photography -- portraits
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Natural daylight is probably the best possible light for
capturing the human personality.
The infinite variety of outdoor lighting conditions allows unlimited opportunities for
Excellent effects can also be produced by sitting near a window.
Natural light has one big drawback; it's not
consistently the same.
Because of this, all portrait photographers often use artificial light.
To produce high volume with consistent results, studio flash units are a must.
Using a long lens can reduce the impact of a distracting background.
When framing your shot, pay attention to what's behind your subject.
A bad background can ruin a picture.
Often you can shift your position or your subject's slightly to greatly improve
Use outdoor backgrounds to advantage, such as colorful leaves,
or broad expanses of color such as the sky or distant scenery.
however, you don't have much choice.
You must seize the opportunity or you will lose it.
To get good expressions, you must create rapport with the
People photography is as much about human relation skills as it is about camera
Many people are shy of being so intensely involved with being photographed.