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. 4: Unusual headwear

    Wasting Pictures: remove clutter

    One of the all-time classic errors when shooting people is to not pay enough attention to the background and as a result end up with shots that have lampposts, trees or flagpoles sticking out of the top people’s heads.

    It may be possible to avoid this by shooting with a wide aperture to blur the background, but it’s often just a case of taking a few steps to one side of the other to give them a different background.

    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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