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|Category:||Portraits and People|
5 Tips For Someone New To Portrait Photography - Annabel Williams tells us what 5 things she'd say straight away to someone who's new to portrait photography
1. To get a good picture of someone they need to be relaxed, and the best way to relax them is to plan the shoot with them.
2. Check out backgrounds together, so they feel part of the shoot.
3. Once you've decided on 2 or 3 backgrounds/locations it will help you with creative block, because you will know where you are going next. Then select clothes together based on which ones you think will work best with the backgrounds you've chosen.
4. Don't "pose" people, they will feel more nervous! Ask them to lean against this wall, or just sit on the floor however they want. Once they do that, you can look at them and decide which bits of them need moving. Or walk around them and see which angle they look best at.
5. Don't get your cameras out until you've done all of the above! People will be much more relaxed if you don't!
For more images, tips and ideas, visit Annabel's new Techy Free Zone at www.annabelwilliams.com
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