Time to be with your loved ones

Time to be with loved ones

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Take a lot of shots with a great variety of compositions (emphasis the person in some, the landscape in others, and so on) and gradually discover your own voice.


Generally the subject is the focus, but it really depends on your creative vision as to how you balance the background and the subject in frame. How blurry the background should be, how wide the frame should be beyond the subjects and where in the frame the subjects should be are all artistic choices that don't have a "right" answer. Close up shots focus ...


For an individual portrait, you want a short telephoto lens. This allows you to stand 10-20 feet away from your subject, which is considered flattering because it minimizes the distortion that results from getting too close, while taking a half-length portrait. Short telephoto generally means around 70-135 mm on full-frame, so your 50mm f/1.8 on a cropped ...

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