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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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Cambridge Celebration of the Arts

Saturday June 16th I took a walk up Dickson Street in Galt Cambridge. The road was closed to traffic. Instead of cars there were vendors. It was the Cambridge Celebration of the Arts.

Dickson Street closed for the Cambridge Celebration of the Arts.

It

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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 Four

 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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Great_People & Important_People

A week with David Ziser

I have been a professional photographer since 1971. I have done this full time since 1985. But, I can’t remember a time when photography was not an important part of my life.

I believe I have always considered the subjects of my portraits to be great

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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 – Sample One

 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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