Trying to photograph people but getting lost?
It’s hard to admit but clicking photographs of people is tough. However, once you master this art, all the limelight runs onto you. Initially clicking people seems like a whole new venture itself, which it is. But it isn’t tough.
To help you succeed in clicking photographs of people, the team of WPC brings you their best tips on how to ace people photography!
Tips on acing people photography:
Be a people’s person:
Yes, clicking photographs of people requires you to be comfortable with them. This is required to make them ease out in the new environment. A good person is a trait that will make people trust you. The more they trust you, the more freely they will settle down in your shoot location!
Aperture it right:
Working with the depth of the field aka figuring out the focus of your shoot is the most essential part of your people’s photography. When you are shooting with humans, finalizing the focal points is what decides your photo theory.
Here, photo theory is the story that you wish your audience to see. Mostly in wedding photography, aperture settings will help you ease out on the shift from people to people and scenario to scenario.
Choosing your focus right:
Photographing a single person requires you to shoot with a wide-open lens with the widest aperture feature to have a blurry background so your focus of the image is highlighted to its optimal capacity.
However, shooting groups require you to focus on the entire gang and not leave out a few to be out of focus. For this, you need to decrease your aperture settings.
A long lens causes a wrong shot:
Telephonic lenses are best suited for an entire single-person shoot or smaller groups whereas longer lenses help you to focus on blurring the backgrounds.
Wide-angle lenses can be used to include the background of your shoots. Let’s say you are shooting at a beautiful garden, feel free to include your background elements into your portraits and have a stunning outcome in front of you. It is all about getting your mix right.
Work it out:
People photography gives you the power to mold your models. You can direct them however you want, with consent, of course. And have the work pose. For this, gaining the trust of your subjects is the most important thing. And all set well as you move from the beginning of the day to the end of your shoot. Just remember, go slow and you will figure it out! (No pun included!) thing
Also, do not forget to have fun. Each shoot is a different experience. Relax, and let it go how it is going until it all falls out of place! With this, we come to an end of our tips on acing people photography.
Let us know your experiences in people photography and share your pictures with us. Don’t forget to leave your tips and help your fellas out!
Until then, click away my friend!
Written By Simran Achantani, Content Writer, WPC