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5 Portrait Photography Tips and Techniques to Elevate Your Next Photoshoot

Updated: Aug 3, 2022


Photographers most times are well-versed in the intricacies of getting the perfect portrait. They work with this knowledge but sometimes never get the wow factor in their work. So if you want something more than a studio headshot? You want to capture a picture, a moment that will not only thrill your model or client but anybody who sees it, here are 5 portrait photography ideas to help you go outside the box and create eye-catching images:

Make use of a wide-angle lens:

Traditionally, many portrait photographers avoid using wide-angle lenses because they tend to distort whatever is in front of them. While other photographers use a typical 50mm lens, photographing using a wide angle lens (anything less than 50mm) forces you to be creative. You take note of your background, backdrop, and how to put them in one. Find examples of wide-angle portraits and take a look at them, noticing the difference and outcome of the pictures.