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Old Apr 2, 2007, 9:55 AM   #1
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Hello all!

I'm currently a hobbyist... and will most likely always be one! hehe

But I'm thinking about trying my hand at beginning portraiture photography.

That being said, I'm looking for any advice on the following:

1. Gear (lens, lighting, tripod, etc.)

2. Resources (books, websites, tutorials, etc.) - Keeping in mind the more basic "for Dummies" resources, the better!

3. Other info (where to shoot these, posing, etc.)

Any and all information would be appreciated! Thanks much!

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Old Apr 2, 2007, 5:04 PM   #2
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One piece of equipment you would do well to have is a life sized manikin, or at least the head from one. Practice is always the key, and with a manikin you can practice without wearing out your friends and family.

The next step in practicing is with real people. Can you get them to smile in a natural way while turning to get the light to fall just right?
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Old Apr 2, 2007, 7:21 PM   #3
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"Digital Photography for Dummies" has a chapter on portraits, including lighting. Look for the familiar yellow jacket!
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Old Apr 2, 2007, 7:33 PM   #4
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Thank you, Bill and Bob, for responding!
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Old Apr 2, 2007, 8:06 PM   #5
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Read everything in these links, grasp it & you'll be ahead of most Pros...

http://www.stevesforums.com/forums/v...mp;forum_id=54
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Old Apr 2, 2007, 9:02 PM   #6
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Kalypso wrote:
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Read everything in these links, grasp it & you'll be ahead of most Pros...

http://www.stevesforums.com/forums/v...mp;forum_id=54
Wow, Kalypso! That's a lot of information... most of it VERY useful!

Thanks very much for giving me the link.
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