Portrait photography is a popular but challenging genre that requires you to be at the top of your game in handling a camera, creating lighting setups, post-processing, posing, interacting with a subject, and more. If you are new to the genre and looking to improve, check out this great video tutorial that offers some helpful advice sure to improve your images.
Coming to you from Sam Newton and Steven Schultz, this awesome video tutorial discusses the importance of interacting with your portrait subject before you even pick up the camera. A lot of newer portrait photographers tend to bury themselves behind the camera while they are still building confidence in their skills, but this puts a big barrier between you and your subject. And as uncomfortable as you might be when you are inexperienced, your subject is probably more apprehensive simply because being in front of a camera is tough for a lot of people. Taking the time to chat with them can make a huge difference. Check out the video above for the full rundown.
If you would like to continue learning about portrait photography, be sure to check out “The Art Behind The Headshot
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