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Thursday Portrait Photography Tips: FOCUS ON EYES

Focus on Eyes is the Key

There are many rules in Portrait photography, and I try to explain a few of them in my posts. Follow us for more tips! 

The eyes are the windows to the soul and the most crucial element among all portrait photography tips. Unless your subject’s eyes are hidden from the camera, they must be razor-sharp. Otherwise, the image will suffer – no matter how on-point its lighting and composition are.

Focus on the eyes

Focus on the eyes is an important key for a successful photography
Focus on the eyes is an important key for a successful photography

How to Focus on Eyes?

There are two methods to lock the focus on the model’s eyes:

1- Move the focusing point and set it over the eye.

2- If you don’t want to move the focusing point in single focus mode, focus in the eye, hold the focus button and recompose the frame.   

Rules for Successful Portrait Photography

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Thursday Portrait Photography Tips: BREAKING FACE LINE

A Portrait Photography Tip: Do Not Break the Face Line 

There are many fine lines for successful portraitures: how to position the body, arms and legs, eyes, mouth, etc. One of them is about the nose and the face line. 

Don’t Let the Nose Breaks the Face Line!

It is one of the most advanced tips for creating fine art portraits.

While taking portraits, pay attention to the model’s nose, especially when taking profile images.

If the nose breaks the face line, it looks longer! And no one likes a long nose!
However, keeping the nose line within the face and cheek border makes it looks smaller and more pleasing.

In these sample photos, you notice that a little shift of the model’s head dramatically affects the look of her nose.

Nose Breaks the Face Line

Nose breaking the face line
When the nose breaks the face line, it looks longer!

Nose does not Break the Face Line

Nose not breaking the face line
In this photo, the nose didn't break the cheek line. Notice how smaller the nose looks.

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Ted’s Photoshop Tips: ADD SMILES TO FACES

Add Smiles to Faces using Photoshop Neural Filter.

You took a perfect portrait, but you wish the model had smiled. No worries! You can add smiles to faces using Photoshop Neutral Filters.

1 MINUTE PHOTOSHOP TIP

For instance, while editing the image, a photographer can check if the flash fired and if the White Balance matched the light source.

The relatively new Smart Portrait allows you to tweak portraits to your liking.

In this example, I created a perfect portrait by adding a smile and some minor tweaks. Here is how:

  • Open the picture in Photoshop
  • Go to the FILTER tab, and select the “Neural Filters.”
  • Click on the SMAT PORTRAIT tab. (You need to download it for the first time.)
  • Adjust the Happiness slider to add a smile to the face
  • Tweak the FACIAL AGE, HAIR THICKNESS and EYE DIRECTION to your liking.
  • All done!

Add Smiles to Faces

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Wednesday Photography Tips: PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS

PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS; Posing the Head 

 

KEEPING THE HEAD STRAIGHT OR TILTED?

 

Portrait photography is all about body language. So, to have successful portraiture, a photographer should think about the message behind the photo.   

 

Here are a few tips for posing models to convey the right message.

STRAIGHT HEAD POSING

The straight-head posing usually shows the determination of the model. It is a powerful pose for business headshots if you want to send the message of a strong personality.

Straight-head Posing

Portrait Photography by Shandi Adam
Portrait Photography by Shandi Adam

TILTING HEAD POSING

Tilting head is the most famous portrait pose among many companies to show their clients that they are open, friendly, approachable, and a good listeners.
However, make sure that you are not over-do it. Just tile the head slightly. Too much tilt can cause unwanted wrinkles!

Tilt-head Posing

Portrait Photography by Shandi Adam
Dropping one shoulder and tilting the head slightly in portrait photography, creates a friendly look. Portrait Photography by Shandi Adam

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Wednesday Photography Tips: PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS

TIPS FOR AWESOME PORTRAITS

Portrait photography is the most popular genre. Here are a few tips that improve your photos.

