100 Portrait Ideas

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007 CATCH THEM IN CONCENTRATION

A good tip in photographing children: Let them do something. A good warning: Don't disturb them by calling out their name. Instead, find an angle and catch them in concentration. Canon EOS 5D, 100mm f/2.8 lens, 1/1250 sec at f/6.3, ISO 400

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006 ANTICIPATE A SPLASH

Capture a splash before it happens. It's more dramatic that way. Do so by shooting a half-second (perhaps even a little more) before the splash appears in your viewfinder. Canon EOS 5D, 100mm f/2.8 lens, 1/1250 sec at f/6.3, ISO 400

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005 BE SUBTLE

A subtle picture sometimes emote better than the most vivid one. Convert a photo in black-and-white then dial the conversion down by 10 percent—and you'll see what I mean. Canon EOS 5D, 100mm f/2.8 lens, 1/320 sec at f/2.8, ISO 400

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004 SWEAT THE SMALL STUFF

Small stuff—like writing one's name, brushing teeth or tying shoes—mean big to your little one. Capture them, together with the feelings of pride and happiness that come along. Canon EOS 5D, 100mm f/2.8 lens, 1/800 sec at f/2.8, ISO 200

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003 CAPTURE A PRIMARY COLOR

You can't go wrong with a primary color—red, blue or yellow. Try it. Capture a primary color by itself or in combination with another. Almost anything with it will look good. Canon EOS 5D, 100mm f/2.8 lens, 1/500 sec at f/6.3, ISO 400

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002 CAPTURE ANTICIPATION

The best part of getting a good thing is the moment before getting it. Capture it. It may take several tries. Be patient. Keep shooting. You'll get it eventually. Canon EOS 5D, 100mm f/2.8 lens, 1/125 sec at f/4.5, ISO 400

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001 CAPTURE IMAGINATION

Theirs, not yours. Let them use golf clubs as guns, baseball bats as grass cutters and tennis racquets as guitars. Then capture it. It's their memories, too—not only yours. Canon EOS 5D, 100mm f/2.8 lens, 1/1000 sec at f/2.8, ISO 400

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