5 tips for better portraits

We all take photos of people these days, be it on the phone, a little camera or a £5000 pro camera. Here are a few ideas which apply to any camera and any skill level…

1 – Don’t put the person in the middle of the shot, but slightly to one side

2 – Get them to face “in to” the shot – if they’re on the left of the photo, get them facing to the right & vice versa

3 – Rather than getting them just to “smile”, get them to act out a few things – e.g. puzzled, angry, sad, delerious, drunk etc.

4 – If its sunny, get the sun out of their eyes or they’ll squint

5 – Making people wait for longer than they expect you to take can get “interesting” results…

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