Group Outdoor Family Portrait Tutorial in Natural Light. Important Tips in the end.

Portrait Photography Video Score: 4 / 5

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25 comments

  1. PhotographersOnUTube

    Everything depends on the light and the lens you own. I can get super sharp group shots using a prime lens at f/4.5 but sometimes you don’t have enough light to do that.

  2. Great video. Just a question please, when we do a group shot, what Aperture should we use generally on AV mode ??? n why??? Thank You.

  3. IstoryangPagibig

    Other than using a prime lens, what other lenses can you use? Nikon 16-85? Thank you.

  4. PhotographersOnUTube

    Never used it in portraits but for landscapes I do. Maybe this summer I’ll try it for portraits and see.

  5. do you use a polarizer filter?

  6. single or matrix depends if your shooting with a nikon…. The term is different with a canon camera.

  7. PhotographersOnUTube

    You focus on the eye on the closest subject. There is much more than that. You have to understand focus plane and how the shot is composed. You’ll have to watch some of the videos to understand those concepts. Place the focus point on the eye and depending on how it’s composed you focus on the closest subject to the camera.

  8. Im like super new to photography. If you dont mind, i still dont quite get it. You know how theres those red tiny dots in the viewfinder. Where do i put that red dot?on the subject?

  9. PhotographersOnUTube

    It’s almost always on AFS. 

  10. what are ur auto focusing points?

  11. interesting video

    sometimes when working with lots of people- it can be difficult to take ones time. sometimes you have to be super fast. get the composition and get the exposure correct
    best wishes

  12. farleyavellaneda

    love the way you explain…you’re a good teacher…..i’m planning to buy a nikon d5100….my first ever dslr…can you make a review for this cam….

  13. .& one more thing..Can you please put some video on Picture settings on Nikon DSLR .
    I know i am asking too much … but this is also a challenge for me to when to use Vivid or Standard & etc on what occasions,…Nikon default picture settings are not good can you plz advice on it…thanks in advance

  14. Hi Jibran.if we are having all the people on same plane or let say 3 people on front row & 5 people on back row…what should be my focus point. I always get confused to whom shall i focus on in order to have everybody faces looks sharp…can you please advice on this.

  15. PhotographersOnUTube

    Focal point is always on the closest subject to the camera. I think Andy, Carine’s son was the closest in one shot so it was on him. Not sure what you meant by single or matrix? One is metering and the other is focus mode. It’s always AFS for single and metering doesn’t matter much because you control that through your shutter speed. It was probably spot. If the picture is off, you simply adjust to get the right exposure.

  16. On your Bridge shots, where was your focal point and was it single or matrix ???

  17. omaralmudaries

    many thanks for you great tutorials. What the perfect sitting indoor for SONY alpha 230, because when I take pictures in “A” mode I have Interference in the result,

  18. PhotographersOnUTube

    @ImSuchASpecialGirl I would personally avoid it because if you’re looking for third party stuff then you’ll have almost no choice available. You can save the money in the beginning but you will compromise on quality and later you’ll have hard time finding third party equipment for your Pentax if you’re looking to save some more.

  19. valajibhavesh

    dude, i must say, you are a boss.

  20. PhotographersOnUTube

    Thanks for a great compliment. It means a lot. Since you can’t like this 10000 times, how about if you like all the future videos? 😛 Believe me, liking videos help a lot as youtube features them. I teach for free but you guys can make a difference by doing that. Again, thank you! 🙂

  21. PhotographersOnUTube

    You def will. Get yourself a 50mm prime lens if you’re on a tight budget. A bulk of the quality of your picture comes through a good lens. For extra help, I’m on facebook. P.S. Avoid snapchick. Subscribe to Gavin Hoey instead.

  22. PhotographersOnUTube

    Check out my facebook page. Look for my most recent status (Dec 14th) which will direct you to manual flash video. A more formal video will be published in a couple of weeks.

  23. PhotographersOnUTube

    Thank you very much. This means a lot to me. Yeah, some people churn videos for the hits. I am more about teaching so you guys can pass the knowledge to others. I will eventually do product reviews as well so people know what to buy or what to avoid but tutorials will always be the primary goal. Again, thank you!:)

  24. can i like this 100X100 times one time????..
    i really like your videos and it helps me a lot as a beginner in photography!
    more power and more blessings to you! 🙂

  25. Great job. Thanks for posting.