Feb 6, 2008

Tips for Natural Looking Portraits

Here's a nice article on portrait photography. The Human Side of Photography - 4 Tips for Natural Looking Portraits:

"The Human Side of Photography - 4 Tips for Natural Looking Portraits

The following post on The Human Side of Photography is by Natalie Norton from natalienortonphoto.com.

Over the years my camera has become an extension of my arm, relate? Of course you do. Those lucky souls like you and I who discover they have a passion for photography quickly find it to be magically intoxicating in every way. We just can’t get enough."

The goal of portrait photography is to capture the likeness of a person or a small group of people, typically in a flattering manner. Like other types of portraiture, the focus of photograph is the person's face, although the entire body and the background may be included. Many people enjoy having professionally made family portraits to hang in their homes, or special portraits to commemorate certain events, such as graduations or weddings.

Worth reading if you're looking to improve your portrait photography.

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