To celebrate National Photography Month, we’re bringing you 60 Second Photography Tips for your favorite photography genres! This week, we give you the rundown on portrait photography.

1. Portrait photography is all about bokeh. So, we recommend a larger aperture lens like an f/2.8 or faster to get a nice, shallow depth of field.

2. Then, get in close to your subject: literally and figuratively. Building a rapport with your subject is important because it makes them feel more comfortable and relaxed. And relaxed subjects make for more natural pictures. Plus, you want to fill the frame as much as possible with little room for negative space.

3. Lastly, they say that the eyes are windows to the soul. Focus on the eyes to connect the viewer with the subject and produce crisp images.

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Canon 5d Mark IV DSLR Camera

Canon 70-200mm Lens f/2.8L IS II USM EF Telephoto Zoom Lens


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