Posts tagged portraits
Choosing a Photographer

How do you go about selecting a photographer? This post may seem odd coming from a photographer (something about the fox in the henhouse comes to mind) so I’ll admit some of my views may be biased, if not self-serving – but I hope you’ll find value in at least some of the suggestions I have, and I’ll do my best to be as objective as possible.

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What makes a great headshot or portrait?

Great portraiture/headshots are not accidents - they happen primarily because of collaboration between the subject and the photographer - for a photo to look alive, convey a message or evoke a feeling, "it takes a village" - the photographer and subject need to be on the same page in terms of the "look". That "look" involves everything from expression and pose to lighting, camera angle, etc. The photographer is the director, cameraman, lighting specialist, and the subject is the actor. 

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