Why is it that some people are considered photogenic and others are not? What can a beginning photographer do to circumvent this when making a portrait?
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Technical knowledge of photography is exceedingly important, but for the studio portrait photographer, nothing beats excellent interpersonal skills. Effectively communicating with your subjects sets them at ease, which automatically boosts the quality of your photographs.
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I love this photo! I have to unashamedly say that I just love it in how it came together. This was within minutes of meeting DaWeon and Toban for their engagement photo session in Philadelphia. We had only chatted on Skype before.
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Today’s article is the first of two parts focusing on portraiture and human subjects as the focus of an image.
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by Alvin Langdon Coburn (1882-1966)
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Image Credits: The infographic below is being shared with express permission from The Phoblographer. Header portrait by 500px photographer Gor Antonyan. If you’re new to portrait photography, or just want to up your game, Chris Gampat over at The Phoblographer has a useful infographic for you.
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In part one we looked at why images of people fascinate us, and the nature of portraiture. However, this only covers half of the possibilities for ‘images of people’: instances where the subject is a conscious and cooperative part of the process.
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Yet another beautiful young lady strides confidently through the plaza with her cotton summer dress dancing in all the right ways. Her auburn hair streams out behind in perfect step with the undulations of her dress and sparkles in the midday sun.
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