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Anything that is light neutral-ish color will do - "very white" is not required. For white background you are going to over expose the background, the color of the wall will not be visible under all that light, a dark wall will require more light but anything that isn't actually dark and that doesn't have a very strong color will do just fine (obviously all ...


There are a few places that you can do that. My preferred, but not specifically for that is flickr.com You can search for all type of photography, and all of the photos have meta data information. When I started I used that a lot. Another thing that you can do is also go to a specific photographers website. Someone that you like and look at their meta ...


On the last photkina I listened to a pro photographer who told about the role of smartphone cameras in a professional environment. He had a job the other day for a local non commercial soccer club with limited budget to photograph each individual player for their website and other usages. In order to keep the cost low he found a way of getting rid of the ...


In addition to what others have said, my only note is that bright direct sunlight will create very sharp contrasts and is likely to create some overexposed areas. Either avoid direct sunlight in the composition, or carry a big sheet of cheesecloth or other similar material that can be used as a screen to diffuse the light.


The following goal is assumed: You are not for artwork but for reliable, repeating results on which the employees are easily recognised and don't look too bad. Any modern SLR does this and practically any lens does. Even any compact camera would do. I'd go for a canon 1200D or similar and a 50mm 1.8 lens (or the 40mm pancake). Go for a fixed focus ...


A Nikon D5100 with the kit 18-105 lens should be sufficient, just use it at the 105 end. Use a simple flash and a flash umbrella for diffuse lighting. If you have a more money, have two light sources. Use a tripod for the camera, use a remote control to avoid accidental moving of the camera. Make or buy a simple backdrop. Make a mark for flash, tripod and ...


If as you say the background has been setup before the shoot then best practice would be to shoot in manual mode and take a few test exposures to confirm your settings. Using the camera histogram is far more accurate than any of the metering modes.


The color of the background doesn't matter so much as the brightness of the subject. A white background won't interfere unless it is lit brighter than the subject. If the white background is intensely lit however, then either spot or center weighted would work. If you have a good spot you know you want to base your exposure on, then spot would be fine. ...


How about this long, lost blog article? It shows a variety of focal lengths :)


Besides post-processing, a soft focus or diffusion filter will soften detail. With proper lighting it may also add a halo effect to the subject. http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/457719-REG/Tiffen_W52DDFX2_52mm_Digital_Diffusion_F_X.html


Usually, people are aware that they have it, but don't want it to be so pronounced. If you can use Gimp, there is a plugin called Wavelet decompose. In this site there is some information on how to use it to retouch pictures. I like that technique because you don't need to complete remove what doesn't please you, but you can minimize it so the picture ...


Some people call it Boudoir Photography.


The differences are - roughly in this order: Light Posing and mimic Lens (as for the brilliance) The model Editing/Finishing Fashion Background This list is probably not complete. :-) So there is a whole bunch of skills plus some equipment, that an excellent photographer needs to master.


Others have already pointed out lighting and some things to do in post processing. Those are important and the primary issue here, but I want to point out something else, which is framing. Think of the whole frame, and how your subject relates to the whole frame. And always remember that you can rotate the camera. Every picture, ask yourself whether what ...


It is both the lighting and the lens. The picture you are taking is has a background brighter than the subject and that will always make the subject look subdued. You can compensate for this either by altering the position of the subject so that the lighting is better or using a powerful enough Speedlight to act as a fill. Additionally, the first photo is ...


Right off the bat I can see that there's a difference in the direction of light. Your model is in shadow while the man is being lit from the side. You have soft lighting which is usually preferred for women and the old man has a harsher light which can emphasize the oldness of his age (typically not desirable for women). The old man is probably ...


Mainly things are different, here's a few big ones: Lighting is a big one. Your picture has even, flat lighting. The other picture has strong directional lighting which adds texture to the face. You probably would not want to shoot your girlfriend with that kind of lighting. Sharpness - both in lens and probably post processing. The other picture is ...

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