How to pose a portrait: 54 creative ideas

Use our posing guide to reignite your portrait photography

3. Shoot high and low

When shooting from down low on the ground and pointing back up to your subjects, you'll need very high ceilings and tall stands for your backdrop to go high enough when shooting indoors. Alternatively, use a flashgun and shoot outside, using the sky as a colourful background to your portraits instead.

Another top tip is to keep your studio space clean. If you're shooting full-length portraits with people's feet in your shots, then be careful to keep your floor and backdrops spotless – otherwise you'll have to spend time cleaning up and cloning out footprints and dusty marks in Photoshop afterwards!

Shoot high and low portraits