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April 1, 2021

Ep 340: How to shoot great portraits under extreme time pressure or poor lighting conditions

In this episode, we discuss the best ways to shoot under extreme time pressure, find or make the best lighting and nail the perfect shot.

Here are my 5 essentials when giving directions in a portrait shoot

Above: Image by Gina Milicia, A farmer, photographed in Sicily for www.sicilianfoodtours.com 1. Be Authentic Always ensure the words you are speaking are yours. Just because you once heard a photographer say a certain phrase that always worked, doesn’t mean it will work for you, particularly if the style, language and tone isn’t similar to yours. The most important thing to remember is to be sincere and authentic in everything you say. Don’t say, “OMG, you look amazing in that dress” if you don’t believe it. There will be something in your tone or body language that will give the lie away and your model will lose trust in you. Try looking for something that you truly believe. It may be that you love the colour of their eyes, the way they laugh or their shoes. 2. Lower your voice, speak clearly and confidently Okay, this is harder than it sounds. I...

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