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Sports Portraits: Tips and Techniques for Capturing Athletic Photographs by Alan Hess

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Gear

The Camera, Lenses, Lights, and Accessories You Need

Image

For portrait photography, your most important piece of gear is not the camera, but the lens and the lights used. The goal is to render an image that makes the subject look its best. Picking the right focal length and making sure the lighting is flattering will result in a better image. Even if you are shooting the portrait on location with natural light, there are a few important tools you can use to modify it, such as diffusers and reflectors.

Cameras

The camera might seem to be the most important part of the photography equation, but the truth is that any DSLR can take great portraits. ...

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