Sunday, 29 December 2013

Ready, Set, Frown: Portrait Photography for Emotional Response

An interesting article from Picture Correct by Tedric Garrison, looking at  capturing the expressions on a subjects face. Tedric is an award winning writer / photographer  who has 30 years experience in photography (www.betterphototips.com)). As a Graphic Art Major, he has a unique perspective. His photo eBook “Your Creative Edge” proves creativity can be taught. Today, he shares his wealth of knowledge with the world through his website.

Once upon a time, in a land far away, there was a photographer who always told his subjects, “Smile big for the camera.” The problem with this fairytale is that not everyone smiles all the time. Let’s say, for example, you say that to someone at a family reunion you happen to be covering, and then you find out that person just lost her spouse of 53 years. Would requesting a smile still be appropriate? When you cover events, your job as the photographer is not just to cover what everybody expects but to cover what they feel as well.

Follow this link to read the full article:.............. Ready, Set, Frown: Portrait Photography for Emotional Response – PictureCorrect

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