This past year I have been really getting into photography. More specifically- portraits. I love capturing the light and soul in peoples eyes. It is amazing when you can catch candid moments! Even though I’ve only just started photography, I have learned so much already, and have a few tips to help beginners like MUAH. Let’s go!
My biggest tip would be to have the best lighting possible. The more light, the better. Don’t get too much light or your whole picture will be overexposed and your subject will look like a snowman. The best time for portrait pictures is when the sun is setting. I like to go out about an hour before sunset and bring my reflector along with me. (I recommend getting a reflector, even a small cheap one would work). Take as many practice shots as you’d like to learn what settings to adjust. Then, you go on to the fun part- getting creative! Try moving around, switching sides, crouch down and try a lower angle, or go from a higher angle. Taking the perfect picture means: odd crouching positions and moving your camera around. (The other day I literally laid out in the middle of the street taking pictures of my sister!)
Another huge technique I have learned is where to place the person and what the main focus should be. If your taking a portrait, it is the eyes! Always try to have a crisp focus on your subjects eyes. I mean, they are the windows to the soul. 😉
I hope I was able to help or inspire you to try out some new skills in photography. It is an art, and the best part about it…is YOU. Your photography is captured through your eyes! Everyones style of photography is different, so find yours! If you can’t find it, keep trying. The more experience you have, the more you will learn what you are good at.