Portrait Photographers Derwood MD
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Clay Blackmore Photographer(301) 670-3232
15737 Crabbs Branch Way
Estrin Tom Photography(301) 570-3320
3619 King William Drive
Meyer Jack Photographer(301) 460-0094
14418 Barkwood Drive
Cross Gregory A Photographer(301) 340-0207
345 Dean Drive
Lansat Photography(301) 838-9560
14650 Southlawn Lane
Paul Kline Photography(301) 990-0061
8516 Dakota Dr
Stewart BROS Photographers Inc(410) 337-0094
7605 Airpark Road Suite D
Eric Long Photography(301) 963-4474
19517 Tiber Court
Montgomery Village, MD
Montgomery Village, MD
Visions in Photography(301) 279-2451
932 Hungerford Drive Suite 3A
Victor Stekoll Photographers(301) 424-5795
13613 Aqua Ln
Give The Perfect Portrait
Give The Perfect Portrait—02/01/10
Make this Valentine’s Day extra special with a photo
1. Depending on where you live, a self-portrait this time of year may mean shooting indoors to avoid foul weather. If you can shoot outside, pick open shade or a spot where you’re not staring directly toward the sun. But for the majority who will be working inside, use window light or set up a flash to provide the illumination. Choose a location with a simple background that won’t be too distracting, and preferably pick an angle that allows enough space to use a long lens and compress the scene.
2. Position your camera on a tripod and compose the shot. Determine where you and your partner will be, and set up with him or her already in place. For two people, one seated (the taller) and one standing often works well. For a romantic portrait especially, the key is to get your heads close together. This can require some creative posing, so feel free to experiment until it looks just right. Remember, there’s nothing romantic about standing shoulder to shoulder and staring at the camera.
3. Now you’re ready to make an exposure. If you’ve got a long-enough cable release or a wireless remote, you can trip the shutter subtly by folding your arms to hide the trigger, or holding the release just out of frame. If no remote is available, use your camera’s self timer. The nice thing about a release is that you don’t have to get up to reset the timer and reposition yourself after every shot. Aside from making for good exercise, this can get old really fast, as it makes it much harder to fine-tune a composition.
4. Check the exposure, but mostly the composition, after every few shots and adjust your composition and body position as necessary. Camera LCDs are great for this, but better yet, tether your camera to a computer with its display facing your position so that you can see each shot as it’s made without getting up.
5. Remember, even though there are two of you and you’re the subject as well as the photographer, it’s still a portrait. All the traditional portrait rules still apply. Use a long lens to compress the scene and minimize depth of field. An open aperture also helps with this, while soft light will be flattering for skin and help prevent one partner’s face from casting a shadow on the other. No matter how you light, it’s bound to be a photo that's very memorable since it's a gift that comes straight from the heart.