15 important points of portrait shooting
- Camera setting
- Aware of the light around the shooting location
- Concept of sun and utilization of sunlight
- Keep the background simple
- Low angle shooting
- Catch light
- Eye expression and focus
- Posing of the subject (natural)
- Communication with the subject
- Possitive thinking (Optimistic thought)
- Shooting in raw mode
- Build your own style
The best lens for portrait photography is a single focus lens. It’s easy to blur the background.
135mm F2 or 24mm F1.4 or 85mm F1.8
Soft light is best. Equipment has soft boxes, umbrellas, ring lights and split lights.
Keep the aperture open to basic. Keep the shutter speed at which the camera can not be shaken when taking a picture with the camera. Increase the sensitivity as the ISO sensitivity gets darker. If it is bright, the sensitivity will be lowered in order to shade the subject.
For example, the light of a vending machine at night acts as the light of a soft box.
Keep sunlight behind the subject.
Do not make the background completely unrelated to the subject. Make your subject stand out by blurring the background with a single focus lens.
An angle from a person’s point of view in everyday life is unattractive.
Use round flash
Three division method or Leading line
Do not instruct with a voice aloud. Look as if you see the subject in the mirror.
Since there is a trouble at the shooting site, solve the problem calmly and do not bother the subject and surrounding staff.