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Top Portrait Tip....

ade_mcfade 12 15.2k 216 England
30 Jul 2012 4:48PM
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 Plus
6 1.6k 148 England
30 Jul 2012 4:50PM
elowes 12 2.8k United Kingdom
30 Jul 2012 4:54PM
Engaging with them.
User_Removed 10 398 6 United Kingdom
30 Jul 2012 4:56PM
Agree with above - but also eyes have it - get a good catchlight Grin
Mayfly 11 485 2 United Kingdom
30 Jul 2012 5:23PM
Good light.
JJGEE 11 6.8k 18 England
30 Jul 2012 5:27PM
Portray their character
JackAllTog Plus
7 4.5k 58 United Kingdom
30 Jul 2012 5:34PM
Portraying the subjects story through to the image viewer not the camera lens. ( i.e as JGEE - i type too slow)
ade_mcfade 12 15.2k 216 England
30 Jul 2012 5:35PM
What's an image viewer ? New name for a sensor?
ade_mcfade 12 15.2k 216 England
30 Jul 2012 5:59PM
not "Get a good camera with lots of megapixels" then?
puertouk 5 1.1k 17 United Kingdom
30 Jul 2012 6:03PM
Studio with lighting
Gaucho Plus
14 2.8k 2 United Kingdom
30 Jul 2012 6:16PM

Quote:Studio with lighting
Jane Bown may disagree Grin
Jestertheclown 8 7.4k 249 England
30 Jul 2012 6:27PM
monkeygrip 8 574 6 England
30 Jul 2012 7:23PM
Pose and compose to reflect the subjects personality.
saltireblue Plus
6 6.2k 33 Norway
30 Jul 2012 7:38PM
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.
ade_mcfade 12 15.2k 216 England
30 Jul 2012 9:10PM
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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