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Thu Oct 10, 2019, 12:36 PM

Photography Tips from a professional photographer on my trip to Canada [View all]

One of the excursions I took from my trip to Canada was led by a professional photographer. He had some good tips, so I thought I would share the handout he gave us.

One of the tips was about something I never realized, #11. He suggested when doing portraits where there is a background you'd like to see (he used the example of someone standing next to boats in a marina) to not stand 4-6 feet away from the person as one would normally do. Instead, back up and use your zoom to get the person the size you want. Doing that will also enlarge the background and make the boats look larger than they would if you had taken the shot only 4-6 feet away from the person. You may end up backing up 15-20 feet Apparently, this is a trick that wedding photographers use all the time.

Anyway, here is his page of tips.


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