My First Lesson in Portrait Photography

#30 in the Judging a Photograph Series I have come to realise that portrait photography is outside of my comfort zone. As I’ve said before, I don’t find building a rapport with the subject a very easy thing to do and this one third of the battle. The next part of the battle is knowing what makes a good pose for the subject. If you search Pinterest for portrait posing advice you will find a baffling array of diagrams. I can’t commit them to memory so that’s a poor start. The last part of the battle in getting a great portrait is good lighting. Bright lights and a white background is known as high key. As long as the light is even, it is an easy place to take photos.…

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Better Photos With a Phone Camera – The Limits of Zoom

Better Photos With a Phone Camera – The Limits of Zoom

#29 in the Judging a Photograph Series I’m frustrated when I can’t zoom in for a photo sometimes. We took the Staten Island … View Post
Eye Contact Between Subjects in a Photograph – Climbers

Eye Contact Between Subjects in a Photograph – Climbers

#27 in the Judging a Photograph Series . If you take a photo of a person – whether a formal portrait or not – then you will get … View Post
Tips for Cropping Photos for the Best Effect

Tips for Cropping Photos for the Best Effect

#26 in the Judging a Photograph Series . Cropping is pretty much the most basic photo editing action, but there’s a lot you can do … View Post
How Photographing Weddings as a Second Shooter Worked for Me

How Photographing Weddings as a Second Shooter Worked for Me

#25 in the Judging a Photograph Series . I don’t really know how I ended up photographing weddings. There was no masterplan, it just happened. … View Post