|Grace Kelly, 1955|
Warmup: Describe the best picture of you? Who took it? When did they take it? What about the picture makes you look good? Answer this in 4 sentences.
How do you capture these things? If you can make your camera invisible it can be quite easy. However, you have probably noticed that cameras are not invisible. In fact, they sometimes broadcast your position and intent. You are there to make a picture. To get the picture you want you need to be aware of your situation and the type of photo you want to make.
When you are in a STUDIO setting it might be easier to build a rapport with a subject. By making your SUBJECT relaxed you can get them to a place where they are comfortable with the camera. Often your camera is on a tripod and that allows you to peek around and talk to your subject. When they are comfortable you can make an exposure when they are at their most relaxed.
When it comes to lighting the best environment is OPEN SHADE. The light will be even and flattering to your subject.
These few tips will help you start the process of learning how to take photographs of other people.