Top Beginner Tips for Stunning Mobile Portraits

Portrait photography is a popular genre that many enthusiasts enjoy exploring. Knowing how to use your environment and tools can elevate your shots significantly.

Coming to you from 7th Era, this insightful video shares a variety of helpful portrait photography tips. The video highlights the importance of considering lighting, especially in harsh sunlight. Positioning the sunlight as a backlight creates soft shadows on your subject's face and adds contrast to their hair, enhancing the overall image. This technique helps separate the model from the background, giving your photos a professional touch.

The video also emphasizes the value of framing. By using objects in your surroundings, you can eliminate distractions and draw more focus to your subject. This is demonstrated by shooting through a bike rail, effectively removing the top and bottom parts of the frame to center attention on the model. Adding movement to your shots, like a model tossing their jacket, brings a dynamic element to your photos, making them more engaging. That's just the beginning, so check out the video above for the full rundown.

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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