how to do a portrait

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how to do a portrait

  1. 1. “You dont take a photograph, you create it.”
  2. 2. “The photographer finds beauty in what we all see but most consider ordinary.”“Photography is, above all, a way of looking.” Pierre Gonnord
  3. 3. “To photograph means to put your head, eyes and heart at the same point of view.” R. Whitman, Prince, Roger Nelson,
  4. 4. helpful tips
  5. 5. 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
  6. 6.  Frame your shot so the subject takes up most of the picture. Richard Avedon Pierre Gonnord
  7. 7.  Anything else in the shot is just a distraction, so frame it out. Be careful with the background!
  8. 8.  Try to take different compositions: symmetrical, asymmetrical, centered… F. Egot, Steve Jobbs Stoneth, PortraitTurco Jean, Portrait n.1512 Florence Henri, Portrait composition 1930
  9. 9.  Take your time and take a lot of shots. Make the subject feel relaxed, talking to him and giving Annie Leibovitz confidence.
  10. 10.  Think about what makes your subject unique and try to capture it in the shot. John Rankin Waddel, portrait

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