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Portrait photography

Capture the unique character of your subject

From creative family photos to inventive party snaps, discover fresh inspiration, tips and tricks for taking perfect portraits – whatever the occasion. Find out which lenses are right for your needs and see how you can develop your portraiture skills.

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Best cameras and lenses for portraits

The best portraits are relaxed and effortless - capturing the personality of the subject and essence of the day without force or rigidity. From natural group shots to professional portraits, every shoot is different: style, environment and lighting are paramount for beautiful results, and the right equipment lets you explore and nurture your abilities. Take a look through our guide and find the best portrait lens and camera kit to suit you.

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