10 portrait photography mistakes every photographer makes (and how to fix them)

    | Photography Tips | Portraits | 20/06/2013 00:01am
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    Portrait Photography Mistake No. 10: Too far away

    Professional Photographer to the Rescue: zoom advice

    One of the most common errors made by novice photographers is to stand too far away from the subject and not zoom in sufficiently with the lens.

    With portrait photography taken outside this can often mean huge empty areas around the subject with a vast sky above them and acres of ground beneath them, when in fact head and shoulders portrait would work much better.

    That’s not to say that full-length portraits don’t work, they just need a little more thought than many people give them.

    Although going closer can often result in better portraits, beware going over the top and producing a passport photo, a tight head-shot from the neck up.

    Portrait Photography Mistake No. 1: Shooting wide
    Portrait Photography Mistake No. 2: Eyes not sharp
    Portrait Photography Mistake No. 3: Too much depth of field
    Portrait Photography Mistake No. 4: Unusual headwear
    Portrait Photography Mistake No. 5: Depth of field to shallow
    Portrait Photography Mistake No. 6: Shooting from the wrong height
    Portrait Photography Mistake No. 7: Harsh shadows
    Portrait Photography Mistake No. 8: Redeye
    Portrait Photography Mistake No. 9: Too much detail
    Portrait Photography Mistake No. 10: Too far away

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    Posted on Thursday, June 20th, 2013 at 12:01 am under Photography Tips, Portraits.

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