My light modifiers in this shoot were simply a white and silver 110cm Neewer reflector and a diffuser. In the day of the shoot, the light was mixed between cloudy and harsh light so every now and then I would have to use my diffuser to soften the highlights on the models face.
- Tips for Composing your Portraits -
One of the most important things to Understand that can lead to stunning portraits, light and expression aside, is composition.
When shooting, I look for these three things that can help create a visually pleasing and successful composition.
Leading Lines- Look for lines when shooting and use them in your shot to draw into your subject. This can be as simple as a wall, bench or railing.
The Rule Of Thirds - The Rule Of Thirds is also a key and very effective composition technique. By composing your image with the key part of it near/ in one of the 4 crosses, the eye is drawn into the key part of the image more.
Top Third - When shooting a portrait that focuses a lot on the model's expression and face, you should try and place your model's eyes just above the centre line of the image to create a more flattering portrait.
- The Final Shots -
Below is a gallery including some of the best shots from the day.