Portrait Photographers Manhattan KS
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DOAK Photography(785) 562-9995
Tuttle Cove Road
Mark Rose Photography(785) 341-5738
3016 Claflin Road
Donnert Photography(785) 539-6032
3950 Eagle Rdg
Kim Kravitz Photography(620) 687-3488
Junction City, KS
Junction City, KS
Martin Leroy Photographer(785) 562-5440
1186 USHighway 77
Reflections Photography(785) 539-1550
5170 Anderson Avenue
Alan Honey Photography(785) 537-2210
4806 Vue Du Lac Place
Stratton Photography(785) 456-8614
402 8th Street
1038 Productions(316) 644-6883
2438 W Timbercreek Ct
Brubaker Photography(316) 683-0344
8201 E Harry St Apt 1406
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.