Composition and Editing Techniques for Showcasing Your Subject

Part of the challenge of environmental portrait photography is giving your subject the context around them to make the image compelling, but still bringing the viewer's eye to them first and foremost. There are many ways to emphasize your subject, and this excellent video tutorial will show you how to do it using two of the most powerful methods: composition and post-processing. 

Coming to you from our good friend, Pye Jirsa, with Adorama TV, this awesome video tutorial will show you how to draw attention to your portrait subjects through composition and post-processing. If you have not tried environmental portraiture before, it is really worth taking the time to give it a shot. Not being able to rely on shallow depth of field will not just challenge your compositional abilities, it will make you a stronger storyteller as well. And through that, you will become a more versatile and capable portrait photographer. On top of all that, it is a ton of fun! Check out the video above for the full rundown from Jirsa. 

If you would like to continue learning about the art of portraiture, be sure to check out our range of tutorials on the subject in the Fstoppers store.

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Alex Cooke is a Cleveland-based portrait, events, and landscape photographer. He holds an M.S. in Applied Mathematics and a doctorate in Music Composition. He is also an avid equestrian.

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