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The Ultimate Stunning Portrait Secrets you wouldn’t want to Forget

What does it take to capture portraits with that ‘wow’ factor? Many would want those out of the box portraits but not everyone knows what it takes to achieve something closer to that. If asked, most people would probably bequeath you with a list of all the possible smart portrait rules. What not so many seem to realize is that the most inviting portraits are those that go against the rules. You can spice up your portraits by adding in the sense of randomness. So how exactly do you go about this?

Portrait Photography
Portrait Photography
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Perspective Alteration

It is so easy to notice that several portraits are taken with the lenses at the eye level of the camera. It looks great because everyone does it. However, you can make your photo look awesome by simply altering the angle from which the shot is taken. Let the photographer get high and shoot down. Alternatively, the photographer can get down and make that shot upwards. Either way, you will be certain of a unique angle that is bound to spark great interest and add glamour to your photo.

The eye contact game

While it might be necessary for people to focus in order to capture the best shots, no one said looking straight into the lenses is the only way of doing it. Playing with eye contacts is an essential aspect of smart portrait photography. You can focus on something unseen, looking away from the camera. Someone viewing the shot will be tempted to imagine what you were probably looking at. Looking off the camera also creates a unique feeling of candidness. This works even better when the subject displays some emotions. You can laugh or appear surprised while keeping your focus in a different direction from the camera. You can also decide to look at something within the frame. Take for instance a dad holding his little girl and looking straight into her eyes. It creates that feeling of passion.

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portrait photography
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Slip in a prop

Portrait photography is all about creating points of interest where necessary; just to enhance the shots. Adding a prop can help you achieve that the easier way. Bring in the sense of story within the shot and add an extra layer of depth into the picture. By doing so, you might run the risk of shifting focus from the main subject to other elements within the frame. However, it is a risk worth taking considering the new direction the photo will take in case things work out your way.

Focus on particular body parts

Photographing part of the subject is one way of capturing irresistible portraits. Depending on your preference, it can be the hands, the mouth, or simply the lower part of the body. Actually, such portraits leave so many questions unanswered in the minds of viewers. In some instances, whatever is left out of the photo tend to shout more than what is included in the photo. At the end of the day, it is all about making special moments count by capturing them in lenses.