Portrait Photography tips for Beginners
Get a vertical battery grip
Battery gripsare large attachments that clip onto the bottom of the DSLR and include an extra battery. While the battery is handy, the real advantage of a battery grip is that they give you another shutter button. This extra shutter button can be pressed when the camera is in portrait (up and down) orientation so you can hold the camera more steady without sticking your elbows up and contorting your body to get a vertical shot. This will make you more likely to change your camera orientation and your shots will be much sharper. Battery grips are typically pretty expensive ($200+) buthead over to Amazonand search battery grip and the name of your camera model. For most popular models of DSLRs, you can pick up a third party battery grip that is every bit as good as the name brand battery grip for around $50. Click here to see the cheap battery grips on Amazon.