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The Complete Idiot's Guide® To Photography Essentials by Mark Jenkinson

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Chapter 7
Photographing People
When I interview new students I always ask them what they like to shoot and why they want to be photographers. Invariably one of them says, “I like shooting people.”
This is a big subject! What kinds of photographs of people do you like? Candids? Portraits? Why do you like making photographs of people? Is it because you get to engage and talk to them? Do you photograph the people you know, or is it all about observing strangers?
Pinpointing your reasons and interests is the first, and most crucial step, to making better photographs of the people in your life.

Portraits

My guess is that 90 percent of the photographs that the average amateur shoots are some form of portraiture. Most of the time, our subjects are ...

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