Our 14 Best Portrait Photography Tutorials of 2012

Our 14 Best Portrait Photography Tutorials of 2012


NewImageThis week as part of our ‘Best of 2012 Series‘ we’re looking back on the year that was and sharing the most popular posts in different categories. Today we’re looking over the hot portrait tutorials of the year – many of which were among the most popular posts among all categories on the blog this year.


  1. Portrait Tip: Don’t Fill the Frame
  2. 6 Portrait Lighting Patterns Every Photographer Should Know
  3. 5 Tips for Flattering Maternity Photography
  4. Poser: Achieve Perfect Portrait Expression
  5. 10 Reasons to Shoot Portraits During the Golden Hour [Illustrated]
  6. Cut the Cheese: 5 Tips for Photographing Kids
  7. Lighting Ratios to Make or Break your Portrait
  8. How to Create Backlight or Hairlight outdoors with Natural Light
  9. Using Facial View and Camera Angle to take Flattering Portraits
  10. Using a White Wall as a Photo Background
  11. How to Take Creative Couples Portraits
  12. How to Achieve Blurred Backgrounds in Portraits
  13. One Light Portraits: Simple Elegance
  14. Studio Lighting: Building a Light Set-Up

Want more portrait tips? Check out our best portrait tips of 2011 here.

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Darren Rowse is the editor and founder of Digital Photography School and SnapnDeals. He lives in Melbourne Australia and is also the editor of the ProBlogger Blog Tips. Follow him on Instagram, on Twitter at @digitalPS or on Google+.

Some Older Comments

  • Darlene Hildebrandt August 11, 2013 10:50 am

    Wow I'm honoured to have 4 articles on that list! Thanks Darren!

  • Gareth O'Neill Photography March 15, 2013 10:12 pm

    Thanks for this I'll have to check them out.

  • Dee December 31, 2012 08:26 am

    Thank you, all of you who taught us to be better photographers this year! It is so apprecieated!

  • Brian December 29, 2012 05:37 am

    I've read all of these and found not only the tips to be helpful, but often some of the comments as well.