What's the first, most important skill to master for portraits?
The first and most important skill to master for portraits is understanding light. Light has so many different meanings for a portrait and the learning possibilities of light are infinite.
Transcript: "What's the first most important skill to master for portraits? My opinion, and I don't even think this has to do with just portrait, but just photography period is light. I think understanding light is the first thing that you need to understand because that's going to really kind of like outline, build a foundation for the portrait or picture that you are going to create. It can set the mood. It can set the tone. It can set the intent. It can set so many different things, but the most important thing about light is that if you don't have it and it's not proper, you're not going to expose the image properly. So it's just light has so many different meanings for a photograph or portrait, but honestly, learn light as much as you can and light is infinite. So that really just tells me, at least in my opinion, that the learning possibilities of light is infinite, regardless of how good you may be. You still have something to learn when it comes to light and photography. So hope that helps."