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Portrait Photography. By Noemi Ramos. Tips. 1)Alter Your Perspective; changing the angle that you shoot from can give your portrait a real WOW factor. 2)Play with Eye Contact: (a) Looking off camera –have your subject focus their attention on something unseen and outside the field of - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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  • Portrait PhotographyBy Noemi Ramos

  • Tips1)Alter Your Perspective; changing the anglethat you shoot from can give your portrait a realWOW factor.2)Play with Eye Contact: (a) Looking offcamera have your subject focus their attentionon something unseen and outside the field ofview of your camera.(b) Looking within theframe alternatively you could have yoursubject looking at something (or someone)within the frame.3) Breaking the rules of composition; TheRule of Thirds is one that can be effective tobreak placing your subject either dead centrecan sometimes create a powerful image oreven creative placement with your subject righton the edge of a shot can sometimes createinteresting images.

  • Tips4. Experiment with Lighting Anotherelement of randomness that you canintroduce to your portraits is the way thatyou light them. There are almost unlimitedpossibilities when it comes to using light inportraits.5. Move Your Subject Out of their Comfort Zone (6) Shoot Candidly Photograph your subjectat work, with family or doing something thatThey love (7)Introduce a Prop; Add a prop of some kindinto your shots and you create another point ofinterest that can enhance your shot.

  • Tips8. Focus Upon One Body Part GetClose Up Get a lens with a long focal lengthattached to your camera or get right in close sothat you can just photograph a part of yoursubject.9. Obscure Part of your Subject; A variationon the idea of zooming in on one part of thebody is to obscure parts of your portraitsubjects face or body. You can do this withclothing, objects, their hands or just by framingpart of them out of the image. 10. Take a Series of Shots Switch your camerainto burst or continuous shooting mode andfire off more than one shot at a time. In doingthis you create a series of images that could bepresented together instead of just one staticimage.