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]
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]
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]
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]
Can anyone name the photographer behind a series of portraits of people suspended in mid-air, including this one? [more inside]
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.
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]
I need a digital photo retouched. How do I go about finding the right person or business? [more inside]
Are there any photographers in the SF Bay Area who specialize in wacky/zany/surreal portraiture? [more inside]
Can you recommend a lighting setup for a last-minute photography project? [more inside]
Do newspapers/magazines specify 12x10 inch photo submissions ? [more inside]
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]
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]
How can I sharpen my skills in photographing people? [more inside]
How can I look like the babe I am in my next passport-sized photograph? [more inside]
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]
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]
Can anyone recommend a good photographer in Houston? [more inside]
I photograph very poorly. [more inside]
Family Portrait -- How do we do it ourselves? [more inside]
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?
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.
Any tips on posing for a (photographic) portrait? [more inside]