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Questions relating to portraits: lens choice, lighting, posing, retouching, photographing groups, newborns.

A portrait is a portrayal of a person. Beyond a snapshot or a photograph which happens to include a figure, a portrait tells something about the subject.

See also [studio-lighting] and [studio-setup] for specifics about lighting and setting up a studio.


What is a portrait lens?

Which focal-length lens is is usually used for portrait photography?

How to pose and arrange people in a group shot?

What are the best techniques for photographing overweight people?

What portrait posing rules do you recommend for studio photography?

What are good techniques for photographing newborns?