Best 8 portrait photography tips you’ll never want to forget

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This can be quickly corrected though with your camera’s Exposure Compensation controls. To begin with, try dialling in up to +1 stop of positive Exposure Compensation to lighten up people’s faces. Review your shots, and if you feel you they need to be lightened further, increase this further.

2. Aperture advice

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Fast lenses are ideal for portraits. An aperture of f/1.4 has nicely blurred the background and isolated our subject...

Fast lenses are ideal for portraits. An aperture of f/1.4 has nicely blurred the background and isolated our subject…

...whereas an aperture of f/13 has bought the background into sharp focus

…whereas an aperture of f/13 has bought the background into sharp focus

Fast lenses are ideal for portraits. An aperture of f/1.4 has nicely blurred the background and isolated our subject...

Fast lenses are ideal for portraits. An aperture of f/1.4 has nicely blurred the background and isolated our subject…

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