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portraiture

The basics of multiple lights for portraits

The art of portraiture is about learning how to use lights to create highlights and shadows that sculpt the subject’s facial features and body contours to create form, and the illusion of depth and dimensionality. […]

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To make eye contact or not in your portraits?

Direct eye contact is the strongest means of communication we have, so it is no exaggeration to say that the direction of the subject’s eyes in a portrait will have a significant impact on the […]

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The value of spontaneity in portraiture

Children are naturally spontaneous—when they have a thought; they act on it! But as adults we become increasingly cautious and learn not to act on our impulses. Sometimes, some of best decisions that we make […]

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The portrait photographer's lighting guide

As far as equipment goes, it should be remembered that a photographer doesn’t need a top-end DSLR to create stunning portraits. A better camera might allow you to take pictures in lower light, at a […]

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