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Inspirational Portrait Techniques

This article gives you 16 techniques to consider when taking a portrait. Although simple, properly white balanced portraits are extremely marketable and consistently desired by consumers, it is encouraged to step out of the box every once and a while. A portrait can capture a person’s mood, personality or lifestyle. Not every portrait is pretty but every portrait has a story to tell. By using the following techniques you can breathe life into any shot.

Here is the link!!

http://blog.epicedits.com/2007/12/10/16-inspirational-portrait-photography-techniques/

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South Street’s Finest

Stress has been following me around all week with this photo assignment. I find the time frame I have to finish the hardest. I understand photojournalism has deadlines but this is pretty intense. I get really frustrated walking around the city aimlessly looking for visual elements. I sometimes end up not stopping and taking a picture because it doesn’t satisfy my assignment. The good thing is, you would be surprised at the amount of people interested in your photography. I met a really interesting man named Ezekiel Zagar the other day, he owns a music shop on 4th and Lombard and his father is the artist of South Street’s Magic Garden.  We gotEzekiel Zagar, Magic Gardens; South Street to talking and he has worked with artists like Nirvana and the Beastie Boys. Definitely love meeting people like this.  Visit www.philadelphiasmagicgardens.org to see pictures and learn more. It only costs 5 bucks to visit!!

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Fashion Blogs

I’m not a huge follower for fashion but I definitely enjoy it. Chloe’ Manigo’s Blog is an excellent go-to source for fashion updates. She featured a few of my pictures of Kayla Mayhew on her blog a while ago and I finally have the chance to return the favor. Chloe’ and Kayla got a chance to go to New York and really experience fashion first hand. Check out some great pictures from Fashion Week and Fashion’s Night Out. They got to meet Jay Alexander! JEALOUS!!

http://fashionisartbutlife.blogspot.com/

Enjoy

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Just a little inspiration

My next project for my photography class is portraits. To get a little inspiration, I revisited Steve Mcurry’s website, his portrait collection is beyond impressive. Anyone can take a picture of someone but he has the true ability to capture the essence of a person. Just by looking at a single picture you can feel everything; their pain and suffering; their humbleness; their inner joy. I especially like his ability to capture a person’s eyes. It’s simply beautiful.

Take a look for yourself, maybe it will inspire you too.

http://www.stevemccurry.com/main.php

My favorite subject for portraits are children. They have a natural eagerness for life.

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Lighting

Lighting is EVERYTHING. Whether you are working in the dark or the brightest time of the day, you need to think about lighting. My boyfriend sent me this article with some sexy examples of lighting at its best. Check it out.

http://webdesignledger.com/inspiration/30-magical-examples-of-natural-light-photography

Here is 2 pictures I took for my lighting assignment:


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