Portraits can be taken in different ways. The biggest problem is to find the one pose and the look and facial expression to make ordinary photos become extraordinary artistic photography. The key is to identify the entity taken as an individual and to find a pose that is perfect for him or her. To find it, you need to experiment.
There are some main steps that every professional photographer follows when shooting portraits and which allow to get the wide range of poses, expressions and camera angles, which significantly increases the chances to get at least one exceptional photos.
- Place the person in the chair with the body turned to one side. Not exactly at right angles to the village or close it.
- Lift the second level of camera in the subject's eyes (camera should be in the post) and start with a reasonably narrow staff
- Let the subject turn his head towards you - but not all the way
- Have a look turned toward you until you look directly at the camera
- Save photo
When you get such a photo, you can start to experiment with photos in several different ways. Sometime during this phase experimental phase, you can run into the type of photo that perfectly suits your subject. Even you think you can do this with no difficulty, only professional photographers can get perfect portrait photos which can be used for official purposes.
While making portrait photo, the photographer can experiment in different ways, so he gets the best results.
ñ Different facial expressions - seriously, smiling, tense, laughs, sexy look
ñ Changing the angle of the head - slight change in the angle of the head can have a huge impact
ñ Different positions - the recording head, upper body, and the whole person
ñ Different formats - landscape / portrait
ñ Different camera angles - Raising the camera so that the subject is facing up can add a sense of vulnerability, while lowering the camera so that the subject is facing down may give the impression of power and strength of the entity
ñ The view is not directed at the camera - professionals prefer to shoot portraits in which people look at the camera - but sometimes if the subject is looking off in the distance, it can dramatically improve photo
ñ Brightness - again, professionals love to shoot with light that looks natural, but sometimes changes of direction and the intensity of the light can have a major impact
ñ New positions - When the subject is omitted, he can start to experiment with what suits them and to try new positions. Rotate them to look directly into the camera; a hand entered the frame, a look at the chairs and so on.
ñ Accessories - professionals never use too many accessories while taking portrait photo.
Although the starting point that we have mentioned is not the most creative when taking portrait photos, it gives every professional photographer enough space to show his creativity and knowledge. That is why you should choose the best one when you are taking portrait photographs that you will use for professional purposes.