Portraiture

Portrait is when your sujbect of the photograph is a person, instead of a landscape or object. it can be hard to get the photo to look right as the person could uncomfortable, the photo could come out bad or everything is wrong and you just want to throw it into a fire then watch in joy as it burns into a pile of ash, or is that just me? Anyway, there are a few tips that you can do to make it look better.

  • The amount of ISO in the photo can change it completely, ISO could be too high that you can’t see them or too low that you’ve turned into a low detailed snow white and still can’t see them.
  • Set it to a low F number.
  • Use a low depth of field so there ain’t anything in the background that can take focus away from the subject.
  • Keep the camera’s focus on the eyes, the subject should be looking at camera to make it a portrait. The eyes should be the most detailed part of the photo, as it’s normally the first thing you notice about a person is their eyes (Unless you’re me and the first thing I notice is their shoes)
  •  Play with the composition of the subject. You could apply the rules of thirds into the photo. The rule of thirds is when the subject or main focus fit in one of the three sections of the photo and take up all the space. Also changing your angle can also create an impact, like doing a high angle and getting the subject to look up.

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