27 Great Portrait Photography Tricks to Try at Your Next Photo Shoot (VIDEO)

As photographers, we're always trying to make our subjects look better in portrait photos. But did you know there are quite a few tricks you can use to make people in photos look amazing?

In the below video, 5-Minute Crafts shares "27 superb ideas for a photo shoot." They say these tricks are guaranteed to help your subjects look great, whether you're sharing the images on Instagram to get more likes, or using it for a portfolio, headshot, or to post on a website.

And as they note, these ideas can be tried with a DSLR, mirrorless camera, or even a smartphone. Best of all, you don't need Photoshop to get the effects, just a lot of everyday objects.

"Did you know that the camera can add up to 10 pounds?" 5-Minutes Crafts asks. "But you don’t need to stop eating, the only thing you need is to learn best poses and angles. Yes, the secret is in the pose. So, you think that you need to buy a fancy camera to have good photos, editing software for your computer and even spend a lot of time and energy to learn how to use them. Nope! Today, people are walking around with powerful digital cameras in their pockets and the only thing you need to do is to watch our simple tips and tricks to take better smartphone photos."

So check it out below and go try these tricks on your next shoot. If you want more ideas, watch this video with 27 more photography hacks that will amaze your friends.