If you’re getting started with photography and love portrait photography category, this article will help you with the exciting knowledge when using the camera to take beautiful portrait photographs.
1. Lens Preparation
Equipment play an important role in the portraits photography. In portrait photography, photographers often use a blurred background. This creates shimmering effects for the background behind, but more importantly, it makes it easier to isolate the subject from the other unwanted objects within the frame, because we also do not always can have portrait photographs from a professional studio with backdrops built.
To do that, the campact camera has a large zoom or DSLR with basic lens kit such as 18-55mm f1 / 3.5-5.6 can not be the optimal solution. You will need an obligatory lenses meet one or both of the following criteria:
- There is a large aperture.
- There are recommendations focal from tele or more.
2. The supported devices
Supported devices are often used to overcome the difficulties in terms of shooting conditions. Example with backlit portraits photography, a reflector plate (common in wedding photography album) or a wide stretch of white cloth can create additional reflection and good lighting for the front subject.
However, the most useful device is none other than an external flash, remote controller and tripod. External flash can be mounted directly on hotshoe lying on top of the camera, or the distance from the photographer to the subject is far away (at telephoto), you can mount an external flash on a tripod, set the tripod in position appropriate then use the controller to activate the remote lights during shooting. To the light emitted from the lamp is not too harsh and direct projection onto the holder (easy to cause flat image, light glare), should have a Diffuser duty lampshade.
After a very good preparation , lens and other auxiliary equipments, the portrait becomes much more favorable. Whether portrait photographs or full body, portrait arrangement or natural portraits, do not forget the eyes of characters so soulful portraits or not depends very much on the eyes. The basic knowledge of photography at the top with creativity, experience gained after each picture will help you capture very stunning potrait photographs.