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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 humane society I would give them a mini session and a portrait print as a thank you for their donation. That

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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 one light behind the camera with a big umbrella and one light camera left raise it 6 feet off the ground and put another

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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. Before I can do that I need to know you and your audience. The portrait

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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

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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

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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

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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 the light. Without the light the camera and lens do nothing.

There is more than one kind of light.

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Introducing “The Entrepreneur”

You’re an entrepreneur.

You are not salesperson, although you make sales happen. You are not an administrator, yet you have your finger on the pulse of the whole organization. You’re creative and you make things happen. You solve problems for others and make their lives

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Will old be new again?

Will everything old be one day new again? I have my doubts.

An article on the 2018 trends in photography I found on the Adorama Learning Center suggests 2018 will see the return of Kodachrome film. Click here for a link to the article.

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Who is your portrait really meant for?

Who is your portrait ultimately for?

Heather called for an update.

I photographed Heather about 8 years ago when she needed an image for her business on line presence (Assante Wealth Management)

We set a time. I checked her office to make sure of lighting and available space. The day of

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