Ever wanted to take brilliant portrait shots of yourself or even friends and family members? New to photography and want some pointers on how to get started? If so, then you’ve come to the right article. We understand that a lot of people are rather negative when it comes to beautiful photographs because they know about the existence of programs like Photoshop. If there are ways to edit photographs and essentially paint over imperfections, then do you really need to be mindful of how you take a picture in the first place? Do things like lighting and depth of field matter when you can replicate those effects in software?
While it can seem a lot more efficient at times to just edit photographs in order to make great portraits, there are actually a number of good reasons why you should focus a bit more on the original shot than what you can do with photo editing. So we’re going to preface this article with an answer: no! You don’t need photo editing to take great portraits, and we’re going to explain why you don’t and what you can do to ensure that all of your photographs look great. (more…)