Alastair Arthur Photography


Photography by Alastair Arthur

10 Rules for great portraits

1. Focus on the eyes

2. Engage and relax the subject

3. Make the shot about the person

4. Look for a natural, animated expression

5. Find or create flattering lighting

6. Research the subject - the portrait is about them so get to know them

7. Have the camera at their eye level (or lower for a full length portraits)

8. Look out for distractions - it's easier to remove them before the photo than fix them later

9. Look for a story to tell

10. Don't always follow the rules! Get creative.