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Post Options Post Options   Quote Miranda F Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 March 2019 at 06:33
+1. Thanks! I'll try that next time.
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Photospher this is very good. Thanks for the tips
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Talk about perfect timing for a post! I have been asked by a colleague to update her head shot. This is really helpful.
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for me, I need to understand white balance more, especially since I want to start doing outdoor portraits WITH flash, and I don't even really know how to set the WB with mixed lighting situations
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Fred_S Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 March 2019 at 17:41
Originally posted by C_N_RED_AGAIN C_N_RED_AGAIN wrote:

Photospher this is very good. Thanks for the tips

+1 ! Very practical and thus useful
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Post Options Post Options   Quote stiuskr Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 March 2019 at 17:43
Originally posted by trainerKEN trainerKEN wrote:

for me, I need to understand white balance more, especially since I want to start doing outdoor portraits WITH flash, and I don't even really know how to set the WB with mixed lighting situations


That scenario would be best done shooting a RAW test shot with something like the X-Rite Colorchecker and then adjusting in post.

https://xritephoto.com/colorchecker-passport-photo
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Weakness - photography
Only if my photographic skill was directly proportionate to the amount of money I have spent on gear

Anyway just to weigh in or add to the shooting portraits thing... Sometimes it's common to assume it's all down to the photographer. But having a seasoned or a more experienced model also greatly helps. Photographers who work with professional models also tend to be better at getting best out their clients because they also learn and pick up things from the people they are shooting. It is a two way process and as a photographer your can learn a lot from good models.
So sometimes it helps learning by treating it as a two way process rather than making it all about the photographer or all about the model.

Obviously we can't all get hold of professional or experienced models but if you do get the odd chance its well worth taking up on it
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Photosopher Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 March 2019 at 19:44
Originally posted by Basil Basil wrote:

Talk about perfect timing for a post! I have been asked by a colleague to update her head shot. This is really helpful.


I'll be interested to know if your subject folds their hands across the family jewels before the first photo is taken. Standing or sitting, it doesn't matter. I bet they start things off with hands folded in front.

There is science behind why that posture is bad for your health.

If you catch your subject with folded hands, while they await your attention, instruct them to place their hands on hips for 60 seconds, like Superman/Wonderwoman classic victory stance. In sixty seconds, their blood chemistry will change, lowering stress inducing cortisol levels, and raising confidence inducing testosterone levels. It will make the shoot go easier for the both of you.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Basil Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 31 March 2019 at 22:49
Another great tip. Thanks!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Dena Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 April 2019 at 19:28
Wow, great advice, thanks! I would love to do portraiture and have a basic knowledge of speedlights, though I need more practice. I am not naturally gregarious, more introverted, so that is a weakness for me to work on.
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