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How to Take Better Portraits
by tontod in Electronics
Portraits are often the most treasured photos people take with their camera, yet they often look like informal snapshots and may fail to meet print quality standards. Though superior portrait photography involves both a large measure of skill and art, with these tips you can learn how to take better portraits.Difficulty:ModerateInstructions Things You'll Need
Digital camera with SLR-like fea

How to Take Portraits in the Sun
by skh in Hobbies, Games & Toys
Shooting portraits outdoors on a sunny day is never easy for any photographer, whether you are a professional or a novice. The sun can cast shadows all over your subject. In addition, the sun is always moving, so you have to constantly adjust to deal with it. There are tools and tricks of the trade, however, that will help you make your outdoor portrait sessions a success, no matter how bright the
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DIY Portraits
by Shrek Qian in Arts & Entertainment
If you are an acting student needing a professional portrait photograph taken quickly, or you have a family reunion fast approaching and you want to have a family portrait done for memories' sake but your funds won't stretch that far -- don't fret because with your own digital camera and an existing light source you can do it yourself.Difficulty:EasyInstructions Things You'll Need
Digital ca
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How to Edit Portraits Using CS3
by BeeBoop in Computers
Photoshop CS3 is an image-editing program by Adobe Systems that allows users to professionally create or modify image files. The CS3 version boasts numerous improvements over previous installments, such as a streamlined interface and refinements to some of the existing tools. Though the software can be used for high-end commercial work, it is easy enough for the average user to do something simple

How to Take Portraits at Night
by 1sikbITCH in Hobbies, Games & Toys
Night photography can offer stunning landscapes and colorful portraits of city lights. Most cameras' automatic settings fall short when shooting at night and in low-light situations. This can make night photography difficult if the photographer does not have a basic understanding of the manual settings on his camera. However, capturing the moment in poor lighting is not impossible. Getting to know

Headshots Vs. Portraits
by Robby in Arts & Entertainment
The headshot is a picture of an individual, called the "subject," which is taken from the sternum up. The portrait, on the other hand has few limitations and can involve more than one person. However, both types of pictures focus on a single living thing, usually a human or pet. Headshots are cheaper than portraits because they require less time, post-production work and effort, so profe

How to Use a Reflector for Portraits
by Vick Aita in Arts & Entertainment
Naturally lit portraits have a very soft and personable feel. However, sometimes when taking portraits, natural lighting isn't enough. Using reflectors to supplement the lighting is an excellent and easy-to-do technique. Reflectors can also help the photographer to highlight or detract from specific parts of the subject’s face. Reflectors can be purchased or handmade. There are multiple diff

How to Take Quality Self-Portraits
by Shadowknight in Arts & Entertainment
Self-portrait photos are part of your online image. We all want self-portraits to look appealing yet spontaneous. But simply holding the camera, framing the shot and focusing are more problematic when we turn the camera on ourselves. Many people just keep shooting until they happen to take an acceptable picture, but a number of techniques leave less to chance in the quest for quality self-portrait

DIY Senior Portraits
by soulcougher73 in Arts & Entertainment
Your final year of high school is here, and it's time to think about your senior photo. While senior portraits have become a time-honored tradition to mark the end of 12 years of education and are a valuable keepsake for family and friends, they can be expensive. However, they don't have to be. With a little planning and a digital camera, a friend or family member can take that senior portrait for
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How to Look Good in Self-Portraits
by RomanMtz in Electronics
Taking a good self-portrait is not always as easy as it may seem. Most amateur photographers simply turn the cameras on themselves and snap a photo. However, this is not the best method to capturing a quality picture of yourself. This method does not show your full body and can create a photo at an odd angle giving you distorted features. Keeping your digital camera steady while you photograph you

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