Portraits are among us since the first painting was ever made, and everybody has a portrait photo in their wallet, whether just an ID photo or a snapshot of someone special. Read about my tips on taking portraits after the jump.
Taking a portrait of someone is something awesome, just because that person let you to do it. Don’t disappoint. Here are some guidelines I use when taking a portrait of someone.
1. Place your model to stay facing the light. There’s nothing more frustrating than a photo where your subject is darken by the light.
2. Guide your model to take a position, other then the standard one. If you don’t want to get a passport-look-a-like photo.
3. Set your cameras settings beforehand, unless you want your subject to get bored and leave.
4. Look for the best background. You don’t want to take a portrait shot and your viewers to be more interested in the building behind the subject.
5. Be creative. Be yourself.