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Tutorial 5 tips to make your portraits stand out

  1. yash3339
    Gingerbread May 23, 2017

    yash3339 , May 23, 2017 :
    We all love shooting portraits, but not each photo we take turns out to be the one that's frame-worthy. We're here to tell you that you can take some amazing portraits from your phone itself (we used the OnePlus 3), and that it is no rocket science.

    So, here are the 5 tips that should make your portraits stand out like they should.

    1. Look for interesting backgrounds that compliment the subject

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    One of the most important aspects of taking a portrait is ensuring the background compliments the subject. Remember, it's the background that makes the subject stand out!

    2. Get close up & lock focus

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    Shaky hands, a loose grip, or a momentary lapse in concentration... any one or more of these could mean your photos turn from a bomb to a dud. It's important to properly focus on the subject, which honestly isn't all that difficult.

    3. Use light as an external element to add interest

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    As you can see from the portrait right above, it's not always about having plenty light falling on the core of your subject. You can get a rather nice shot with the lack of it!

    4. Be generous on the shutter button!

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    Take multiple shots to later choose for the best one. Portraits are usually about the expression, the attitude... and you might just find the right mix in one of the 25 photos you took in burst mode!

    5. Explore & experiment!

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    There are no rules... In fact it's also not necessary that you keep the subject right in the centre. Take the subject off the centre to tell a story, or the same one in a different perspective!

    Over to you

    This was for some rather simple but handy tips to make your portraits better. We look forward to how you extend your #ShotonOnePlus gallery with some creative portraits. Share your best ones here!
     

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  2. Nithin_Joseph
    Ice Cream Sandwich May 23, 2017


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  3. sfomin
    Nougat May 23, 2017

    sfomin , May 23, 2017 :
    speak for yourself...
     

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  4. Nithin_Joseph
    Ice Cream Sandwich May 23, 2017

    Nithin_Joseph , May 23, 2017 :
    how about shooting bunnies? [e]1f602[/e][e]1f602[/e]
     

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  5. sfomin
    Nougat May 23, 2017

    sfomin , May 23, 2017 :
    count me in [​IMG]
     

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  6. Yash Bhardwaj
    Jelly Bean May 23, 2017


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  7. yash3339
    Gingerbread May 24, 2017

    yash3339 , May 24, 2017 :
    I was under the assumption that only those who are interested in taking nice portraits would read this post. ;)
     

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  8. lostLambda
    Lollipop May 24, 2017


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  9. An.I.Am
    Moderator Moderator May 25, 2017


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  10. Yash Bhardwaj
    Jelly Bean May 25, 2017


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  11. AaronStark171
    Ice Cream Sandwich May 25, 2017


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  12. G_Srinidhi_Gogu_ByFj
    Donut May 29, 2017


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  13. eye842
    Lollipop Jun 7, 2017

    eye842 , Jun 7, 2017 :
    My thoughts exactly, I hate when people get in the way of my motifs.

    Otherwise nice topic.
     

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    sfomin likes this.
  14. hotsauce
    Lollipop Jun 7, 2017

    hotsauce , Jun 7, 2017 :
    Nice picture. Here's another tip. If you have on no make up. Put on big pair of sunglass.
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  15. G_plusone
    Nougat Jun 7, 2017

    G_plusone , Jun 7, 2017 :
    Look away from the camera.
    Sometimes it gives nice results
     

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  16. G_plusone
    Nougat Jun 7, 2017


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  17. sfomin
    Nougat Jun 7, 2017

    sfomin , Jun 7, 2017 :
    can even strangle with bare hands as needed [​IMG]
     

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  18. G_plusone
    Nougat Jun 7, 2017

    G_plusone , Jun 7, 2017 :
    I thought you would suggest Note 7. (a phone)
     

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  19. malidan
    Nougat Jun 7, 2017

    malidan , Jun 7, 2017 :
    What's with all the camera tip threads?
    Is it just in case the up and coming one is the same as the others?
     

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    sfomin likes this.
  20. sfomin
    Nougat Jun 7, 2017

    sfomin , Jun 7, 2017 :
    chance of killing with that phone is like 50/30000000 [​IMG]
     

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