Great Tips When Using Mobile Phones For Portraits

Smiling businessman make self-portrait picture in officeMobile phones have evolved into a technological gadget you ‘d love to bring anywhere you want. Unlike when you have to bring along your professional or video camera, you could catch moments with a simple click on your phone, which could really be really inconvenient. If you browse through the different network sites, you will find millions and millions of photos taken with a mobile phone camera while producing very distinct and attractive people portraits. Portrait photography has really grown and has gone a long way!

So let’s look at this creative hobby of openly taking pictures by only using phones and uploading them to websites. Here are some helpful tips for capturing the beautiful light and transforming something ordinary like an ordinary occasion into an action allows great case!

Tips for Shooting Portrait with your Camera Phones

1. To flash or not  to flash

Some high-end mobile phone cameras now have flash bulbs to ensure images can still be taken in the dark or at night time. However, if you decide to use a mobile phone camera, you’ll likely get a red eye on your photos. Why? Why? This is mainly because if you take your own picture you’ll be shooting closely to the subject or to yourself.

Find an area with ample light, to deflect the flash. And when shooting in the dark, make sure there are no mirrors for reflecting and intensifying the light. Better yet, to lessen the brightness, you can cover the flash with a sheen material.

2. Where to look

You don’t always have to look into the camera straight away. Find a space, and instead focus on that space. Internalize and stare, as if you see nothing. Exude the emotions through the eyes without looking straight into the lens in order to achieve a more dramatic effect.

3. Use your camera features

Increasing brightness would allow a smoother photograph, and increasing darkness would attract the eyes to the lighter areas of the photographs, such as the eyes of specific facial features. You can always create images that will spell the drama simply by playing with your camera phone’s different features.

4. Closer please

Be not afraid to come close. This captures the true emotion behind the eyes and draws attention to details such as the texture of the skin, eye pigments or the skin shine.

5. Try different faces

A portrait photo doesn’t always have to have a smiley subject. Only Mona Lisa, remember, was barely smiling at her portrait? You would be surprised to find out that when you try to put different faces and looks on the camera, there are so many things you can hide and at the same time expose your personality from. Test it and see for yourself.

6. Edit when necessary

Be sure to edit the images before actually uploading them to websites. If you have red eyes on your images, selecting certain programs from your camera that reduce them. Just adjust your camera’s brightness and contrast, or better yet initiate some tweaking in the original photo’s colors.

7. Get props, get posing

Be cutting-edge! Remember that 95 percent of the millions of photos on the different websites that we can access show very simple, straight up photos of people smiling, with their teeth showing and rarely doing anything unusual. Take on anything, pose anywhere, anyhow. Don’t be average and get out of the ordinary!

In short, capturing what’s real. The main point of portrait photography is to knowingly or candidly seize people’s emotions and actions, and save them for the rest of their lives. To cultivate an eye for beauty one does not need photography lessons. You can begin to learn the art of portrait photography simply by using the tiny gadget that you always have in your pocket, your mobile phone.

Simply shoot the portraits using various color effects at different angles. Master the art of portrait photography by zooming in and out into blurred or focused backgrounds. Experiment with lighting so that you’ll be able to get a very good perspective for close-up pictures. You’ll be shocked at how professional the photos will look when you upload them to your homepage. Learn more about individual headshot options and book an appointment call us or visit us at Capitol Photo Headshot.

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