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Spring Light for Portraiture

Tip:  Approach your potential subjects with a smile and ask if they wouldn’t mind if you took some photos of them. If you get a positive response, before you begin your image making, talk with your subject to make him or her feel relaxed. When you eventually raise the camera to your eye, you’ll be greeted with a warm smile. If it’s sunny, use a flash to soften the contrast and reveal detail in the shadow areas. If your camera doesn’t have flash capability, look for a shady area and try to eliminate bright areas in the background. What makes photographing so wonderful in the spring is people are coming out of winter hibernation and enjoying the great outdoors. This opens the door to making them more friendly and increases the potential of finding many subjects in the park.

 

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© 2007 Russ Burden, Denver DPA Instructor
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© 2007 Russ Burden, Denver DPA Instructor
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© 2007 Russ Burden, Denver DPA Instructor

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