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Lessons Learned During a First Portrait Photoshoot

Posted on: 17 May 2010

We all have to start somewhere. Right? Do you recall the first time you ventured outside of your comfort zone and began snapping photos in a totally different genre. Aaron Meyers is a guest contributor over on dPS and has recently ventured outside of the comfort zone. Aaron shares with readers 8 lessons learned from a first attempt at portrait photography. Briefly those 8 items include:

  1. Keep the background simple
  2. Use objects to help relax the model
  3. Pay close attention to hands and hair
  4. Use an assistant
  5. Use a sharp, fast, large focal length lens
  6. Pay close attention to the eyes
  7. Interesting clothing
  8. Have fun

I particularly like #8. I am a firm believer that if the photographer is having fun and clearly enjoys what s/he is doing then the subject begins to relax and have fun too. For more details on any of these items visit dPS or Aaron’s website.

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