5 Helpful Portrait Photography Tips for Newer Photographers

Portrait photography takes the combination of technical skills with your camera, lighting knowledge, the ability to work with subjects, and strong editing skills to make a compelling final image, meaning a lot to learn for the new photographer. If you are just starting out, this excellent video tutorial features five helpful tips that will help you get on the right track to becoming proficient. 

Coming to you from Miguel Quiles, this great video tutorial discusses five tips for improving your portrait photography. By far, I think the most important tip is to avoid trends and to explore your own creativity. Trends come and go, and if you are trying to build a portfolio, a lot of your images will quickly go out of date, especially since you will be constantly chasing the latest style and playing behind the eight ball. Exploring your own creativity is much more fulfilling, and it will give you the tools to build a portfolio that gives you a unique identity that distinguishes you from the crowd. Check out the video above for the full rundown from Quiles. 

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Ken Yee's picture

Do a video on trends please... The fairy lights segment was hilarious 😂