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Selecting or taking subject photographs    

The photograph should be well-lit and in focus

For people, this is best achieved outside on a bright day (beware sun-squint) or inside with a flash in an attempt create some light and shade. Try to get in quite close and be at eye-level, taking both partial-profile and full-face images. It is better for general portraiture to depict a quiet smile, if desired, rather than a grin. Frame just the subject’s head and shoulders in the photograph so as to get sufficient detail to work on.

For animals, this is best achieved outside on a sunny day or inside with a flash. Try to get in quite close and be at eye-level with the animal.

Please feel free to send your photographs before you attend your workshop for further advice or

 

             
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