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Focus On Photographing People by Haje Jan Kamps

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Composition and Making People Look Good

SO FAR, WE’VE SPOKEN A LOT about the basics of photography, but we haven’t really looked at any of the really important stuff. Let’s face it: The reason why you bought this book is that you want to take stunning portraits of people. Well, you’re in luck, this is where the fun begins.…

Photographing people is one of the most exciting things you can do. People are unique, and the task of capturing a fragment of their personality is a thrilling challenge to any photographer, no matter how experienced the photographer is.

Pointing a camera at someone, yelling “smile,” and clicking the button isn’t going to get you very far, though. You’ve got to connect with people to really show off their best side.

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