My Thoughts on Portrait Photography


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.

written by pvalyk on 2012-04-10 #gear #tutorials #art #mm #film #120 #portrait #face #photography #guide #tipster #lomo #lomography #35 #suggestions #portrait-tips


Bringing an iconic aesthetic to square format instant photography, the Diana Instant Square fills frames with strong, saturated colors and rich, moody vignetting. Built to let your inspiration run wild, our latest innovation features a Multiple Exposure Mode, a Bulb Mode for long exposures, a hot shoe adapter and so much more! It’s even compatible with all of the lenses created for the Diana F+ so that you can shake up your perspective anytime, anywhere. No two shots will ever be the same. Back us on Kickstarter now!


  1. mafiosa
    mafiosa ·

    Very lovely portraits.

  2. neanderthalis
    neanderthalis ·

    Nice article and nice portraits :D

More Interesting Articles