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    Default Can ANYONE look good in portrait shots?

    hi there... i have a question..

    (not meaning to suan those not that good looking (like me )
    sad but true, some people are better looking than others...

    does the "attractiveness" of a studio shot depend SOLELY on the photographer?

    ie, can ANYONE look good in a portrait shot?

    I've seen a lot of portrait shots, a lot of them seem quite average...
    it seems to be like the MODEL cannot make it...

    but if the photographer is SUPERB, how much better can the person look?
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    For me, the model don't have to be pretty or handsome, but he/she must be photogenic with unique character of their own!

    A wrinkly old man/lady is very attractive to me!
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    There's one step in-between you left out, and that's MAKEUP!

    The "glamour makeover" mini-studios you find everywhere seem to do a good job of making Plain Janes look great.

    That said, it's nice to have good raw material to work with.

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    To make a good shot, you need to be good in all of these:
    - photography (of course)
    - lights
    - make-up
    I am sure there are others but I feel these are the most important.

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    Thread moved to "General, Reviews/Previews, Technical Discussions".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Astin
    To make a good shot, you need to be good in all of these:
    - photography (of course)
    - lights
    - make-up
    I am sure there are others but I feel these are the most important.
    and hair!! rite?

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    i was wondering... some pple look better in real life than in makeovers. makeovers just seem to gloss over some details like deep eyes..

    i dont know how to put it but i think faces look better from a single light source like the sun, as the differences in tone brings out alot in the face. if everywhere is lighted n bright like many shots i've seen, i think it looks abt weird.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jOhO
    and hair!! rite?
    Have to ask Darren about that...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Astin
    To make a good shot, you need to be good in all of these:
    - photography (of course)
    - lights
    - make-up
    I am sure there are others but I feel these are the most important.
    Oh I forgot to mention you also need to be good in Photoshop skill. If you ever see how they use Photoshop to touch up a face shot, you would be amazed and amused, try looking at any women magazine cover photos, do you believe they are real?

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