This isn’t going to be a post about what camera, lens, aperture or shutter speed you should use to get a great portrait. Instead, it’s going to be about you. You see, if you’re a serious portrait photographer – your job is to make the subject look good. NOTE: It is NOT the subject’s job […]

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If you want better portraits, you need to start with the pose. And here’s a simple trick that will improve most portraiture immediately. Ask the subject of the photo to dip one shoulder closer to the camera. It immediately turns the body in a more flattering way and avoids the number one sin of portrait […]

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When you want to make a portrait, try to schedule enough time to get to know your subject. Provide them with a clothing checklist. Long sleeved turtle necks or crew necked sweaters are very flattering. Solid colors are better than patterned clothing. Women should wear basic, understated makeup. Both men and women should avoid prominent […]

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How did I go from the before to the after picture here in less than two minutes? First let’s discuss what’s happened. I adjusted the exposure, vibrancy and definition in Aperture. Then I exported to Photoshop. There I removed all catchlights from the eyes except for one using the Clone Stamp. I darkened the pupils, […]

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When you want to make a portrait, try to schedule enough time to get to know your subject. Provide them with a clothing checklist. Long sleeved turtle necks or crew necked sweaters are very flattering. Solid colors are better than patterned clothing. Women should wear basic, understated makeup. Both men and women should avoid prominent […]

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Photo by Scott Bourne EDITOR’S NOTE: This is part of a new series we’re offering only on the blog called TWIP Quick Tips. They’re short, and hopefully useful tidbits designed to make your images better. They are out of necessity not complete how-to articles. Please keep that in mind when commenting. Thanks. If you take […]

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