Sunday, November 7, 2010
Taking People Pictures
Since I have done many people photos recently, I thought I would talk about that for a little bit.
In the shot of the new parents and Jackson above, I came in close. I told them I wanted their faces all close together. This is much more interesting than them just looking straight at the camera.
Another tip is to always use natural light when possible. Also, a neutral backdrop like I used below (dark cloth), helps focus in on what is important rather than being distracted by the surroundings.
Another tip is to introduce "props" such as the angel wings, wedding rings, the receiving blanket with Jackson's name embroidered on it, the knitted blanket I made, taking photos with the hospital bracelet showing....these are examples of things to use. Keep your eyes open for opportunities like those.
When putting a collage together, be aware of the direction the subject is looking and also having a neutral area to which to add text if text is desired.
You can mix black and white, sepia and natural color shots, but just be careful when you do. Color is just one of the things that help your eye move around a photo or a collage of photos.
Hopefully, I will get to see Jackson this week and will get some good photos.
Hope you have a wonderful week!
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