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Thread: How to take Protrait??

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    Default Re: How to take Protrait??

    metering methods are just measurement methods of lighting exposure, the level of light.

    to take a portraits, or whatever things, must understand the light, the quality of light.

    Two are different things.
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    Default Re: How to take Protrait??

    actually i preferred spot metering if lighting is very tricky (with help of EV compensation)

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    Default Re: How to take Protrait??

    Quote Originally Posted by student
    There are many ways to take portraits because people see differently and have different equipments. (equipments do make a difference)

    You had mentioned two "wishes" - or problems

    1 The first you said was "flat". I do not know what you mean when you say "flat". Do you mean an even light say on the face of the person? This is by no means bad, because they can be flattering to under-emphasise blemishes. In fact, some fashion photographers like "flat" lighting.

    2 The other issue is to get a blur background. ExplorerZ had gave some ideas. But one simple idea without having to have a long lens with wide aperture is to use a plain background such as an unadorned wall at home or anywhere else.

    Student-my pic is flat, as it you do not see a "3D" effect of the protrait, I do agree lighting plays an important part to create depth, which make it more interesting to look at. Like on B&W pic, there's always shadow to create depth/highlights on the subject..

    Thanks for your pointers.

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