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Environmental Portraiture: Tell Your Subject’s Story and Create Dynamic Portraits with One Bag of Gear by Kathleen Lavine

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Telling Your Subject’s Story

Whether you are on assignment or taking pictures for family or friends, there is a story to tell about your subject. Ask yourself, “What is important?” and “Why am I taking this picture?” Then focus (pun intended) on your answer, eliminating anything that doesn’t add to the story.

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Keep It Simple

It’s easy to get overwhelmed on a photo shoot when you have a person or multiple people waiting on you to decide how to make this photograph. It helps me to start with the basics and concentrate on four simple things: 1) the Subject, 2) the Story, 3) the Light, and 4) the Background (or foreground). For example, you might be ...

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