Composition and Editing Techniques for Showcasing Your Subject

Part of the challenge of environmental portrait photography is to give your subject context around it to make the photo compelling, but still draw the viewer’s attention to them first and foremost. There are many ways to emphasize your subject, and this excellent video tutorial will show you how to do it using two of the most powerful methods: compositing and post-processing.

Coming to you from our dear friend, Pye Jirsa, with Adorama TV, this great video tutorial will show you how to draw attention to your image subjects through texturing and post-processing. If you haven’t tried environmental photography before, it’s really worth taking the time to photograph it. Not being able to rely on the shallow depth of field will not only challenge your compositional abilities but will also make you a stronger narrator. Through this, you will become a more versatile and capable portrait photographer. On top of all that, it’s full of fun! Check out the video above for the full rundown of Jirsa.

If you want to continue learning about the art of portraiture, be sure to check out our collection of tutorials on the topic at Fstoppers.