Portrait photography

Tips and techniques on portrait photography, including how to shoot great portrait photographs, how to light portraits, and everything else you might need to know about shooting great portrait images.

What camera gear do I need for portrait photography?

Best kit for portrait photography: have a look at the best cameras for portraits, as well as the best lenses for portraits, or for those on a budget have a look at the best budget lenses for portraits. You could also have a look at our guide to the best 50mm lenses, aka the “Nifty Fifty”, and if you’ve already got one, then you should be good to start shooting!

How do I get started with portrait photography?

You can have a look at our regularly updated latest articles listed below, which are all completely free, as well as these articles which are a great place to start:

Complete guide to portrait photography, Portrait tips from the professionals, How to shoot portraits at home, Shoot portraits on a smartphone, Do’s and Don’ts for working with models, Top fine art portrait tips.

Once you’ve taken your shots, you’ll want to think about editing your photos, so make sure you have the best photo editing software!

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