Portrait photography can be one of the more challenging aspects of photography; capturing a photo that appears natural and conveys the subject's personality is a skill that takes practice. The good news is you don't need any fancy equipment to snap great portraits, because portrait photography is about capturing a sense of a person's character, rather than producing technically perfect compositions. These tips will help you move beyond simple 'snapshots' to taking some truly engaging portrait photos.
A long focal length is ideal for portraits, especially for head-and-shoulders portraits. The focal length lets you keep your distance and still fill the viewfinder frame with the subject.
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Flash is a good source of light for portraits, particularly of children. The light from the flash is so fast that you never have to worry about your subject moving during the exposure and blurring the picture.
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