7 Free Guides to Help You Create Better Photos of People

Ritesh Saini
Ritesh Saini

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Have you ever felt that you lacked the skills to take good photographs of people? Or just wanted to expand the horizons of your portrait photography but didn’t know how to go ahead with it? If so, this post is just what you need to get started.

While it can be challenging to create good portraits consistently when starting out, knowing how to approach this style of photography can boost your confidence and subsequently reward you with great shots.

We’ve compiled a list of seven guides from our vast, free ebook library – each covering a different theme – to help improve your portrait photography. Do check them out and download the ones that you like to start learning.

(Note: If you’d like to dive deeper into the topic of portrait photography and would like a more complete training to help you create memorable portraits, do take a look at our new Portrait Photography Guided Resource Kit)

Download now → Photographing people, especially when you’re starting, is scary and difficult. We’ve all been there. It also doesn’t hurt to have a few simple pro tips in your pocket. In this guide, Ludmila Borosova will share with you five tips to immediately improve your people photography.

Download now → The headshot is the bread and butter job of virtually every working professional photographer. While the headshot appears to be simple, there are some necessary skills that you need to master. Rhiannon D’Averc gives you five steps to creating better headshots in this guide.

Download now → One of the most challenging types of portraiture is the group photo. You’ve got to make sure that each individual looks good, while also maintaining a sense of cohesion and a group dynamic. Jo Plumridge is going to give you a primer on everything you need to know to create compelling group portraits.

Download now → The addition of a prop to a portrait session is an easy way to add interest to your photoshoot. Picking the right prop and placing it in just the right way within the frame is an easily learned skill. This eBook will get you started down the correct path with props.

Download now → A lot of people find photographing strangers unnerving for the fear of being confronted or being objected to while taking photos in such a situation. Karlo de Leon addresses the topic in this guide, and also provides you with different approaches when photographing strangers, e.g. deciding whether to shoot candid or posed.

Download now → In this guide, photographer Diane Wehr talks about the four methods that she has learned over the years to capture candid shots of people. While primarily intended for photographing candid street shots, these methods are equally effective with friends or family members.

Download now → Editing skin is one of the biggest hurdles that portrait photographers have to learn to leap. It is very easy to do it badly. It’s important to know where to draw the line – and how to edit skin to look perfect without it looking unrealistic. Get some pro tips in this guide.

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About Ritesh Saini

About Ritesh Saini

Ritesh has been photographing since 2010 and his photographic interests have varied from nature and landscapes to street photography. He recommends The Portrait Photography Guided Resource Kit to photographers who really want to take their portrait photography to the next level.

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