Oct 10 2007

Taking Better Portraits

Published by at 8:48 pm under Tips and Ideas

Want to take better portraits? Here is a super simple tip. Look through magazines.

That’s right! I said look through magazines. Look at all the ads that feature people. Which ones do like the most? (and I don’t mean which model do you prefer!!!) Look especially at the use of shadow. Notice how one side of the face usually has the shadows? Gives the photo more depth or 3D look. When you use “on board” flash, you cannot get the right types of shadows.

Now, you don’t have to go off and buy fancy flash units. Try taking more photos near windows in the daylight, and experiment with a large white board on the side of the person opposite the window.

More in future postings. Right now, go look through some magazines.

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