If you’re at all like me, you love making pictures of people. To me, they’re the best subjects to photograph. To be able to capture something more than a snapshot is another question altogether. There is much more to a portrait than pointing the camera at someone and clicking a button.
In his most recent eBook, Forget Mugshots, David Duchemin takes us through ten important steps to get better portraits. These are:
2. Wait for the Moment
3. Use the “Right” Lens
4. Use more than One Frame
5. Understand the Smile
6. Watch the Eyes
7. Play with the Light
8. Control your Background
9. Get Level
10. Pose Carefully
He goes into some detail over each, with examples and a practical exercise.
Don’t expect a technical book, filled with shutter speeds and f-stop talk. This goes beyond technical aspects. It deals more about how you relate to your subjects, in hope of getting a more compelling portrait. It sure helped me.
What’s best, this 35 page eBook costs merely $5 (yes, five dollars). And if you order it in the next five days using the discount code MUGSHOTS4, you get it for only $4.