Wednesday, December 16, 2009

How to Shoot a Jane Bown Portrait

Guardian Photographer, Eammonn McCabe gives a lesson on shooting the perfect portrait, Jane Bown style (in honor of Bown's November exhibition at Kings Place).

Click here to watch the video, describing how to make sure you:

  • Get the background right
  • Make sure you have good light in the eyes
  • Think about hands, do you need them?
  • Create a relaxed atmosphere
  • Try uprights as well as landscapes
  • Try different lenses
  • Think about black and white
  • Watch the light
  • AND FINALLY... never admit you don't know what you're doing!

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