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    Portrait techniques.

    This section seemed as good as any to post hints/tips (links) to what I think is a handy addition to any photographers knowledge "TECHNIQUE"
    (....AND NO!! I'M NOT SUGGESTING ANYTHING! )

    I certainly don't consider myself knowledgeable enough to make any 'informed' CC, or to hand out any lessons on techniques. I'll post links to people I think that may!
    Knowing what is "classical" technique is always handy, and hey! may even produce the odd great photo every now and then
    using these tips regularly may hopefully become second nature, and help in producing better shots!

    here's my first link to portrait techniques...if you're interested.
    (beats paying huge $ for a course to learn some basics!)

    Monte Zucker, portrait tips

    I'll add more, as I find them!
    Nikon D800E, D300, D70s
    {Nikon} -> 50/1.2 : 500/8(CPU'd) : 105/2.8VR Micro : 180/2.8ais : 105mm f/1.8ais : 24mm/2ais
    {Sigma}; ->10-20/4-5.6 : 50/1.4 : 12-24/4.5-5.6II : 150-600mm|S
    {Tamron}; -> 17-50/2.8 : 28-75/2.8 : 70-200/2.8 : 300/2.8 SP MF : 24-70/2.8VC


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    Thanks for this Arthur.
    I love portraiture, but I suck at it so any tips are welcome!!

    (And needed!)
    **Canon EOS 40D *** **Canon 50mm f/1.4 USM**Canon 70-200mm f/2.8 L***Canon 580EX Speedlight**

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gypsy
    .....but I suck at it so any tips are welcome!!

    (And needed!)
    You and me both!!

    I'd like to be able to take better portraits too....I usually just snap away....trigger happy kind of snapping!

    Hey, it's digital after all!! ......delete, delete, delete.....Oh! one good shot!

    I'm going to 'force myself" to try some portrait techniques, just to have that ability as second nature!

    (I think I'm wearing out the delete button on the D70s )

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    Here is one hint that I can give you Gypsy....

    Have Craigus get you a 50mm f/1.8 lens for that camera.

    The reason for that is an excellent available light lens, it is much sharper than the kit lens you currently have, and also it provides and excellent DOF especially for outside portraiture.
    Nikon D80•MB-D80•Nikkor AF-S 70-300 f/4.5-5.6 IF-ED VR•Nikkor 28-200 f/3.5-5.6G IF-ED•Nikkor 18-55 f/3.5-5.6G AF•Nikkor 55-200 f/4-5.6G AF•Nikkor 50 f1.8•Speedlite SB800
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ronbo
    Here is one hint that I can give you Gypsy....

    Have Craigus get you a 50mm f/1.8 lens for that camera.

    The reason for that is an excellent available light lens, it is much sharper than the kit lens you currently have, and also it provides and excellent DOF especially for outside portraiture.

    Definately a +1 to that.

    It is also the cheapest lens that canon make! It really gives you a great taste to the capabilities of prime lenses.
    -My Gear:
    Nikon D600 -/- Nikon 24-70 f/2.8 -/- Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8 VR -/- Nikon SB800 -/- and a bunch of accessories

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    Shhhhh, you guys.. I NEED my Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 first!

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    Hey Craig??
    Darling sweetheart muscly man of my dreams??

    Can I have a 50mm f/1.8 lens?? Pweeeeze??

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    Done!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Craigus
    Done!

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    I reckon the 70-200/2.8 would make a better portrait lens!



    (hey Craig, you can thank me later )

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    Quote Originally Posted by arthurking83
    I reckon the 70-200/2.8 would make a better portrait lens!



    (hey Craig, you can thank me later )
    Gypsy's not THAT silly!

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    Excellent tips!

    Thank you

    Michael.

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    I agree that the 70-200 will be a better lens as zoom will help isolote the subject more from the background.


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