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Here is a photo-class remake of an exisiting tutorial from the great =jmonzani about some of the basics and some really helpful tips on portrait photography.

Big thanks to :iconjmonzani: for allowing us to use his tutorial in here! We hope you will like it.


Portraiture is a wide and exciting area of photography.

I will not give you a “standard” method for Portrait Photography as there are a lof of different opinions on that. Rather, the goal of this article is to give you some useful information based on how I work and the numerous questions I receive.

Hope you enjoy, and don't forget to give us and the author some feeback ;)
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Given 2004-09-29
Portrait Photography is a wide and exciting area of photography. This article will provide you with some useful information to answer a lot of the questions that you might have concerning this field of photography. Visit *photo-class for more interesting and useful reading on photography. ( Featured by hesitation )
dr7key Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012
That's great, I've been reading about portraiture for a long time, now I'm strongly convinced I should get a faster lens with an f/ 1.2 !!
shoggard3 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2011  Professional Photographer
I was going to use tungsten and halogen light bulbs to try and run an indoor photography studio, since my house's rather small. But I've found that natural light, if I could work it, would come out better. It's just learning to hold my camera still long enough to make sure the pictures don't come out blurry that I need to handle... My tripod unfortunately broke after only about half a year of having it. So I'm glad to have read this tutorial and hopefully it will help me get the shots that I'm looking for. =)
mxgirl199 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Yay!!! I've been looking for a good portrait tutorial for a while now and this is really helpful! Thanks for making!
MartyWonder Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you!
21Jake21 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2009
Thank you so much!!
SalmaHassan Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2009
Great One ..
Thanks :)
IrisVampyria Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2009  Student Photographer
Oh God, that helped me alot! :D
Thank you!
Jae0 Featured By Owner May 26, 2008
This was a great tutorial! I recently was given a Minolta x-570 and a bunch of lenses and filters and i\'ve been wanting to do portraits but wasnt sure exactly how to do them.
lazure Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2008
Thank you very much, this tutorial is really helpful for beginners like me! :)
DamnThatKarma Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Great tutorial...easy to understand (even for a novice like me) and straight to the point
Qbabe Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2007
thanks so much for this tutorial!
paintspills Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2007   Photographer
aquesif Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2007   Photographer
everything seems to be so easy... thank you :)
epicArt Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2007
Beautifully done tutorial! I don't have very much experience with portrait photography, so this was very helpful. Thanks! :+fav:
jamesilluminare Featured By Owner May 23, 2007  Professional General Artist
This was really helpful, nicely done.
borndevil Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2007
Hi everyone,
I was able to contact the submitter of this tutorial (jmonzani) and he provided another website were we can find the same tutorial: [link]
suicidald0ll Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2006
the download is not workiiing
GusArb Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2006  Professional Photographer
not available anymore? :(
Nothadoth Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2006
The download link isn't working
Ringquelle Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2006
I agree with that^^

Perhaps you guys should also put them on a normal website?
naz1 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2006   Photographer
its still not working... hope it will be fixed soon
MBB2006 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2006
Yeah, same here, I can't download the tut, and it looks really good.
I'll save it to faves and check back if its fixed

Thank you.
Mel xxx
hanamoira Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2006   Photographer
when I click the download button, the screen comes back and says that the picture can't be found. any ideas?
vinylsticker Featured By Owner May 30, 2006
me too!!!!
you guys didnt take it offline did you? cuse... I was really excited to read it.
Milligelic Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2006
I'd like to look at it too. Please? :flirty:
Kanou Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
it says "file not found" when i click download...;(
marianus Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I can't view the article. dA says, the site doesn't exist.
gonjonjokos Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2006
Excelent tutorial. Brief but with good info. :+faV:
cultureddirtbag Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2005
Thanks for the tips. That second photo's especially lovely.
satanic-mistress Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2005   Photographer
Excellent :clap: :D
Nikolaj Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
I did, very nice!
wornoutjeans Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2005   Photographer
Thank you for this tutorial. A classmate actually wants me to take her senior pictures tomorrow, and this tut gave me a bit of advice :) I am definately not even as good as a beginner, but hope to improve, and need the experience. Thanks again for writing this :)
Arggg Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2005
Simple yet remarkable! :thumbsup:
sm Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2005
fantastic work.
Antepli Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2005  Professional
an article by
MOrngeboy Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2004
...... oh. Every time I see a REALLY good photograph I think it must be medium format film. Good to know that 35mm will do the trick.

AWSOME tutorials dude. A couple of them (particularly the infrared and fireworks tuturials) have solved questions that I've been asking. Thanks for putting in the time and effort. :)
scoota269 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2004  Hobbyist Photographer
I had already read :devjsmonzani:'s original tutorial, but the layout for this one is more friendly, and you can never have too much exposure on such an article. =)
mohok Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2004
very nice design:)
untrendy Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2004  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This puts my tutorials to shame :(
D-ma Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2004
thank you! :)
FenrisDesigns Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2004  Professional Digital Artist
That's pretty neat stuff you got there. The way you say it makes it sound easy. ^_^
kriegs Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2004  Professional Interface Designer
very helpful and interesting to read. Thanks for sharing!
seas Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2004
booooooooring. seas gives advice: photo your friends. bother as little with technique as possible. make whoever you're photoing your friend. or your enemy, but then you gotta have fast reflexes / auto camera. "intellectual passion dries out sensuality" - da vinci
londonxpress Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2004
It's good to see this back in action - you guys deserve medals for putting these together!
julianwichmann Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2004
OK, you convinced me, I'll take my fathers analog camera and save the money I would've taken for a powershot.
Thanks! :)
jsmonzani Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2004  Professional Photographer
Ah! That's good :nod:
highoninhalers Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2004   Photographer
I have Photography 1A and we're on portraiture right now, this helped a lot

artikboy Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2004
parabéns pelo devwatch In-Apt!! =D
KEBinns Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2004
that helps

[a lot]

::grabs her camera::
jsmonzani Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2004  Professional Photographer
Great! :highfive:
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