Take better portraits
Follow our guide to capturing your subjects in the best light – from naturally-lit headshots to moody outdoor portraits
Start shooting better portraits today with our definitive guide to essential camera skills, lighting options and posing you subjects with confidence
Portraiture is the photography genre that keeps on giving. There are always new skills to learn, new faces to shoot and new looks to achieve. Our advice over the next 10 pages will help see you through, to make sure that you do justice to your subjects, whether they’re a loved one or a model.
There’s a heavy emphasis on lighting in this guide, and with good reason. Whether it’s coming from the sun, a Speedlight or a continuous lamp, light always plays a huge part in the success of any portrait. Learning how to find or create the right light lies at the heart of great portraiture.
As well as lighting, we’ll look at camera settings and posing. Join us as we share the secrets of taking great portraits in all sorts of settings and styles.