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Thursday, March 09, 2006

How to take great digital portraits

Here is a great article from Lifehacker.com on taking good portraits of family and friends. I cannot reinforce enough their suggestion for getting close to your subject. The best pictures always seem to arise when I follow this rule religiously.In general , you always need to get closer than you think.

There is even more great advice in the article, though. Click the link to check it out.

How to take great digital portraits by Scott D. Feldstein

Need a headshot for your web site? A good photo of the little one for your holiday cards? A portrait of Grams for your self-produced family history movie? Taking good pictures of people can be hard, but don't despair. An average digital camera can take great portraits if you keep a few simple guidelines in mind. These steps should prove doable for non-professionals everywhere; no special equipment is required and the features discussed are widely available on most point-and-shoot cameras. Who knows, if you follow along carefully you may never have to pay for those expensive school pictures of your kids again. [Continued]

(Via Lifehacker.)

Related: Previous posts on Photography
Related: My Photos at Flickr.com
Books: Photography Books from Amazon.com

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