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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
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+.

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