I need to take an outdoor photograph of a subject standing in front of a large, white, shiny background (a vehicle). The person and the vehicle are equally important elements in the picture. I need to take the photo when both the subject and the vehicle are available, so I have no control over the date or time or weather. Assuming I need to do this on a bight, sunny day (although I'm hoping for a slightly overcast one) where do I position them relative to the sun? [more inside]
posted by sardonyx
on Apr 22, 2014 -
What lens would be best for a new photographer for taking pictures of family (babies, kids, humans) with a Pentax K-x 12.4MP Digital SLR with 2.7 inch LCD and 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AL? (Can you tell I just copied that from the receipt?) [more inside]
posted by EtTuHealy
on Jan 28, 2014 -
How can I get the most out of a portrait session at a department store studio? I am looking for a "professional" portrait to be used in bios and marketing stuff, and am looking for advice on specifics to ask for (or avoid), both from the photographer and from the makeup counter beforehand. [more inside]
posted by QuantumMeruit
on Jan 15, 2014 -
Any tips for photographer patter while taking slightly candid portraits?
For marketing/social media purposes, I’ll be taking individual candid portraits of a large number of people at my company. I’ve already taken a good handful, and although I have a good eye for angles and setting up the shot, I have a difficult time directing the subjects and am hoping to learn some new phrases and strategies. [more inside]
posted by redsparkler
on May 21, 2013 -
What is something funny I can think about while I'm getting a portrait taken? I like to have a sincere smile when getting photographed.
posted by Jason and Laszlo
on Jan 6, 2013 -
Volunteered to hover around company Halloween event & take pictures of cute kids in costume. Turns out that I am Designated Photographer. Help me take some decent pics! [more inside]
posted by Currer Belfry
on Oct 15, 2012 -
Can you recommend a lighting setup for a last-minute photography project? [more inside]
posted by medpt
on Jun 11, 2010 -
My mom has discovered acting in her retirement, and wants me to shoot a headshot for her. I can shoot a portrait fine (gear and technique), but I have no idea what to do for an actor's headshot. Can someone in the business tell me what you'd want from a headshot for an older woman? [more inside]
posted by Admiral Haddock
on Feb 25, 2010 -
My girlfriend and I are planning to give photos we had taken of us to our families (and some friends) for Christmas.
We have a few questions. [more inside]
posted by cjorgensen
on Nov 24, 2009 -
How can I minimise the apparent depth-of-field (i.e. maximise the blurriness of the background) of photos using a compact camera? [more inside]
posted by beniamino
on Apr 13, 2009 -
I've been commissioned to take photos of a 70 year old nutritionist and her husband, showing them "as fit and healthy as possible." Can you offer advice on how to do it and what to charge? [more inside]
posted by andihazelwood
on Apr 23, 2008 -
My two siblings and I want to have a nice photo portrait done as a gift to our grandparents. I'm assuming that mall studios will produce tacky photos but I don't know what to look for in an alternative. I also don't know how to prepare for the portrait. I'm looking to have this done near either Cambridge, MA or Providence, RI. Any suggestions?
posted by davidriley
on Nov 11, 2006 -
PhotographyFilter: any tips for posed/staged portraits of two people at once? I need to take a formal portrait of two female friends (not a couple), and am looking for general advice on how to pose two people such that they look comfortable and natural together. Links to classic or contemporary photographers who do this well would also be helpful.
posted by Aaorn
on Oct 3, 2005 -