1- Bounce the shoulders, i.e. one shoulder higher than the other. This pose creates a friendly composition.

Portrait Photography Tip

Portrait Photography by Shandi Adam
Dropping one shoulder and tilting the head slightly in portrait photography, creates a friendly look. Portrait Photography by Shandi Adam

2- Broad shoulders are not too pleasing. A 2/3 turn on shoulders makes the model slimmer. Leave some room around the model.

3- Don’t turn the shoulders a lot; it creates neck getting stretched—just a small amount of turn.

Portrait Photography Tip

Portrait Photography by Shandi Adam
Slightly turn the shoulder makes models look slimmer. Portrait Photography by Shandi Adam

4- Being in front of the camera makes people uneasy Ask models to drop their shoulders, creating a more relaxing image.

Portrait Photography Tip

Lightroom Portrait Retouching
Dropping the shoulders creates a relaxing mode.

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Ted’s PHOTOSHOP Tips: ADDING OBJECTS IN PHOTOSHOP

Adding Persons or Objects Using Photoshop

Adding objects to photos is probably the most widespread use in digital photography. For instance, you may want to add a person to a group shot or a different background.
Photoshop makes it easy to add an object to images. Here is a tip.

1 MINUTE PHOTOSHOP TIP: Adding Object in Photoshop

  • Open both photos in Photoshop.
  • Use the “Select Subject” tool to select the object you want to move.
  •  Click on the “Select and Mask” tool to modify the mask. ( I usually add the Smooth and Contrast to the selection.) 
  • Create a New Layer from the selection.
  • Select the Move tool, click on the object and hold, then drag and drop it to the background image.
  • Adjust the position and the size of the object to match the scene.
  • If you need to add a shadow, create an empty layer, use the Brush tool, sample the shadow colour and brush the shadow. Use Filter>Blur>Gaussian Blur to blur the shadow.
  • All Done ?

Adding Objects to Photos in Photoshop

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Ted’s Photoshop Tips: CREATE GHOSTS IN PHOTOSHOP

Create Ghosts in Photoshop Using Layers Power

1 MINUTE PHOTOSHOP TIP

This Halloween, let’s have some scary fun and create ghosts in Photoshop.

 

It is effortless to create spooky images in Photoshop using the power of Layers. Below is a quick tip to make Ghosts in pictures    

 

Step one is to open background and foreground images in Photoshop as layers. 

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Next, highlight the foreground layer and pick the SELECT SUBJECT tool. 

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Go to FILTER > BLUR > MOTION BLUR and adjust the amount of blur to your liking.

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Then, click on the “ADD A LAYER MASK” button.

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Adjust the OPACITY of the layer.

Watch out for the Ghost.

 

That is all there is to it. You can add as many ghosts as you want to a photo to make it even scarier.

 

It is just the tip of the iceberg! There are many more hidden features in Photoshop.

Create Ghost in Photoshop

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Wednesday Photography Tips: LENS FOR PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY TIP

What is the best lens for Portrait Photography?

It is a general question among portrait photographers. Although there is no simple answer, I explain a few tips for selecting a perfect lens.

Suitable Lenses for Portrait Photography

A standard lens or a short telephoto is the best choice for the focal length. So, any focal length greater than 50mm will do the job. My favourite focal length for portraiture is 85mm to 135mm (in Full-frame cameras).

Aperture

On the other note, a lens with a larger aperture (f1.8 to f2.8) is the optimum lens. It provides greater control over the Depth of Fields to create a soft and creamy background.

Perfect Lenses for Portrait Photography

Lens for portrait photography
A standard or short telephoto lens is suitable for portrait photography.

Perfect Lenses for Portrait Photography

Lens for Portrait photography
A larger Aperture allows you to control the depth of fields

Lastly, I try to avoid wide-angle lenses for portraits unless I create unique images, like the picture below.

Perfect Lenses for Portrait Photography

Portrait Photography lens
A wide-angle lens provides unique looks.

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