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    10 ways to drive photography snobs mad

    | News | 07/10/2013 00:01am
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    How to annoy photography snobs: 05 No eye contact

    The big book of portrait rules says that there should always be eye-contact been the subject and the camera/viewer.

    The theory is that we look at a person’s eyes when we talk to them and they draw you into the picture, but it also enables the photo snobs to say ‘great eye-contact’ when stuck for a comment.

    Of course it is possible to produce superb images without eye-contact, and even without the eyes being visible. A portrait doesn’t have to show someone’s exact likeness, it can be about the moment, intended to tell a story or convey an emotion.

    Looking away from the camera into the distance, for example, can imply deep thought on important issues (so it’s a popular look with politicians), while looking down often communicates shyness or even amusement.

    PAGE 1 – How to annoy a photography snob: 01 Blown-out highlights
    PAGE 2 – How to annoy a photography snob: 02 Soft images
    PAGE 3 – How to annoy a photography snob: 03 Visible noise
    PAGE 4 – How to annoy a photography snob: 04 Shooting portraits from below eye-level
    PAGE 5 – How to annoy a photography snob: 05 No eye contact
    PAGE 6 – How to annoy a photography snob: 06 Colourcasts
    PAGE 7 – How to annoy a photography snob: 07 Converging verticals
    PAGE 8 – How to annoy a photography snob: 08 Tilting horizons
    PAGE 9 – How to annoy a photography snob: 09 Imperfect joins
    PAGE 10 – How to annoy a photography snob: 10 Great shots from compact cameras

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    Posted on Monday, October 7th, 2013 at 12:01 am under News.

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