Portrait Photographers Logan UT

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Photographic Images Studio
(435) 752-5022
80 East Center Street
Logan, UT
 
Sunkist Photography
(435) 245-6040
16 South 100 East
Wellsville, UT
 
Bryant Wedding Photography
(801) 577-7740
Bountiful, UT
 
Avante Photography
(801) 334-7221
860 West Riverdale Road Suite C5
Ogden, UT
 
Retrospect Studios
(801) 550-5605
230 S 500 W Ste 245
Salt Lake City, UT
 
Salisbury Photography
(435) 752-6665
671 East 2160 North
Logan, UT
 
Hammer Jeff & Debbie Expressive Photography
(435) 723-7690
215 South 80 East
Mantua, UT
 
Davis Photography
(435) 867-5905
2446 West 5700 North
Cedar City, UT
 
Frey George Photography
(801) 373-1313
1618 Oak Cliff Drive
Provo, UT
 
Thomas Photography
(435) 882-0525
7 North Main Street
Tooele, UT
 

Give The Perfect Portrait

Give The Perfect Portrait—02/01/10

Make this Valentine’s Day extra special with a photo

A portrait of you and your significant other makes a wonderful Valentine’s Day gift. Just don’t make the mistake of thinking it’s the only gift you need to give; chocolates and flowers are always a good idea. It’s a little tricky to photograph yourself, but not nearly as impossible as you might think—especially if you follow these five tips.

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.

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