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Portrait Photography by photo-class Portrait Photography by photo-class
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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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
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