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Avoiding the Pinterest Fail, baby portrait edition

How hard is it, really, to do your own newborn photography for baby announcements? [more inside]
posted by lizbunny on Jul 25, 2016 - 20 answers

Photography for online dating profile in San Francisco

I'd like to pay to have a few pictures of myself taken for online dating. I'm in SF. Where can I find someone to do this for relatively cheap? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 8, 2016 - 6 answers

Photography tips wanted

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 - 13 answers

Best lens for Pentax camera to take pictures of family?

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 - 21 answers

Prospective professional portrait prep and pontification, please.

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 - 10 answers

Help Me be a Charming & Effective Portrait Photographer

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 - 8 answers

Name that artist: photo portraits of people suspended in the air

Can anyone name the photographer behind a series of portraits of people suspended in mid-air, including this one? [more inside]
posted by eotvos on Mar 2, 2013 - 4 answers

say cheese without the cheesy

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 - 25 answers

Pictures of cute kids? Can't I take pictures of spiders instead?

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 - 14 answers

One-off photo retouching service?

I need a digital photo retouched. How do I go about finding the right person or business? [more inside]
posted by raspberry jam and clothes iron on Jun 18, 2012 - 5 answers


Are there any photographers in the SF Bay Area who specialize in wacky/zany/surreal portraiture? [more inside]
posted by un petit cadeau on May 17, 2012 - 4 answers

Can you recommend a lighting setup for a last-minute photography project?

Can you recommend a lighting setup for a last-minute photography project? [more inside]
posted by medpt on Jun 11, 2010 - 9 answers

to crop or not to crop ?

Do newspapers/magazines specify 12x10 inch photo submissions ? [more inside]
posted by sgt.serenity on May 1, 2010 - 12 answers

She's ready for her close-up.

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 - 9 answers

Dorian Gray and a guest

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 - 7 answers

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

How can I sharpen my skills in photographing people? [more inside]
posted by sciencemandan on Sep 21, 2009 - 12 answers

How can I look semi-human in a passport photo?

How can I look like the babe I am in my next passport-sized photograph? [more inside]
posted by tavegyl on Aug 25, 2009 - 19 answers

Minimising depth of field with a compact camera

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 - 10 answers

How to photograph the elderly to be not just flattering but to show fitness and health?

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 - 20 answers

Houston Photographer

Can anyone recommend a good photographer in Houston? [more inside]
posted by LittleMissCranky on Apr 13, 2008 - 4 answers

... but you're beautiful inside...

I photograph very poorly. [more inside]
posted by porpoise on Jan 27, 2008 - 30 answers

Tips on taking a family portrait for the ages

Family Portrait -- How do we do it ourselves? [more inside]
posted by LarryC on Jan 2, 2007 - 9 answers

What to look for in a photography studio?

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 - 6 answers

Two-at-a-time portraits?

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 - 6 answers

Posing for portraits

Any tips on posing for a (photographic) portrait? [more inside]
posted by monkey closet on Feb 23, 2005 - 14 answers

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