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Choosing a Portrait Lens

Choosing a Portrait Lens

Different focal length lenses allow a photographer to create different compositions and effects. In portrait photography, the key is to balance the focal length of the lens with the distance to the subject. The general rule of thumb in portrait photography is to be 10-15 feet away from your subject. This rule was established after
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Holiday Portrait Tips

Holiday portrait tips

Here are a few holiday portrait tips to guide you through the season.

An Introduction to Photographic Filters

Using Filters in Photography

In black and white photography, filters are used to adjust shades of gray. The human eye can see about 200 different shades of gray. The eye perceives light differently than film or digital sensors. By using filters, photographers control shades of gray in order to reproduce a scene, photographically, the way it’s seen with the eye.

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