Portrait photography: How to capture perfect portraits

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(Image credit: Jason Parnell-Brookes)

Portrait photography is a delicate balancing act. There are so many things to keep in mind and get right. On the technical side, you need to think about camera settings, choosing the correct lens and composing your shot, but you also need to communicate well with your subject to direct them and make them feel at ease. This article will offer some handy portrait photography tips to help you fine tune your skills.

Portrait photography: How to

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Jason Parnell-Brookes

Jason Parnell-Brookes is an Internationally award-winning photographer, educator and writer. He won Gold in the Nikon Photo Contest 2018/19 and was named Digital Photographer of the Year in 2014. Jason is a qualified teacher, Masters graduate and works with many high profile international clients. For Creative Bloq, he writes about cameras, photography and video and photo editing.