tiff b. portraits by daina

Basics

The basics of this project was to take portraits of our partner to display our best photos. We were given the alternative of taking any kind of portrait using any kind posing. Here are some of my best portraits of my beautiful model, tiffany burkey.

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This photo was captured in q-hut. My main goal of this photo was to focus on the model's eyes. I had her sit on a low step so I could have her looking up at me. I decided to take this photo in q-hut because I wanted to have consistent lighting but also have some kind of glare in the model's eyes to attract our attention to her eyes. I used the sky behind me as the glare in her eyes.

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This photo was captured by the entry path towards q-hut. Like the first photo, my main goal was to focus our attention to the model's eyes. I used the sky behind me as a glare in her eyes again but I added the green plants in the background to emphasize the green color in her eyes.

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This photo was captured by the umbrellas next to the office. I noticed the beautifully colored leaves and thought it would be a quality background for a portrait photo. Using a 50 mm lens, I blurred the background so the leaves would not be too distracting AND CAPTURED THIS CANDID WHILE MY MODEL WAS LOOKING THROUGH HER PHOTOS ON THE CAMERA. also, I WAS LOOKING FOR A POP OF COLOR ON THIS DULL CAMPUS AND THE AUTUMN THEMED COLORS WERE PERFECT.

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This photo was taken at the food courts near the boys locker room. I also wanted to find a pop of color for the background so i decided to roam around campus and found brightly colored green plants against the wall. I had my model remove her red jacket so the color of her jacket would not distract from the background. The white color on her shirt nicely compliments the color tones in the photo.

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This photo was taken on a bench in q-court. I was casually having a conversation with my model and decided to take a couple candids of my model. The wind gave a very nice effect to her hair and the shallow depth of field makes the subject of the photo in crisp focus.

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This is my favorite photo of my beautiful model. This photo was captured in q-hut. I had my model sit on a lower step so the sky would leave a MESMERIZING glare in her eyes. The shallow depth of field focuses our ATTENTION TO THE FLAWLESS FEATURES OF THE SUBJECT.

Things I've Learned

THIS PROJECT HAS TAUGHT ME MULTIPLE THINGS TO MAKE MY PORTRAIT PHOTOS STRONGER. FIRST, HAVING A BOND WITH YOUR MODEL CAN BRING OUT THE BEST PHOTOS. SECOND, KNOWING YOUR MODEL HELPS WITH TAKING PHOTOS EMPHASIZING A SINGLE FEATURE. LASTLY, THERE ARE NO LIMITS WHEN IT COMES TO CREATIVITY.

Tips

1)Get to know your model 2) Think Creatively 3) BE FRIENDLY AND KIND 4) DON'T BE AFRAID TO EXPERIMENT 5) HAVE FUN

Thank you.

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