien Matabuena on 2015-02-25 in #gear #news
    Harness the Power of Light and Show Off Your Very Own Designs with Lumi Printing Products!

    Whether you're looking for an exciting DIY project or a fun way to proudly showcase your own designs and photographs, Lumi Printing Products are just the thing for you!

  • How To Take Unique Instant Portrait Photos with the Lomo'Instant Splitzer

    written by sanamiii on 2015-03-05 in #gear #news #tipster
    How To Take Unique Instant Portrait Photos with the Lomo'Instant Splitzer

    If you have no idea how to play with this little accessory yet, let's start at the beginner level. Here are a few ways to take really unique and fun selfies and portraits!

    1
  • Shop News

    Give your space a facelift with your own analogue print

    Give your space a facelift with your own analogue print

    Really want to bring your film photos to life? We’re now offering totally analogue fine art prints in a host of large sizes and formats! Carefully enlarged from your negatives onto premium photographic paper by lab professionals, each picture is a unique piece of craftsmanship.

  • LC-Wide : Three Frames, One Film!

    written by alexintheskywithdiamonds on 2014-11-11 in #gear #tipster
    LC-Wide : Three Frames, One Film!

    If you're the happy owner of a Lomo LC-Wide, you are probably overwhelmed and frustrated at not being able to use your three different frames on one film. But this tipster will let you make magic happen!

  • Photographers On Why They Shoot Film (Part I)

    written by Julien Matabuena on 2015-04-11 in #people #lifestyle
    Photographers On Why They Shoot Film (Part I)

    On this day and age when many are incorporating digital gear into their workflows, whether fully or partly, there still are photographers who remain rooted to their analog roots and continue to shoot with film cameras. In commemoration of Film Photography Day happening tomorrow, we have scoured through our past interviews to highlight the reasons these photographers choose to still shoot film.

    2
  • A Collection Of Awesome Konstruktor Snapshots

    written by shhquiet on 2015-04-10 in #gear #lifestyle
    A Collection Of Awesome Konstruktor Snapshots

    There's nothing more satisfying than taking fantastic photos with a camera that you built yourself. If you've always wanted to impress your friends with your mad DIY skills, pick up a Konstruktor Camera Kit and show them what you've got! It's also a cool way to get them into Lomography, because as you build the camera you'll discover how analogue photography works. Oh, and the Konstruktor takes gorgeous photos, too - check out the gallery and see what we mean!

    6
  • Shop News

    Standard Photo Development Services

    Standard Photo Development Services

    Done shooting and want your films to be processed? We can process your colour and black & white 35mm, 120 or 110 films! Development, prints and scans are also included. (Service availability depends on your markets)

  • Belair Blowout: 20% Off Belair Instant Back & 35mm Back!

    written by shhquiet on 2015-04-10 in #gear #news
    Belair Blowout: 20% Off Belair Instant Back & 35mm Back!

    When it comes to shooting premium medium-format photography, we know the Belair X 6-12 is your go-to choice for incredible results — are you ready to extend those results to new realms?

  • Falling In Love With The LC-A 120

    written by hannah_brown on 2015-04-06 in #gear #reviews
    Falling In Love With The LC-A 120

    There are quite a few perks that come with working for a film photography company, and the best perk of all is testing out the latest cameras. I can remember buying my LC-A back in 2009 and being really inspired to shoot film again. When the LC-A 120 came along, I couldn't wait to try it out around London. Join me as I test out this super medium format beauty.

  • Shooting Squares with the LC-A 120

    written by pripri2000 on 2015-04-22 in #gear #news
    Shooting Squares with the LC-A 120

    Capture the world and all its contours in vibrant, wide-angled photographs any time, any where! The LC-A 120 is an adventure of its own with lots of exciting functions to experiment with, like seamless long exposures or full ISO control. It's also super-fast and ultra-compact - perfect for your everyday. If you're worried about the Medium Format film, don't be! You are free to use any 120 Film you want and there are plenty to choose from. In fact, that's what makes this camera so versatile! Scroll through this gallery for a little taste of the glorious shots this nifty invention is capable of.

    1
  • Shop News

    the perfect surprise for every analogue loving enthusiast

     the perfect surprise for every analogue loving enthusiast

    Let your loved one pick the gift of their dreams. Lomography Online Shop Gift Certificates are the perfect present for every analogue devotee on your gift list

  • Introducing The Brand New LC-A 120 - The Most Compact & Magical Fully Automatic 120 Film Camera Ever!

    written by shhquiet on 2014-09-08 in #news
    Introducing The Brand New LC-A 120 - The Most Compact & Magical Fully Automatic 120 Film Camera Ever!

    Get ready to think fast and shoot faster! Today, we are thrilled share with you news of the brand new LC-A 120 Camera. Load it with any 120 film roll and experience the thrill of medium format photography. You’re sure to soak up all the action in every square shot with its fantastic 38mm f/4.5 wide-angle lens (equivalent to a 21mm lens on a 35mm film camera). It's available for Pre-Order: Extremely limited first batch stock of only 500 cameras!

    35
  • Far and Wide with the Russar+ Lens

    written by jillytanrad on 2014-10-09 in #lifestyle
    Far and Wide with the Russar+ Lens

    Paired with your camera of choice, the New Russar+ Lens can produce exceptional images wide-angle dreams are made of. Whether you're in the market for stunning landscapes or striking street photos, the Russar+ makes an ideal companion during those photographic expeditions. Dan from Lomography Hong Kong recently shot with the wide-angle wonder, and here are some of the photos from his shoot.

  • Lubitel 166+: Lubitel is for Lovers+

    written by adi_totp on 2014-09-05 in #reviews
    Lubitel 166+: Lubitel is for Lovers+

    Lubitel for lovers+. You're probably wondering, "Why is there a '+'?" It's to describe and expand a whole new definition of the Lubitel - in this case, this camera is not only for lovers literally, but also for anyone who loves to shoot portraits, street scenes, objects, and the skies. Do you love to take photos of your lover, your dear friend, your lovely family, your pet, or at the streets? This camera can be used in ALL situations. You can shoot everything that you love with it!