5 Things You Don’t Need as a Beginner Portrait Photographer

When you are a new photographer, it can be easy to be tempted by a wide variety of products that promise quick shortcuts to better or more memorable images. But a lot of these products will not do you any good or could even cause harm to your work. This excellent video discusses five things you do not actually need as a new portrait photographer.

Coming to you from Miguel Quiles, this helpful video details five things you should not be tempted to buy as a new portrait photographer. Of them, I think the item newer photographers most often fall for is presets. Good portrait editing skills take a long time to develop, and it also takes time to develop a discerning eye for finding the right balance in an edit, something that presets cannot teach. Furthermore, presets will not teach you how to perform localized edits such as cleaning up blemishes. But most importantly, a lot of developing a personal style comes in how you edit your photos, which is why it is so crucial to put the time in. Once you have learned, you might decide to make presets of your own, which will then help you save time. Check out the video above for the full rundown from Quiles. 


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