Outdoor portrait reminder #2

Just another reminder that our next Record Readers Photo Challenge is: Outdoor Portraits and we’ll be accepting submissions until May 11. The weather is forecast to be nice this weekend, so there’s not reason to go out and take some pictures.

They can be posed or candid photos of people (no pets or animals, or self portraits – we’ll save those for another challenge), just remember the tips from my April 4 column on photographing people outside.

While good light is a main ingredient for a good portrait, don’t forget the other basics for a good photo: Get in close and watch your backgrounds. The key is to get them all working together.

1. Entries can be emailed to me at coto@recordnet.com. Type in “Outdoor Portrait” in the subject line.
2. Include your name (first and last), hometown, and the kind of camera you used.
3. Include the name (first and last) of your subject, their relationship to you (relative, friend or stranger off the street), their ages (if they are juveniles) and where the photo was taken.
4. Any interesting anecdotes or stories on how you took or came to take the picture.
5. The deadline for submission is Saturday, May 11. The top examples will be published on Monday, May 20 with an online gallery of all the photos on the same day (Photos have to be shot between April 29 and May 11).
We’ll see you then. Have fun and good shooting!

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