let's learn the tricks that professional photographers use to make natural lighting portraits look amazing beautiful nice stop easy don't dive into the portrait shots straight away too many photographers do that so you're gonna kill the model with crazy poses and you're gonna put a lot of stress for yourself start by doing establishing shots that look like this that doesn't reveal your subjects first the hands part of the lips the poses well don't even fear if your subjects look blurry in the pictures because you can do symbolic representative composition what is that we should do an episode on representative composition someday use your 50mm lens it's my favorite lens for a few reason I've been known to do portrait shoots with only one lens and you should try that because the 50mm lens number one is the cheapest in any brain apart from that the range of that number can go from at 1.8 right up to 22 so you can change your F number to a very wide range and then it makes you look at composition it forces you to move and as you progress you can start investing in more expensive 50mm lens that will have better glass elements like this one these are really suitable for natural lighting because it just lets in more light apart from that the 50mm will give you a tighter composition if you put it on a crop frame giving you 75mm so your shots will be more intimate in the composition I love handrails like this they provide something call the foreground lead-ins let me show you what you can do the trick is to put your camera very near the handrail and go down to a very low level like this in fact you can vary your foreground lead-ins by changing the position tried it one of my favorite poses for my subjects in portrait is to get them to look away and not look at the camera get them something to read or stay far away that way your subjects would look more candid instead of posing all the time if you want to get interesting angles when you're shooting your portrait try the cube the trick is to imagine that your subject is sitting inside an imaginary box and all you need to do is shoot down from these four angles here and then shoot up from these four angles here and you will be rewarded with fascinating angles like this well don't just blow the background add something in between the subject and the lens and let's call for grounding look at how beautiful they are you can use leaves you can use crystals anything to make it look blurry and soft more frequently than not when you're shooting natural lighting you have the Sun working against you as you can see it is on the right-hand side of the subject now and this side of the face is too bright that's high light whereas this side is too dumb so where do you meter taking shots like this can be dangerous because you might be underexposed or overexposed so the trick is to flip to spot meter and instead of metering on the cheek like what photographers will tell you meter on your subjects forehead here because these averages out between the highlight and the shadow and bam this is metal there are good crops and there are bad crops in portraits there places that you can actually crop your subject and there are places that you shouldn't because doing so will make them look fatter so the trick is to see where the body goes in like the neck here and the elbow and the waist and also slightly above the knee cropping at these places where the body goes in instead of where the body goes out will make your portraits nicer because the subjects will look slimmer and hence here are the good crops and their bad crops oh and one more tip give you a shooting full-body where you see the feet of the subject don't chill keep it level otherwise it's gonna look or let's learn how to post your subjects especially your subjects legs as you can see legs like this will make the subject look very short so extend your leg completely right and instead of doing this cross your leg over right and point your toes that would be the better way to post your subjects and her legs so that she looks taller whenever your location has background lights like this use them they're gonna be stunning as you can see if you have your F number low you can get nice blurry shots like this of the background with lights they are really stunning thank you for watching this episode don't forget to subscribe in the next episode we're gonna be covering the top ten unethical things to do as a photographer like leaving your trash behind after the photo shoot whose drink is this get rid of this trash please

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  • June 1, 2019 at 8:32 am
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    Amazing..this is all i need,so far 😁

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  • June 1, 2019 at 8:32 am
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    Great tips thnx, i like espacialy tip 5

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  • June 1, 2019 at 8:32 am
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    Great fresh & fun tips
    Thankyou

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  • June 1, 2019 at 8:32 am
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    simple yet informative tutorial

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  • June 1, 2019 at 8:32 am
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    You provide an excellent style of teaching Andrew! Thank you for your great tips!

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  • June 1, 2019 at 8:32 am
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    You-are-a-great-teacher.Thanks-from-Argentine.

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  • June 1, 2019 at 8:32 am
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    Thank you 🙂

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  • June 1, 2019 at 8:32 am
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    Really like your videos

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  • June 1, 2019 at 8:32 am
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    Your camera name & model please tell me

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  • June 1, 2019 at 8:32 am
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    the lighting is terrible

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  • June 1, 2019 at 8:32 am
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    Cool, good guide…

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  • June 1, 2019 at 8:32 am
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    Friend I really like your videos !!!! Could you kindly explain how to tinker about Benefits of Using the AF-ON Button for Autofocusing; how to focus !!!!! I await reply! I'm Brazilian, my name is Regina !!! Hug!

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  • June 1, 2019 at 8:32 am
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    Awesome video you didn't held any secret like other big Youtubers do

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  • June 1, 2019 at 8:32 am
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    Vade-mecum ! Merci Monsieur !(and very beautiful model,if she comes for shooting in Paris …))

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  • June 1, 2019 at 8:32 am
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    Thats a great help for me.. Specially im a beginner. Thankyou.. AND GOD BLESS YOU Senior.

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  • June 1, 2019 at 8:32 am
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    You dude has amazing idea!

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  • June 1, 2019 at 8:32 am
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    I had never heard about the "cube" idea, it was eye opening. I will use it next time on my shoot. Thanks for the many other ideas on this video. Keep them coming please.

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  • June 1, 2019 at 8:32 am
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    Ur a Genius … sir ❤️

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  • June 1, 2019 at 8:32 am
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    I just wish he would turn the beep off the camera, it drives me craaazy

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  • June 1, 2019 at 8:32 am
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    Boring pics…

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  • June 1, 2019 at 8:32 am
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    How did I not know about Andrew Boey and this channel for so long? This info is great. Good job, man!

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  • June 1, 2019 at 8:32 am
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    Hi Nice vid? Do you use your flash when you took this pics?

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  • June 1, 2019 at 8:32 am
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    I just found my new favorite!
    Thank you Idol.

    Keep on sharing.

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  • June 1, 2019 at 8:32 am
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    Kul ending! Throw your trash away!

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  • June 1, 2019 at 8:32 am
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    One of the best teacher in youtube. More power sir!

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  • June 1, 2019 at 8:32 am
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    I learn few things from your video. I am going to try with my girlfriend this weekend with my new Sony a6400

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  • June 1, 2019 at 8:32 am
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    Tip #11 Need hot model girl.

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  • June 1, 2019 at 8:32 am
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    Deep knowledge in photography

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  • June 1, 2019 at 8:32 am
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    im a begginer and this helps me a lot. someday gonna have that 50mm 1.4

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  • June 1, 2019 at 8:32 am
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    Your show is great! In under 8 minutes, I just got a wealth of information to try out! Thank you! 😀

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