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How To Take a Woman's Portrait

Watch more Photography Tips & Techniques videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Learn how to take a great women's portrait with the photography tips in this Howcast video. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Find her good side While introducing yourself to your subject, take a good look at her facial characteristics from all sides -- identify her "good side." Step 2: Flatter her Flatter her. Anything works -- even ridiculous compliments. The goal is to keep her relaxed and bring out sincere smiles. Step 3: Decide which features to minimize Quickly decide on what features you want to minimize or enhance. Step 4: Promise the subject that it will go fast Inform your subject that you only want to do a few distinct setups and you won't take up much of her time. Step 5: Select backdrop Select your backdrop. Tip To isolate the subject from the background, use a long telephoto lens at the widest aperture possible, and stand a minimum of 10 to 15 feet in front of the subject making sure she fills the frame. Step 6: Flatter her more Flatter her some more. Ask her about something, and agree enthusiastically with her reply. Step 7: Give a quick explanation Pick your camera up and explain to your subject how you intend to work. Step 8: Set up camera Select the appropriate film, aperture and shutter speed for your lighting conditions. Step 9: Compose and meter your shot Compose and meter your shot. Keep up a friendly, flattering banter to relax her. Step 10: Shoot quickly Shoot as fast as humanly possible, from a variety of distances and angles. Start at a greater distance from your subject, letting her, "warm up to the camera," then gradually work your way in closer. Step 11: Flatter her even more Make sure you add on a few more compliments. If you can get a normal woman to feel like a supermodel, just imagine how easy it'll be when you get a subject who's actually gorgeous. Did You Know? Women spend almost twice as much on average annually as men do on clothing, beauty and grooming products, and accessories.
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