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Arielle

Arielle

Try using props so your subjects have something to interact with. Shot with Tamron SP 28-75mm F/2.8 Di; 1/60th sec.; F/2.8; ISO 1600; 28mm ©Andre Costantini
Keara and Shea

Keara and Shea

Try fast shutter speeds to freeze action. Use a minimum of 1/500 but sometimes even faster to make sure everything is crisp. Shot with Tamron SP 17-50mm F/2.8 Di-II; 1/1600th sec.; F/2.8; ISO 1600; 38mm ©Andre Costantini
Joe and Rees

Joe and Rees

Try using a lens with a stabilizer to help you get sharp images in low light without flash. Shot with Tamron 18-270mm Di-II VC all-in-one zoom with VC on; 1/25th sec.; F/5.0; ISO 6400; 18mm ©Andre Costantini
Jess

Jess

Try getting close to your subject with a wide angle lens for portraits. Shot with Tamron 18-200mm Di-II all-in-one zoom; 1/400th sec.; F/8; ISO 400; 18mm ©Andre Costantini
Ali

Ali

Try using available light to create more dramatic images. Shot with Tamron 28-300mm Di VC with VC on; 1/13th sec.; F/5.0; ISO 400; 39mm ©Andre Costantini
Dog

Dog

Try using selective depth of field with wide apertures can help isolate your subject from the background. Shot with Tamron SP 28-75mm F/2.8 Di-II; 1/1250th sec.; F/2.8; ISO 200; 28mm ©Andre Costantini
Cat

Cat

Try using window light to illuminate your subjects. Shot with Tamron SP 28-75mm F/2.8 Di-II; 1/60th sec.; F/2.8; 28mm; ISO 1600 ©Andre Costantini
Boy

Boy

Try filling the frame with your subject to create impact.   Shot with Tamron 18-250mm Di-II all-in-one zoom; 1/125th sec.; F/8; ISO 200; 102mm ©Andre Costantini
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Portrait How-To

by Tamron

A great portrait should convey something about the person being photographed. It is one thing to have a technically well-exposed image or expert lighting but it is another to capture a unique vision of the portrayed.

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03/14/12

bosley

d.e. bosley, jr.

07/17/11

Luel

Thanks for the tips

06/16/11

Mike Howe

Thanks for sharing these great tips!!!

05/17/11

Carol's work

Very nicely done...thanks for the tips to.

04/29/11

Wayne

A really nice Gallery indeed! I don't normally do portraits, but your work here tweaks my interest! Good tutorials too. Wayne

04/13/11

Maggie Molino

Excellent Image!

04/13/11

Barbara McCahill

Good tips to remember

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