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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 a picture, but the way you frame the photo also

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

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

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 &