How To Shoot Beautiful Outdoor Family Portrait Photographs

April 11th, 2014 by admin | No Comments »

Ever thought how beautiful that family portrait looks on your walls? And how much glamour does it adds to your exquisite home décor? Well, it may seem easy but the process is not that easy. It requires much precision, hard work, some technicalities to be taken care of, and some tips to be followed to get that absolutely right outdoor family portrait. These portraits should be mesmerizing expression of your family gatherings, and should reflect all the love and bonding that makes your family all the more special.
Let's have a look at some tips that should be followed while clicking an outdoor family portrait photograph.

Avoid Doing Police Line UP
Always avoid making the whole group standing in a line just like a police lineup. You may feel that this is the correct pose to get all the family members captured in a single frame. But, however, it may result into a lifeless and boring picture. Thus, try making nice and different patterns with members standing in various poses to give an interesting touch to the portrait. It is always advisable to have some members standing, some kneeling, while some sitting in the picture to give that personality look to the portrait.
Do Friendship With Lenses
Lenses are the photographers' best friends. Thus, professional photographers take special steps for choosing the correct lens. You should also do the same. As per experts, it is always advisable to make use of 50mm and 85mm lens when capturing outdoor family portrait photographs. You should always make use of prime lenses, which are lighter and inexpensive lenses having amazing quality. Their weight is their biggest advantage as they are much lighter than zoom lenses.

Don’t Panic
Always remember, getting panicky will never get you that perfect family portrait photograph. While clicking the photograph, half the battle is putting the camera aside and just looking. Take your time and observe the surroundings to get that picture captured in your eyes before capturing it in your lens.


Do Not Pose In The Same Direction
Do not make the mistake of making the family members posing in the same direction, especially looking direct at the camera. This is a common mistake which every new photographer makes. All-looking-in-the-same- direction photographs adds weight to your subjects' appearances.

Perfect Clothing
Make sure that the clothing worn by your subjects are the best for the day. Plain, solid colors are the best choice for the photograph. Make sure that subjects should not wear flashy and bright colored clothes, as it may take away the focus on the faces of your family members.Follow these simple and creative steps, and you can be rest assured that it will give you the best ever outdoor family portrait photograph.