Hints and tips for portrait photography
Discover the secrets of portrait photography with our top tips to help you snap the perfect portrait.
It was World Photography Day on 19 August. To celebrate, we’ve put together some portrait photography top tips with the help of photographer John Millar. We’ve got advice to help with taking more formal portraits and for those relaxed reportage shots where you want to capture snaps of your loved ones on days out together. Why not pick up your camera this summer and see what amazing shots you can take of your family and friends?
John Millar is an expert when it comes to taking photos of people. He’s been a professional photographer for over 33 years and has taken over 30,000 pictures for us, immortalising our staff, volunteers and visitors at the places we care for. He also took all 125 portraits for our new book, A Portrait of the National Trust: 125 Stories for 125 Years.
" I never really set out to flatter anybody by taking nice pictures of them. What I really want... is the character to come out."