I love working in front of the camera. It’s a great way to see the world through your eyes. It’s also a great way to make money. It’s also a great way to have fun. But when you’re just starting out, you don’t have the right equipment to shoot at a professional level so you have to get creative.
I have to admit that the first time I tried to get a portrait at a professional level was a disaster. As it turns out, the right equipment to use is expensive and only really available in the big cities. So instead I tried to be creative. I took a picture of a person’s face and then decided to color it in. Now that was a disaster. The coloration was inconsistent, the picture was too dark, and I ended up having to adjust the lighting in the final photo.
I can’t fault the picture, but the end results aren’t great.
I’m sorry, but when I try to do professional portrait photography, I inevitably get bad results. I dont blame you, because your results suck too. The problem is that the right equipment is expensive and only really available in the big cities. We all know that it’s hard to find good quality portraits in small towns.
Well, you dont blame me. I blame you because I took your advice and bought a DSLR camera. However, I have no problem with your advice, and I have no problem with you taking my advice and buying a full frame camera. I am not saying that you shouldnt do it, but if you want to do it, you need to be willing to spend more money.
Of course you dont have to do it, just that you dont have to go to the big big city to get the professional quality portrait photography that you will probably use in your business. The fact is that most portrait photography in small towns is done on a very tiny camera, and that is why the quality is poor.
You might want to think of it as taking the photo of yourself on your cell phone, but to do it right you need to have a full frame camera. Yes, you can do it, but the quality you will get with a full frame camera, for example, will be better than with a point & shoot. I dont mean to knock point & shoots, but I do know that they are not always the best option.
I know this because I’ve seen these pictures over and over again and I always wondered how they got that way.
If you were to take a picture with your cell phone you would have to take a picture from a close-up angle, or else the quality of the picture might not be as good as a point shot. But if you took a picture from a distant distance, say, at an art exhibit, you’d get better quality. A point amp shot might be great if you were standing next to a person or a person you know and wanted to get a close-up.
The good news is that it’s possible to take very decent shots of people with cell phones. You can get a good shot off a phone even if it is from a distance of about 30 feet. But the camera on your phone is not powerful enough to take a good shot of someone who is 10 feet tall.