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    Default Starting out on TFCD?

    i just wonder what is the best way to start out for indoor and outdoor portraits. i have zero experience on that, and all i have is spontaneous outdoor portraits during travel, and i can foresee lots of awkwardness when it is a one to one kind of interaction with a model from a total beginner.

    should i better attend lessons and workshops to learn the basics first and not disgraced myself and disappoints even the newbie models for TFCD? any recommendations for that? and if i'm really substandard and can't even take the basics, is that "unprofessional" or "unethical" to offer TFCD? Should i just pay for those paid workshops as a startout with many photographers to a model, and learn from what others are doing? does anyone do a tag along observer for other people's TFCD?

    what are the things to get prepared for TFCD? and what are the things one should look out for during the process?
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    Default Re: Starting out on TFCD?

    my reply on the other thread also answers some of your questions.

    anyway, you can ask people around you to do some impromptu portraits, if you can't direct someone you know, how to direct someone which you don't know?
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    you are doing model photography!



    sorry for ot

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    I have faith in your skill.
    So you can do a TFCD for me.

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    Default Re: Starting out on TFCD?

    I started off with my girl friend, then her friends.

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    Heck,i just asked my female friend who's a model and she instantly agree.
    Soon their friends join...

    talking about saving on the amount on $$ that would be spent

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    my female colleagues also want to be my model, but i have no guts to try out so far.
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    Default Re: Starting out on TFCD?

    yah, me no skills, no gut. unlike travel where one shoot as he wish, fail as he wish, once there is someone expecting at the next corner, it is different. better take a step at one time.

    is there any text that is good in this, with basics on posing, interaction and lighting?

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    Default Re: Starting out on TFCD?

    Quote Originally Posted by night86mare View Post
    you are doing model photography!



    sorry for ot
    just hoping to improve my skills for indoor photography. i've sitting around and stagnating for a long time.

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    Default Re: Starting out on TFCD?

    i started out by attending studio and outdoor portraiture course at a local photography club. Almost every week, we have to get at least a friend (could be my friend or my course mates) to come in and be the model.

    After the course, I approached more ppl to do TFCD by showing those better shots that I took during the course.

    :)

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