Portrait Special: 100 Tips to Make Stunning Portraits

 

 

A good poraitist is one who lends a personal perspective to the image, apart from eloquently defining the subject. Photograph/Rajan Paul

A good poraitist is one who lends a personal perspective to the image, apart from eloquently defining the subject. Photograph/Rajan Paul

Have you ever wanted to make images that capture the essence of a person? To achieve this, we require a mixture of creative seeing, a precise sense of timing and an attitude that strives to reveal the real person. Ambarin Afsar walks you through a few simple tips.

To read through the various tips, head on to the stories below:

1. The Perfect Mood
What strikes you the most when you view an image? Possibly that it is joyous, humourous or sad. This mood is the foundation of every photograph.

2. Into a Vast World
Understand the choices that you need to make before you shoot, especially regarding backgrounds and colour.

3. The Light of Life
Learn how to control and experiment with the one element that breathes life into every photograph—light.

4. Weave a Story
The final photograph eventually depends on important narrative devices like aesthetic framing, graceful poses and props.

5. Going Beyond
What do you do when the obvious becomes boring and you want to differentiate your style? Start by breaking a few rules.

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