16 July 2012

59 Seconds

59 Seconds
.... for Better Portraits

  1. Use telephoto in preference to wide-angleKeep lens above subject’s nose height
  2. Subject-background distance greater than subject-camera distance
  3. Focus on the eyes
  4. Kids – get down to kid’s level physically and mentally
  5. Shoot for a black and white image
  6. Choose a great background
  7. Become a student of light and use ‘Rembrandt’ lighting
  8. Get couples/groups to interact with each other rather than you
  9. Photograph your subject with their most treasured item
  10. Use Auto-Bracket
  11. Create an Environmental Portrait
  12. Choose Aperture Priority and use wide open aperture

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