How to Improve Portrait Photography – Using a Prime Lens and Lens Hood

In this video we will be learning how to improve our portraits by using a Prime Lens and a Lens Hood. A Prime Lens allows you to use a wider aperture, thereby resulting in a shallow depth of field, which is great for achieving a blurred background.

The use of a lens hood increases the contrast in the image since it cuts out unwanted light from entering the lens. Here’s the video:

This video is from our Portrait Photography Course, which has 24 videos and 4 hours of content. You can access the full course via Udemy, using the link below:

Portrait Photography Course

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