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How to Take Great Portrait Photos – Pro Photography Tips with Maxwell Alexander

How to Take Great Portrait Photos – Pro Photography Tips with Maxwell Alexander

The mobile phone has evolved into a very popular technological gadget that can be used anywhere. A simple click on your camera will allow you to capture moments, unlike when you have to bring along your professional or digital camera, which can really be an inconvenience. In browsing the various social networking sites, you will find millions and millions of photos taken with a mobile phone camera and yet producing very distinct and appealing portraits of people. There has been a tremendous evolution in portrait photography.

How to Take Great Portrait Photos – Pro Portrait Photography Tips with Maxwell Alexander

Let’s take a closer look at this innovative hobby of taking photos with your phone and uploading them to the web. Here are some tips on how to make an ordinary occasion into an unexpectedly great event by catching that beautiful light!

Portraits with a camera phone: Tips and Tricks

When to use flash and when use natural light

High-end mobile phones are now equipped with flash so that pictures can still be taken at night or in the dark. However, in most cases, the phone will use its default long exposure setting and avoid using the flash. You gotta play around with it until you get the effect you want because either way you can get amazing shots and they would look completely different.

Where to look

It is not always necessary to look directly into the camera. Instead, find an object in space around you and focus on it. Or imagine yourself staring at nothing and internalizing it. To achieve a more dramatic effect, exude the emotion through the eyes instead of looking directly into the lens.

Use your camera features

In addition, increasing brightness/exposure would create a smoother photo, and decreasing darkness would draw the eyes to the lighter areas of the photos, such as the eyes or specific features of the face. You can always create pictures that are dramatic by experimenting with the various features of your camera phone.

Get closer, please

Get close without fear. This will capture the true emotion behind the eyes and draw attention to details such as skin texture, eye pigments, or shine on the skin.

Try different faces

Portraits do not always have to be filled with smiles. When you look at Mona Lisa’s portrait, remember how she barely smiled? Putting different faces and looks on the camera allows you to hide or reveal so many things about your personality. See for yourself by trying it.

Edit and use filters when necessary

Edit your photos before posting them on Instagram. There is a variety of helpful apps that can do magic when it comes to improving your photos. You can adjust your camera’s brightness and contrast, or you can tweak the colors of the original photo.

Get props, have fun, get posing

Don’t be afraid to be innovative! You will find that out of the millions of photos posted on social media, 95% show boring, simple, straight-up photos of people smiling, with their teeth visible, rarely doing anything unusual. Pick up anything, pose anywhere, and however you like. Take a risk and don’t limit yourself!

It’s all about capturing what’s real. It is the main objective of portrait photography to capture the emotions and actions of people, knowingly or candidly, and preserve them for the rest of their lives. To develop an eye for beauty, one does not need photography classes. Using the device you always have in your pocket, your mobile phone, you can start learning the art of portrait photography.

How to Take Great Portrait Photos – Pro Portrait Photography Tips with Maxwell Alexander
How to Take Great Portrait Photos – Pro Portrait Photography Tips with Maxwell Alexander

Shoot portraits from different angles with various color effects. You can master the art of portrait photography by practicing zooming in and out to focus or blur backgrounds. To take close-up photos, you need to experiment with lighting so you can get the right angle. When you upload the pictures to your Instagram, you’ll be amazed at how professional they look.