Portrait Lightroom Presets Volume 2 Volume 2 of Our Popular Lightroom Presets for Portrait Photos
This is Volume 2 of our popular Portrait Lightroom Presets pack and again we have added a whole range of different styles and looks to make your portrait photos stand out from the crowd. Simple and easy to use, these will transform dull and boring images to ones which look amazing.
Designed to be used by amateurs or professionals alike, these presets will help you produce an amazing end-result, transforming your images in the process & wowing your clients.
Our presets have been created with care by one of our professional Lightroom experts, designed to work with a range of cameras and photography styles.
There are 28 presets in this pack, available to download as in .lrtemplate format for easy importing into Lightroom. Simple, easy to use and stunning results. Take a look below to see for yourself.
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- Detailed Installation Instructions
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- Compatible with Mac & PC Lightroom
- Compatible with RAW or JPG Images
- Compatible with Lightroom 4-7, Classic & Creative Cloud (CC)
- Fully Adjustable
- Lifetime Free Updates
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5 Quick Tips for Portrait Photography
Anyone can take a photo of a friend or family member. But being able to take a great photo is an entirely different story. And not only is this a fun skill to cultivate, but it’s actually one that can become an extremely useful life skill. This can make you look better in a dating profile, a CV, or just your mantelpiece. In the digital age, the ability to take excellent portrait photography is the ability to craft the image that you and your loved ones present to the world.
With that in mind then, here are five quick tips to help you take incredible portrait photography.
If you want a really great portrait photo, then it’s important that the subject in question make the effort to present themselves in the best possible light. That means they should think about what they’re wearing, whether or not they’re going to apply makeup, how they want to have their hair… etc.
It’s not only important that the person look good though. Also pertinent is that they look appropriate for the type of photo being taken. Is this a professional photo or a fun one? Do they want to look their usual best? Or are they more interested in creating a ‘fun’ look? Sometimes taking a photo wearing what you don’t normally wear can actually be a fun and a little more striking and memorable.
It’s not just the subject that you should be thinking about. Consider as well how you want the background to look and how this can enhance the photo. You might choose to use a shallow depth of field and blur out the background, or you might choose to make the background something that speaks to the character of the person.
Where is the Focus?
Not your focus – but the subject’s! In the famous Leonardo Da Vinci painting “Lady With An Ermine”, Da Vinci is praised for having the subject look at a third person just behind the painter. You can experiment with this too, as it can create a more dynamic and interesting composition.
Speaking of composition, this is something to think about too – and the way in which it relates to your environment. Your subject doesn’t necessarily have to be in the center of the frame, and nor do you need to take the photo head on. Think about how you could grab the photo in a way that would be more interesting and utilize all the elements to greater effect.
Showing Their Best Side
Finally, think about how to show the best side of the person. They’re made up now, but do they have a better side of their face? Interestingly, this is normally the same side as the person’s dominant hand: because they have greater control over their facial muscles.
Likewise, think about any blemishes you might want to avoid, or any features you want to exaggerate or diminish. A long nose can be reduced by having them face slightly more toward the camera. A double chin can be remedied by having them tilt their head slightly upward – etc.