Category Archives: Portrait

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Clarity

Does it have clarity? Right away when I wrote this I thought “is it in focus” and I guess photographically that is the obvious way to thinking of clarity. Is that important? Absolutely. I have […]

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Friends make great subjects

Friends make great subjects — especially when they’re “furry.” About 15 years ago I approached the Cambridge and District Humane Society with the idea of doing a fund raiser. If people would donate to the […]

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You are photogenic

Cookie – cutter photography is good for photographing cookies, not people. You are photogenic. Cookie cutter photography says most people will look good with a short-side loop light set up. To do that you put […]

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The Portrait

If telling the story of you, who would you be telling and what would that story be? I’m John Mitchell and putting that story into a picture or series of pictures is what I do. […]

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Engaging portraits – Sample 5

 In a previous blog “Engaging Portraits” I talked about unique lighting for each portrait. In the beginning, near everyone starts out with the same body parts, but that’s where the similarity ends. We are not […]

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Engaging Portraits – Sample Four

 In a previous blog “Engaging Portraits” I talked about unique lighting for each portrait. In the beginning, near everyone starts out with the same body parts, but that’s where the similarity ends. We are not […]

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Engaging Portraits – Sample Three

 In a previous blog “Engaging Portraits” I talked about unique lighting for each portrait. In the beginning, near everyone starts out with the same body parts, but that’s where the similarity ends. We are not […]

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Engaging Portraits – Sample Two

 In a previous blog “Engaging Portraits” I talked about unique lighting for each portrait. In the beginning, near everyone starts out with the same body parts, but that’s where the similarity ends. We are not […]

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Engaging portraits – Sample One

 In a previous blog “Engaging Portraits” I talked about unique lighting for each portrait. In the beginning, near everyone starts out with the same body parts, but that’s where the similarity ends. We are not […]

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Engaging portraits

Are the tools of the trade being engaged? When you talk to somebody about portraits they mention the camera used, the focal length of the lens, and the aperture. Seldom, if ever do they mention […]

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