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Here is a photo-class remake of an exisiting tutorial from the great =jmonzani about some of the basics and some really helpful tips on portrait photography.

Big thanks to :iconjmonzani: for allowing us to use his tutorial in here! We hope you will like it.

Brief:

Portraiture is a wide and exciting area of photography.

I will not give you a “standard” method for Portrait Photography as there are a lof of different opinions on that. Rather, the goal of this article is to give you some useful information based on how I work and the numerous questions I receive.


Hope you enjoy, and don't forget to give us and the author some feeback ;)
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Given 2004-09-29
Portrait Photography is a wide and exciting area of photography. This article will provide you with some useful information to answer a lot of the questions that you might have concerning this field of photography. Visit *photo-class for more interesting and useful reading on photography. ( Featured by hesitation )
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dr7key Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012
That's great, I've been reading about portraiture for a long time, now I'm strongly convinced I should get a faster lens with an f/ 1.2 !!
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shoggard3 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2011  Professional Photographer
I was going to use tungsten and halogen light bulbs to try and run an indoor photography studio, since my house's rather small. But I've found that natural light, if I could work it, would come out better. It's just learning to hold my camera still long enough to make sure the pictures don't come out blurry that I need to handle... My tripod unfortunately broke after only about half a year of having it. So I'm glad to have read this tutorial and hopefully it will help me get the shots that I'm looking for. =)
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:iconmxgirl199:
mxgirl199 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Yay!!! I've been looking for a good portrait tutorial for a while now and this is really helpful! Thanks for making!
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:iconmartywonder:
MartyWonder Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you!
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:icon21jake21:
21Jake21 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2009
Thank you so much!!
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:iconsalmahassan:
SalmaHassan Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2009
Great One ..
Thanks :)
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:iconirisvampyria:
IrisVampyria Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2009  Student Photographer
Oh God, that helped me alot! :D
Thank you!
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:iconjae0:
Jae0 Featured By Owner May 26, 2008
This was a great tutorial! I recently was given a Minolta x-570 and a bunch of lenses and filters and i\'ve been wanting to do portraits but wasnt sure exactly how to do them.
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:iconlazure:
lazure Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2008
Thank you very much, this tutorial is really helpful for beginners like me! :)
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:icondamnthatkarma:
DamnThatKarma Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Great tutorial...easy to understand (even for a novice like me) and straight to the point
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:iconqbabe:
Qbabe Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2007
thanks so much for this tutorial!
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:iconpaintspills:
paintspills Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2007   Photographer
awesome!
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:iconaquesif:
aquesif Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2007   Photographer
everything seems to be so easy... thank you :)
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:iconepicart:
epicArt Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2007
Beautifully done tutorial! I don't have very much experience with portrait photography, so this was very helpful. Thanks! :+fav:
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jamesilluminare Featured By Owner May 23, 2007  Professional General Artist
This was really helpful, nicely done.
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:iconborndevil:
borndevil Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2007
Hi everyone,
I was able to contact the submitter of this tutorial (jmonzani) and he provided another website were we can find the same tutorial: [link]
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suicidald0ll Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2006
the download is not workiiing
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:icongusarb:
GusArb Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2006  Professional Photographer
not available anymore? :(
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:iconnothadoth:
Nothadoth Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2006
The download link isn't working
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:iconringquelle:
Ringquelle Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2006
I agree with that^^

Perhaps you guys should also put them on a normal website?
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:iconnaz1:
naz1 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2006   Photographer
its still not working... hope it will be fixed soon
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:iconmbb2006:
MBB2006 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2006
Yeah, same here, I can't download the tut, and it looks really good.
I'll save it to faves and check back if its fixed

Thank you.
Mel xxx
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:iconhanamoira:
hanamoira Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2006   Photographer
when I click the download button, the screen comes back and says that the picture can't be found. any ideas?
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:iconvinylsticker:
vinylsticker Featured By Owner May 30, 2006
me too!!!!
:(
you guys didnt take it offline did you? cuse... I was really excited to read it.
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:iconmilligelic:
Milligelic Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2006
I'd like to look at it too. Please? :flirty:
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:iconkanou:
Kanou Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
it says "file not found" when i click download...;(
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:iconmarianus:
marianus Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I can't view the article. dA says, the site doesn't exist.
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:icongonjonjokos:
gonjonjokos Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2006
Excelent tutorial. Brief but with good info. :+faV:
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cultureddirtbag Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2005
Thanks for the tips. That second photo's especially lovely.
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satanic-mistress Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2005   Photographer
Excellent :clap: :D
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:iconnikolaj:
Nikolaj Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
I did, very nice!
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:iconwornoutjeans:
wornoutjeans Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2005   Photographer
Thank you for this tutorial. A classmate actually wants me to take her senior pictures tomorrow, and this tut gave me a bit of advice :) I am definately not even as good as a beginner, but hope to improve, and need the experience. Thanks again for writing this :)
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:iconarggg:
Arggg Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2005
Simple yet remarkable! :thumbsup:
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:iconsm:
sm Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2005
fantastic work.
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:iconantepli:
Antepli Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2005  Professional
an article by
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:iconmorngeboy:
MOrngeboy Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2004
...... oh. Every time I see a REALLY good photograph I think it must be medium format film. Good to know that 35mm will do the trick.

AWSOME tutorials dude. A couple of them (particularly the infrared and fireworks tuturials) have solved questions that I've been asking. Thanks for putting in the time and effort. :)
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scoota269 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2004  Hobbyist Photographer
I had already read :devjsmonzani:'s original tutorial, but the layout for this one is more friendly, and you can never have too much exposure on such an article. =)
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:iconmohok:
mohok Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2004
very nice design:)
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:iconuntrendy:
untrendy Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2004  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This puts my tutorials to shame :(
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:icond-ma:
D-ma Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2004
thank you! :)
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:iconfenrisdesigns:
FenrisDesigns Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2004  Professional Digital Artist
That's pretty neat stuff you got there. The way you say it makes it sound easy. ^_^
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:iconkriegs:
kriegs Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2004  Professional Interface Designer
very helpful and interesting to read. Thanks for sharing!
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:iconseas:
seas Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2004
booooooooring. seas gives advice: photo your friends. bother as little with technique as possible. make whoever you're photoing your friend. or your enemy, but then you gotta have fast reflexes / auto camera. "intellectual passion dries out sensuality" - da vinci
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londonxpress Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2004
It's good to see this back in action - you guys deserve medals for putting these together!
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:iconjulianwichmann:
julianwichmann Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2004
OK, you convinced me, I'll take my fathers analog camera and save the money I would've taken for a powershot.
Thanks! :)
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:iconjsmonzani:
jsmonzani Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2004  Professional Photographer
Ah! That's good :nod:
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:iconhighoninhalers:
highoninhalers Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2004   Photographer
I have Photography 1A and we're on portraiture right now, this helped a lot


thx
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:iconartikboy:
artikboy Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2004
parabéns pelo devwatch In-Apt!! =D
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:iconkebinns:
KEBinns Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2004
that helps

[a lot]

::grabs her camera::
lessgo!
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:iconjsmonzani:
jsmonzani Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2004  Professional Photographer
Great! :highfive:
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