More Portrait Resources!

I hadn’t checked out Photography Voter before I made my post yesterday, about how you’ll get better expressions if you can get people to look at you “through the lens”. I just did, and look at what I found. Just on the first page! A whole bunch of posts about Portrait Photography!

5 Tips for Directing Models (link not active)

Tips for making people relax, who might not be comfortable in front of a camera. This goes perfectly with my last post.

Approach to Taking a Portrait

Different people, Same needs when you’re taking a photograph. How to get through to the person being photographed. Here is a quick summary:

  • The importance of background research on the subject, including common ground to discuss and tact in addressing sensitive topics
  • The importance of proper equipment and backup plans, including bringing only what is necessary and ensuring that everything is in good working order
  • The importance of scouting locations and being prepared for the shooting environment
  • The potential benefits and drawbacks of showing the subject the photos as the shoot progresses, and the importance of maintaining control over the shoot
  • The role of the photographer in directing the subject and creating the right environment for a unique and authentic portrait, including strategies such as using quiet conversation or making the subject stand for hours in a swimming pool

Wired Magazine’s Top 10 Reader Self Portraits

Some really interesting self-portraits here.

About a Pair of Green Eyes

A beginner’s first portrait photo-shoot. (link no longer active)

All these just off the first page!

Susheel Chandradhas

Susheel Chandradhas

Susheel Chandradhas is a Product Photographer and Filmmaker based in India. He has been taking photographs (almost) all his life. He has a diploma and a bachelors degree in Visual Communication, where his classmates all believed that he would write a book on photography... Instead, he writes on this website (because - isn't a community more fun?).

His passions include photography, parkour, wide-angle lenses, blue skies, fire extinguishers, and fast computers.

In addition to writing for Beyond Photo Tips, Susheel is a staff writer for, and owns and runs ColoursAlive, a photography, and video production studio.

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