Our Best Portrait Photography Tutorials of 2011

Our Best Portrait Photography Tutorials of 2011

Image by Takeuchi Kiyoshi

Lets kick our Summer Series off with a look back on the best Portrait Photography Tutorials on dPS – written in the last year (based upon what tutorials were viewed the most this year).

More Portrait Tutorials from Our Archives

Of course there are HEAPS more portrait articles and tutorials in our archives. Here’s just a taste of them!

  1. 10 Tips to Take Stunning Portraits
  2. 10 More Tips for Stunning Portrait Photography
  3. Give Your Subject Space to Look Into
  4. 4 Quick Tips for Portraits
  5. Photographing Children – Composition
  6. How to Photograph People When Traveling
  7. 10 Tips for Photographing Babies
  8. Asking Permission to Photograph People
  9. How to Take Environmental Portraits
  10. What the Mona Lisa Can Teach You about Portrait Photography
  11. Posing – Which Way Should Your Subject Lean?
  12. A Fresh Look at Depth of Field
  13. Posing Tips – Shoulders
  14. Posing – Waistlines, Thighs and Bustlines
  15. Where is Your Subject Looking and Why Does it Matter?
  16. How to Pose Hands in Portraits
  17. The Perfect Portrait Guide – How to Photograph People – Book Review
  18. What Clothes to Wear in Portraits
  19. How to bypass the Portrait Mode on Your Digital Camera and Get Great Portrait
  20. 4 Tips for Natural Looking Portraits
  21. An Introduction to Catchlights
  22. 11 Tips for Better Candid Photography

Don’t forget to check out our portrait eBooks:

The Essential Guide to Portraiture

The Art of Self Portraiture

Click! How to Take Gorgeous Photos of Your Kids

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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

  • Raj December 31, 2012 03:55 am

    I purchases many 2012 deals ( around 10 ) offered by you ..at special prices .
    Thanks a lot for offering such an opportunity of learning !!

    I would like to have your extended support for following ...

    1) I purchased your Portrait Pack ..offered initilalyy ..at $ 17 ..for 2 e-books
    Later you offered 3 E-books including Click at $ 19 ..

    It appears we are punished for buying on early ..in contrast to normal early bird offering more ..who spend early and show commitments to DPS E-books ..

    Should not you offer Click to us ..at-least at $ 5 additional payment ..as to make 3-E-Books combo

    2) Same happened to Craft & Vision Books ,,

    I purchased 2012 books ..12 books at $ 45
    Now offer is 35 books at $ 99 ..

    What to do ,,,any offer for ..someone who purchased 2012 12 e-books earlier ..

    3) I strongly suggest ..DPS can negotiate any additional deals ..keeping interest of early birds ..

    Sure ..you would have your limitations ..but you can do something at-least on DPS E-books ..and on other additional negotiated offers ..


  • Kumar Varun May 2, 2012 07:09 pm

    very informative..

  • Walton Photography January 6, 2012 07:01 am

    An excellent group of resources... thanks for sharing!

  • Scottc December 30, 2011 11:38 am

    DPS tutorials are very informative, very straightforward, and a great way to learn!


  • White Petal Wedding Photography Devon December 30, 2011 03:03 am

    Thanks for rounding these up, I've enjoyed reading these tutorials over the past 12 months.

  • ccting December 28, 2011 11:59 am

    So many tutorial... I hope someone can break them down, analyse, then synthesize to recompile them into one simple, concise article ;D . Perhaps a literature review, discussion and conclusion.

  • gnslngr45 December 28, 2011 02:30 am

    Definitely learned from many of these tutorials.



  • raghavendra December 27, 2011 06:16 pm

    took this picture long back
    people in the street


  • Average Joe December 27, 2011 02:26 pm

    Only read a few so far but I am loving these articles!

  • Erik Kerstenbeck December 27, 2011 07:02 am


    here is another one we call Implied Nude


  • Mridula December 27, 2011 03:19 am

    Not really portraits but more in tradition of street photography, only this is airport photography.


  • Erik Kerstenbeck December 27, 2011 02:24 am


    I have learned so much from your website and love the tutorials! I experimented with some high key lighting...here is a humble example