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Old 01-11-2007, 01:41 PM
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Rules for Portrait Photography

This is a list of things to improve our portrait photography -- posing, lighting, clothing, etc. -- all with illustrative photos by a working photographer. Most I've been taught before in class or in books, but here we have them all in one easy to find place:

http://www.lumitouch.com/benstudiotutorial/rules.html

Take a look around at the rest of the website -- there's lots of good stuff. Click on "Table of Contents" or "First Lesson" at the top to look around.
He's a senior photographer (high school seniors for yearbooks, etc.), but he includes the reasons for changes in the rules, such as photographing a heavier person, older person, etc.

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Old 01-12-2007, 01:05 AM
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Re: Rules for Portrait Photography

Simply a gold mine of proven methods. Just excellent.

Thanks, CJ.
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Old 01-12-2007, 03:17 AM
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Re: Rules for Portrait Photography

Good find CJ,

There's not a hope that I'll remember all those rules next time I take a family portrait (I can feel them slipping away already ), but if I can remember just one or two of the more obvious ones I'll have learnt something.

Thanks for posting.
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Old 01-12-2007, 09:21 AM
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Re: Rules for Portrait Photography

Superb tutorials for proven techniques. Thank you for finding and sharing this with us.

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Old 01-12-2007, 11:24 AM
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Great.... Thanks
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Old 06-01-2007, 09:45 PM
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Re: Rules for Portrait Photography

WoW! This is a gold mine in information. I am so grateful to you and everyone that share bits of gold to all newbies (like me) in photography. Thank you!

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Old 06-02-2007, 05:56 AM
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Re: Rules for Portrait Photography

Great timing C.J. with three family weddings coming up in the next month i needed some advice


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Old 06-03-2007, 12:53 PM
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Re: Rules for Portrait Photography

I'm doing a wedding next month (a friend of mine) but she insisted to take some money for my time and the job I'll be doing after with her pictures. This gives me an opportunity to give her the best I can give with some actual knowledge! Once again Thank You so much! If this goes well... who knows? The possibilities with photography can actually lead to something more than just a hobby.
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Old 06-03-2007, 02:37 PM
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I hope this information helps you make family and friends very happy with their photos. I would suggest practicing before the weddings with friends/family members and scouting out some nice locations near where the weddings/receptions will take place.
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Old 06-03-2007, 04:49 PM
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Thank you for your suggestion The on-post chapel they will be getting married is very beautiful, and with all the rain we've been having the greenery looks awesome! I do however will go scout the little nooks and find perfect little spots to take some of their portraits. I'll have my kids pose LOL!

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