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ade_mcfade
ade_mcfade e2 Member 1014778 forum postsade_mcfade vcard England216 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jul 2012 - 4:48 PM

What 1 tip would you give to someone who asks

"How do I make great photos of people?"


Only 1 tip - not 1 and bit, or 3 or 7, but 1 (one).

Think about the most important one...

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41033 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England134 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jul 2012 - 4:50 PM

Rapport.

elowes
elowes  102832 forum posts United Kingdom
30 Jul 2012 - 4:54 PM

Engaging with them.

User_Removed
30 Jul 2012 - 4:56 PM

Agree with above - but also eyes have it - get a good catchlight Grin

Mayfly
Mayfly  8485 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jul 2012 - 5:23 PM

Good light.

JJGEE
JJGEE  96276 forum posts England18 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jul 2012 - 5:27 PM

Portray their character

JackAllTog
JackAllTog e2 Member 53577 forum postsJackAllTog vcard United Kingdom58 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jul 2012 - 5:34 PM

Portraying the subjects story through to the image viewer not the camera lens. ( i.e as JGEE - i type too slow)

Last Modified By JackAllTog at 30 Jul 2012 - 5:34 PM
ade_mcfade
ade_mcfade e2 Member 1014778 forum postsade_mcfade vcard England216 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jul 2012 - 5:35 PM

What's an image viewer ? New name for a sensor?

ade_mcfade
ade_mcfade e2 Member 1014778 forum postsade_mcfade vcard England216 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jul 2012 - 5:59 PM

not "Get a good camera with lots of megapixels" then?

puertouk
puertouk  21063 forum posts United Kingdom17 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jul 2012 - 6:03 PM

Studio with lighting

Gaucho
Gaucho e2 Member 122228 forum postsGaucho vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jul 2012 - 6:16 PM


Quote: Studio with lighting

Jane Bown may disagree Grin

Last Modified By Gaucho at 30 Jul 2012 - 6:16 PM
Jestertheclown
30 Jul 2012 - 6:27 PM

Practice.

monkeygrip
30 Jul 2012 - 7:23 PM

Pose and compose to reflect the subjects personality.

saltireblue
saltireblue Site Moderator 43816 forum postssaltireblue vcard Norway23 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jul 2012 - 7:38 PM

Find out what turns them on, floats their boat, what they burn for, gets them engaged. Then they come to life and this is reflected in your images of them.

Last Modified By saltireblue at 30 Jul 2012 - 7:39 PM
ade_mcfade
ade_mcfade e2 Member 1014778 forum postsade_mcfade vcard England216 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jul 2012 - 9:10 PM

I'd go with "people skills" too - the art of "rapport" and reading people to get the best out of them.

The rest is secondary - technically perfect photographs of people looking bored/annoyed/miles away just don't engage you the same as interested/animated/expressive photos of people Wink

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