An Overview of Portrait Photography

On the surface, portrait photography might seem like one of the more simple methods. However, taking a good portrait photograph takes real skill and vision. A portrait photograph isn’t just about the photo itself being high quality. It’s all about the composition, making sure the person in the photograph is at the right angle to the camera and is properly framed.

Anybody can learn to take a good portrait photograph. The main skill involved is to be able to place the subject in the right position, which will probably take some direction from the photographer. You then need to ensure the camera is picking out the correct features, emphasising the right aspects of the subject. If you have a digital SLR camera, you should be able to set it to portrait mode, which is a good starting point. Once you learn to use this, you can set the camera to manual and focus it yourself.