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Keep Shooting! Photography Assignments (04 Feb 2013)
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Getting Started with Portraits
Recently I've embarked on a project that I designed to force me to take photographs of people. I feel that it's my weakest area, but also an area where I see the most potential for growth (and possible future business opportunities).
To that end, I've started a blog about my journey. If you all have a moment, please stop on over at dcjazzphotog.wordpress.com and have a look around. Opinions, feedback, and criticism are very much welcome! See a sample image below (Nikon D200, 50mm f/1.8 AF, ISO 100, f/2.5, 1/30sec).
I do think it is a bit distracting in this image though; perhaps because you can't see it on the left as well. I think some of the other photos in the set were more successful in this regard but I best liked the expression and lighting on the face in the shot above.
Also the grey stuff in the background adds a bit of life to what would be a flat background. but of course again, i'm thinking of this photo as a screen grab of a close up in a movie
here is an example of a shot from a tv show with the empty space behind the character to imply motion
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