Horizons Horizons should always be placed one-third away from the bottom or top of the photo
Camera Angle Choose a unique viewpoint most people might not ever see Change angle to eliminate distracting things in the background
Camera Angle Hints To make someone look more impressive, shoot from lower than their shoulders up To make someone look less impressive, shoot from above Always get down to the same level as children
Your subject is not a bulls-eye Try several different viewpoints- do not always center your subject in the middle
Taking a Portrait Good portraits reveal at least one element of a person’s attitude, personality or mannerisms You want to “really capture” the subject
How to take a good portrait 1. Decide what is unique about the person 2. Make them feel comfortable: smile at them, have some small talk 3. Emphasize them, not their surroundings 4. Shoot the head and shoulders, with the eyes as the center of interest
Size and Scale Objects that are big seem more important, while small objects seem less important.