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People Pictures: 30 Exercises for Creating Authentic Photographs by Chris Orwig

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31. Smile

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This wonderful smile was captured while the subject waited to go outside. It is a great reminder that good photographs can be made with the simplest of means.

Canon 5DMii, 85mm lens, f /1.2

POINTING A CAMERA at someone in the hopes of getting a good picture is a puzzling task. There is something satisfying about finding the right puzzle piece that fits perfectly where it belongs. But sometimes there are problems, like a thousand puzzle pieces jumbled on the floor, without instructions or a box lid picture to guide the way. Trying to get a nervous photographic subject to look natural and smile can be daunting. Such a challenge can immobilize ...

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