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Of course getting great – rather than good – shots in these situations needs a little more thought. You don’t just need to be close up, but involved too. Explore the various opportunities by using your camera from different angles – holding it over your head, for example, or close to the ground. You may have to shoot blind if your camera doesn’t have a fold-out LCD panel, but you’ll capture at least a few successful shots. Also, if you want to join in the fun, don’t forget to use the self-timer.

Low-key: Letting darker tones dominate the scene – with just modest areas of lighter tone – produces a dark, brooding portrait. High-key: The converse of low-key is high-key, where the light tones predominate. Like soft focus it is good for – though not exclusive to – romantic, feminine portraits. portrait photography A successful portrait is a mix of spot-on exposure, perfect lighting and precise – or imaginative – composition. As we’ve seen, a portrait need not be of a person or even a pet. A statue or even something even more obtuse – such as a hot air balloon – can be the perfect foil for developing your portrait skills.

Pro tip Expose your shots properly In the palm of your hand For the most part, shooting people is simple and the results will be good. However this is making a couple of assumptions: you have good light levels and no extremes of brightness. What happens when conditions vary from this ideal? Here’s a pro tip if you’re struggling to get an acceptable exposure for a difficult scene. Stand so you’re being lit by the same light source as your subject, then take a meter reading off your palm and increase the exposure by 1 stop.

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