ECU: extreme close-up Primeríssim plaCU: close-up (shows subject subjectively) Primer plaMCU: medium close-up (shows subject objectively) Primer pla llargMS: medium shot (shows what subject is doing) Pla migFS: full shot (show subject in location) Pla sencer/ de conjunt
Frame your shot so the subject takes up most of the picture. Richard Avedon Pierre Gonnord
Anything else in the shot is just a distraction, so frame it out. Be careful with the background!
Try to take different compositions: symmetrical, asymmetrical, centered… F. Egot, Steve Jobbs Stoneth, PortraitTurco Jean, Portrait n.1512 Florence Henri, Portrait composition 1930
Take your time and take a lot of shots. Make the subject feel relaxed, talking to him and giving Annie Leibovitz confidence.
Think about what makes your subject unique and try to capture it in the shot. John Rankin Waddel, portrait
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