Tips For Getting Best Portrait While Shooting in a Studio
Shooting portrait? Sounds easy enough, but is it? No! One of the toughest types of shooting is portrait shooting. If you are good at it, it would not be less than perfect. But if not, you sure are in danger.
To shoot the best portraits is a Herculean task. With a variety of techniques and combinations to be used it can get messed up while shooting in a studio. Sohere we give you some tips to shoot the best portrait in a studio-
1. THE LIGHTING
Lighting is a vital part of shooting portraits. While shooting outdoors, the sunlight can make things really difficult. So the best way is to use soft light. Proper lighting can accentuate the feel of the portrait.
2. COLOUR COORDINATION
Colors are something that does the right trick in bringing out a great portrait. It is not enough to choose the right colors but what is important is to coordinate them. Your subject and the colors must blend in a beautiful manner so as to bring the best portrait shot. Photographers sometimes experiment too much and spoil the shot. So it is important to balance the colors.
3. CHOICE OF LENS
Your choice of lens has a lot to do with how well your portrait comes out. If you are looking for a wider angle, then use a wide- angle lens and for a narrow shot use a telephoto lens. Photographers usually prefer telephoto lens as it keeps the background out of focus and the people become prominent in the portrait, which is what portrait shooting is all about.
4. CONNECT WITH YOUR SUBJECTS
Expressions are the key notes of your portrait shots. So build a rapport with your subjects, make them comfortable. Try to be upbeat yourself and your subjects would be easier to work with. This will bring life into your portraits and make them look beautiful.
5. FAST SHUTTER SPEED
Your portraits tend to become blurred due to eye blinks and moving around. To avoid this use a fast shutter speed. This way camera shakes can be prevented and your shots are also sharp. Remember, a blurred portrait is equal to a useless photograph.
How your subjects pose is the most important part of your portrait shooting. Shoot a variety of poses and expressions so that you can choose the best of all. Play around with your camera, even a slightest change can change the entire look of your shot, for better or for worse!
Sometimes photographers only focus on some parts like the eye, lips etc. For this to come out well, your focusing skill needs to be perfect. Otherwise your portrait can be ruined.
Zoom in, zoom out, and be creative with your positioning. This will bring freshness to your portraits which is what every photographer desires. But make sure your focusing is just right.
Of course, in the end it is the photographer’s creativity that counts!