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The Pictar guide to shooting breathtaking portraits

Learn how to maximize Pictar’s awesome features and capture spectacular portraits, time and again.

One of the most important factors in photography is light!

 

We created this short tutorial to give you helpful tips on how to use light to create perfect images with your mobile phone. You don’t even need a fancy camera or expensive lighting equipment, all you need is a smartphone, Pictar and light. In this tutorial, we’ll use a large window.

 

Check out the video below!

1. Light it up!

 

Light determines not only brightness and darkness, but also tone, mood and atmosphere. Without a doubt it’s every photo’s must!

2. Dial up the Shutter Speed to freeze the action
 

While fancy strobes, professional lighting techniques and all that jazz is important if you’re a pro with a studio, essentially all you need is a source of lighting in your photo. And windows can be found anywhere.

shooting portrait - using window light
3. Main light or backlight

 

You have two main options here. You can use your window as a main light, to give a soft natural light to your photo, or you can use your window as a backlight, to create a really creative and dynamic portrait.

 

Position your subject as you wish, there’s no right or wrong here, simply a matter of personal taste.

Main light
Shooting a portrait - using back light
Back light
4. Composition

 

Use the “Rule of Thirds”. Most cameras have a grid in their viewfinder, but even if not – just use your imagination. “Draw” two lines vertically and two more lines horizontally to form nine equal-sized squares. The “Rule of Thirds” calls for your subject to be positioned where any two lines cross.

Shooting a protrait - Using the “Rule of Thirds”
5. Exposure

 

Use Pictar’s exposure compensation wheel to fine-tune your image and add a little bit of detail into those highlight areas, while maintaining the overall richness of your photo.

Shooting a portrait - using exposure compensation

Mastered the technique?

Submit your portrait pics to our Instagram contest!

 

Team miggo invites you to upload your best portrait pictures to Instagram with the hashtag #PictarPortrait, and get a chance to win Great Prizes: a Pictar One Plus or a Splat 3N1 Flexible Tripod. Learn more on our Best Portrait Pictures Instagram Contest

Share and Win - Great prizes await!

Pictar One Plus
Will be awarded to a picture
chosen by the judges.
Choose any color you want
Pictar One Plus - Smartphone Camera Grip - 3 Colors
Pictar One Plus

Will be awarded to the most “liked”

picture on Instragram.
Choose any color you want
Splat 3N1 Flexible Tripod
Splat Flexible Tripod

Will be awarded to 3 different

pictures chosen by a raffle.
 

For additional info on mobile photography, visit our YouTube channel, or check out Pictar, a camera grip and a native app that will take your mobile photography to the next level!

Happy shooting!