There are several ways to emphasize the subject of the portraits you capture. Here are some of the key aspects you should consider in order to make the subject of the portraits pop.
Use effective depth of field
Use light in the correct places without overdoing it. Most of the cases, two lights would do the trick. However, in certain cases, even a single light would do the trick.
Make a contrast between the colors and the shades
If the subject’s dress and the background are of similar colors, the subject will not pop out from the background (it is obvious). Therefore, you must be wise enough to place the subject in front of a contrasting background if you expect a perfect portrait.