WHEN TAKING PORTRAITS…
Look for the softest possible light
For a attering portrait, start by positioning your subject by a window for that natural, soft glow. If there are white curtains on the window, close them to reveal a pleasing softbox effect, or look for a white wall that re ects light off from it - that will also serve as a nice, soft light.
Shoot into the mid-tones or shadows
Having the highlight away from you allows your portraits to look more dimensional and sculpted. Shooting into the highlight often results in the subject’s features looking at and boring, so it’s best to avoid doing that.