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Old 03-21-2008, 08:24 AM
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Re: Rules for Portrait Photography

useful tips, but nevertheless I also apply the rule "first learn the rules, then break them"
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Old 03-21-2008, 01:59 PM
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useful tips, but nevertheless I also apply the rule "first learn the rules, then break them"
Understand the reasons for the rules, then, when necessary or useful, 'break' them.

Most of the rules listed are codifications of making a 2D representation of a single time-slice appear to look like what the 3D image actually looks like, with some extra tips on cooperating with human perception.

Surprisingly good guidelines in this case.
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Old 03-22-2008, 08:52 AM
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A worthwhile read! Thanks!
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Old 03-22-2008, 11:25 AM
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Thank you for sharing your skill and your studio with us
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Old 03-22-2008, 09:56 PM
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And for your futher enjoyment:

http://groups.msn.com/Asktheoleproab...ezeltsman.msnw
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Old 03-23-2008, 06:57 AM
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Zelstman's work is mainly film based, but the lighting and posing techniques are very much worth study!
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Old 03-23-2008, 12:24 PM
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Zelstman's work is mainly film based, but the lighting and posing techniques are very much worth study!
I assume that you mean that there is a difference in lighting and posing techniques depending on the method of image capture, film or digital. Would you give us the reasons for this?

Thank you.
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Old 03-23-2008, 12:40 PM
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No, that was not my thought. I just pointed out that there is a lot of film related discussion on development etc. Also, younger folks might be put off by the "look and feel" of the hair styles, dress and such. Those styles change but the rules last!

I doubt that he would have done tilted wedding shots though.
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Old 03-23-2008, 03:45 PM
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Ok, I understand. And I agree with you that there will be those that will look at the hair and clothing and surmise that everything including the real purpose of the article is old and outdated. People with such little imagination leave me wondering why they are working in these fields.

The tilted shots will go away, much like the inset of the heads of the bride and groom looking down at an overall of the ceremony or the couple in the champaign glass did.
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Old 03-23-2008, 06:32 PM
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Ok, I understand. And I agree with you that there will be those that will look at the hair and clothing and surmise that everything including the real purpose of the article is old and outdated. People with such little imagination leave me wondering why they are working in these fields.

The tilted shots will go away, much like the inset of the heads of the bride and groom looking down at an overall of the ceremony or the couple in the champaign glass did.
Be careful we are going to scare away all the young ones and they have so much to offer!
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