magazine Portraiture · Portraiture

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Good portraits reveal aspects of a person’s identity, attitude, and personality. Great portraits can reveal the “essence” of a person’s character. This easy-to-follow pocket guide provides expert advice on: – Cameras, lenses, lighting, focus and exposure for different types of portraiture. – Candid, formal, single and group portraits, natural and artificial lighting. – Portraits of children, families, special occasions, and community events. – Setting up a studio for formal portraits and ideas for more creative approaches. – The role of clothing, positioning, posture, light angles, background, and props. – How to deal with short attention spans and varying weather conditions. – How to build a genuine rapport with the subject and capture spontaneous moments. Portraiture is filled with practical and creative ways to ensure your portrait photography is enjoyable and rewarding.