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Turning a frown upside down

Getting a good a portrait can be a daunting task. There are a number of things that one has to consider. Composition is one. Lighting is another. Then one has to often figure out the proper settings on the camera for a correct exposure. It’s no wonder that many people may forget one last thing: [...]

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Smiling faces

Only one day left until the deadline for the latest Readers Photo Challenge assignment: Smiles. Get your photos in before time’s up. _______________________________________ The Rules: 1. Entries can be emailed to coto@recordnet.com. Type in “Smiles” in the subject line. 2. Photos have to be shot between May 12 and May 25. They can be posed [...]

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Put a smile on someone’s face

Getting a subject to give an authentic smile for a photograph can be easier said than done. It mostly involves establishing a rapport with them and making them feel comfortable in front of the camera, again, easier said than done. Here’s a short video featuring North Carolina-based photographer Tamara Lackey who’s a Nikon ambassador. In [...]

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Smiles, everyone

When my son was in kindergarten I volunteered in the classroom. The teacher found out I was a photographer and she put me to work taking headshots of her 20 students. With most of the kids it was pretty easy to get them to smile but there was this one boy who was a challenge. [...]

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"Smiles, everyone…smiles!" Mr. Roarke- Fantasy Island

“When you’re smilin’….keep on smilin’ The whole world smiles with you And when you’re laughin’….keep on laughin’ The sun comes shinin’ through”- When You’re Smiling – Louis Armstrong Recently, I shot several mugs for The Record’s all-area baseball and softball teams. One-by-one the athletes filed into the studio. Usually, the girls smile and pose cheerfully [...]

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