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10 Ways to Take Stunning Portraits. How do you take Portraits that have the ‘Wow’ factor?

10 Ways to Take Stunning Portraits

Today and tomorrow I want to talk about taking Portraits that are a little out of the box. You see it’s all very well and good to have a portrait that follows all the rules – but it hit me as I was surfing on Flickr today that often the most striking portraits are those that break all the rules. I want to look at some ways to break out of the mold and take striking portraits by breaking (or at least bending) the rules and adding a little randomness into your portrait photography. I’ll share ten of these tips today and a further ten tomorrow (update: you can see the 2nd part here). 1. Most portraits are taken with the camera at (or around) the eye level of the subject. Get up high and shoot down on your subject or get as close to the ground as you can and shoot up. 2.

It is amazing how much the direction of your subject’s eyes can impact an image. A. B. 3. 4. Using techniques like slow synch flash can create an impressive wow factor. Kenneth Parker Photography. Eloquent Pixels. La mariée était en blanc!!! - Image de Nature - Photographie (17817288) National Geographic Photo Contest 2011. National Geographic is currently holding its annual photo contest, with the deadline for submissions coming up on November 30.

National Geographic Photo Contest 2011

For the past nine weeks, the society has been gathering and presenting galleries of submissions, encouraging readers to vote for them as well. National Geographic was kind enough to let me choose among its entries from 2011 for display here on In Focus. Gathered below are 45 images from the three categories of People, Places, and Nature, with captions written by the individual photographers. [45 photos] Use j/k keys or ←/→ to navigate Choose: Many people pilgrimage to Uluru, but what is seen there often depends on where you've come from.

Eruption of the Cordon del Caulle. Beluga whales in the arctic having fun. This is a streetcar in New Orleans traveling back towards The Quarter on St. This image captures almost 6 hours of climbing parties on Rainier going for the summit under starry skies. Russia, polar region of West Siberia, Tazovsky Peninsula. 141942_1176978221_medium.jpg 553×738 pixels. Japanese garden in portland photo. Random photo Submit your photo Stumble Thru nature photography Tags: park tree Download japanese garden in portland by unknown 125 451 views Rating: +17 Most Beautiful Forests in The World thick grove of poplar trees, oregon the great mell fell of northern england.

C404-5244-6082AuroraTakasaka.jpg 1,200×800 pixels. Perfectly timed photos. Japanese Garden Images - Images. Ercal.jpg 1,196×793 pixels. Ss1450.jpg 1,200×776 pixels. Lower Lewis River Falls, Gifford Pinchot National Forest, Washington.jpg 1,600×1,200 pixels. 59464_0_908x756.jpg 908×756 pixels.