Photographing People
I've been snapping pictures for almost a year now with my Nikon D40, experimenting with insects, landscapes, sporting events, animals at the name it. I've decided that my favorite kind of photography is of people. I like artistic portraits that I can tinker with in Photoshop..

But I'm having trouble getting up the nerve to get started. I suppose I need some folks to "practice on." My baby has been a great start, but I want to branch out a bit. Any tips?.

Also, does anyone have a recommendation for a good book on lighting for portraits? Or do you have any recommendations on lighting?.


Comments (5)

I think many people start with candid street photography. Then asking their friends to pose for them..

I like people too. I like to go to the motor shows etc where the models are more than willing to get photographed.Akhil.

Image control:Zoom outZoom 100%Zoom inExpand AllOpen in new window.


Comment #1

Akhil wrote:.

I think many people start with candid street photography. Thenasking their friends to pose for them.I like people too. I like to go to the motor shows etc where themodels are more than willing to get photographed.Akhil.

Street photography is a good possibility.... you might find this thread informative..


Best wishes.


Comment #2

I have been volunteering for our cultural group for years now. when there is a show, the performers are wearing their costumes and really look good with make up on. they are also, of course, in the mood to pose for pictures before the show. when the show is on, it is equally exciting and challenging to nail the shots. but I have the freedom to roam because I am the "official" photographer of our group. I also find it exciting to volunteer for our church (first communions, confirmations, baptisms, even some weddings).

Be the volunteer photographer for the class. after a while, people will recognize you as the one who takes good pictures (also, dslr and a flash with diffuser will always get their attention) be excited to pose for you as soon as you enter the building. thanks...

Comment #3

Shooting people happens to be what I gravitated or fell into and what I get called on to do. As far as lighting ,there are a million ways and none are right or wrong in my book.if it's how you preceived the shot to be then it's right.....i don't like rules..

Study the Masters and look at good magazines..

There is one rule though that pretty much holds true most all the time..

If you miss the eyes in terms of focus and light,then you have missed the shot. the eyes are most important.'The moment you think you're great is the moment you quit learning.'

Comment #4

Thanks everyone! This is all very good advice. I'm continuing to practice on my toddler who absolutely loves the camera until I get up my nerve...

Comment #5

Click Here to View All...

Sponsored Amazon Deals:

1. Get big savings on Amazon warehouse deals.
2. Save up to 70% on Amazon Products.

This question was taken from a support group/message board and re-posted here so others can learn from it.


Categories: Home | Diet & Weight Management | Vitamins & Supplements | Herbs & Cleansing |

Sexual Health | Medifast Support | Nutrisystem Support | Medifast Questions |

Web Hosting | Web Hosts | Website Hosting | Hosting |

Web Hosting | GoDaddy | Digital Cameras | Best WebHosts |

Web Hosting FAQ | Web Hosts FAQ | Hosting FAQ | Hosting Group |

Hosting Questions | Camera Tips | Best Cameras To Buy | Best Cameras This Year |

Camera Q-A | Digital Cameras Q-A | Camera Forum | Nov 2010 - Cameras |

Oct 2010 - Cameras | Oct 2010 - DSLRs | Oct 2010 - Camera Tips | Sep 2010 - Cameras |

Sep 2010 - DSLRS | Sep 2010 - Camera Tips | Aug 2010 - Cameras | Aug 2010 - DSLR Tips |

Aug 2010 - Camera Tips | July 2010 - Cameras | July 2010 - Nikon Cameras | July 2010 - Canon Cameras |

July 2010 - Pentax Cameras | Medifast Recipes | Medifast Recipes Tips | Medifast Recipes Strategies |

Medifast Recipes Experiences | Medifast Recipes Group | Medifast Recipes Forum | Medifast Support Strategies |

Medifast Support Experiences |


(C) Copyright 2010 All rights reserved.