Although upgrading your gear does not automatically make you a better photographer, modern mirrorless cameras like the Canon EOS R line can definitely open up new creative possibilities with their slew of great features and usability.
When I upgraded to a Canon EOS R5 recently, I knew the camera would offer great improvements over my DSLR, and although the amount of technology was a bit overwhelming at first, I quickly realized that the new camera began to change some habits, not to mention settings, that had been part of my photographic process for years. In fact, I have found that my portrait shooting techniques have evolved considerably since shooting with the new camera, thankfully for the better. In my latest video, I discuss seven tips to help improve your portrait photography, some of them based on what I have learned by using my R5 for almost a year. Although the video is geared towards Canon mirrorless users and includes screenshots of menus as well as specific settings I have come to love, all of my tips are applicable to anyone who wants to become a better photographer, regardless of what specific brand you prefer. My seven tips include things like autofocus settings, auto ISO settings, lens choice, composition techniques, and more. Check it out for my complete list of tips and settings.