Photographs of human beings are, by and large, more interesting than a picture of even the most beautiful landscape. However, it so happens that human beings become more conscious in front of the camera. This is due to the phenomenon called camera phobia'! The camera is feared by all and sundry, rightly or wrongly.
[...] For good portraiture, focus is always on the eyes as the beholder of a picture looks straight into the eyes. Ears and head may be slightly out of focus but out-of-focus eyes cannot be tolerated. For taking portraits indoors, window light is ideal and with a small reflector as fill-in, great shots are possible. Here a plus point is the atmosphere of the house which allows the subject to relax and be in familiar settings. Fast films and an assortment of portable lights make the job easier. [...]
[...] This lighting tends to narrow a broad face. Candid photographs Candid photographs are those that are taken mostly and are preferred by the subjects without the subject being made conscious of being photographed. The photographer has to be more alert and take more pictures than what he would do in a formal session. This ensures a good choice to be made later on. A 35 mm camera with medium tele lens is ideal for candid photography, especially for taking pictures outdoors. [...]
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