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Portrait Tips: Crop the Top
When you make a portrait, your aim should be for maximum impact. Emotion, lighting, and movement all lend impact to...
Good Cropping = Good Service
Modern headshots are often horizontal and cropped close, leaving the top of the head out of the frame. I prefer...
Makeup for Men: Making Better Portraits
I've written here on Photofocus I'm a huge proponent of professional makeup for photographs of women whether they are high...
Executive Portrait Lighting for Dark Skin
Portraits of people with white or Caucasian skin are defined by the shadows. Darker skin--African American, Asian, Hispanic, Indian and...
Beat a Rainy Day With a Polarizer and One Tool That’s Practically Free
Today was rainy, and then it was rainy and windy, but what else can I expect in the winter in...

Portrait Tips: Crop the Top

When you make a portrait, your aim should be for maximum impact. Emotion, lighting, and movement all lend impact to a picture, but the way you frame the photo also makes a huge difference. the closer you get to your

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Good Cropping = Good Service

Modern headshots are often horizontal and cropped close, leaving the top of the head out of the frame. I prefer this style and am always cutting off the top of the head. It makes sense to me to put the

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Makeup for Men: Making Better Portraits

I’ve written here on Photofocus I’m a huge proponent of professional makeup for photographs of women whether they are high fashion, an actor’s headshot or an executive portrait. This is true for men too. Recently it was time to get

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Executive Portrait Lighting for Dark Skin

Portraits of people with white or Caucasian skin are defined by the shadows. Darker skin–African American, Asian, Hispanic, Indian and Native American are shaped by highlights. Source of Illumination & Fill Panel This portrait of Shawn is lit with a

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Executive Portrait Lighting for Dark Skin

Portraits of people with white or Caucasian skin are defined by the shadows. Darker skin–African American, Asian, Hispanic, Indian and Native American are shaped by highlights. Source of Illumination & Fill Panel This portrait of Shawn is lit with a

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