Easy Beginner Photo Tips: How to Take Better Portraits (VIDEO)

Shooting portraits is a great way to get your feet wet in photography. In the below photo tutorial for beginners, Bach Photography gets you started with capturing portraits from the ground up.

"Today we're going to be talking all about portrait photography, how you can take beautiful portraits in this tutorial," Bach says. "This tutorial is going to be for beginners and for anyone who wants to learn how to take beautiful portraits regardless of camera equipment, regardless of what camera body or camera lens you have. I'm going to be talking all about lighting, how to compose a beautiful portrait, how to take the photo, and then we're going to go into Photoshop and then do some editing as well. But the editing is going to be compatible with any editing software that you use, whether you use Photoshop, Lightroom or anything else. Follow along and you'll still be able to get something out of this video. "

Here are the three main areas that Bach covers in the shooting portraits tutorial at the bottom of this page.

#1 Composition

#2 Lighting

#3 Editing

As part of the editing portion of the tutorials, he reviews Raw files he shot with a 35mm lens at F/1.4. You can download those files here so you can follow along.

After you watch the video, check out Bach Photography's channel for more easy and helpful tutorials. Here's another one we have featured on natural light photography.