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To make successful photo portraits, you need to think not only about the camera settings: you need to control that the lighting is installed correctly, there is a suitable background, as well as a wardrobe and other details for shooting. But most of the attention you need to pay to the people you photograph.
Combining all this is not easy, especially if you have little or no experience.
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You have chosen the pose of the model, set the lighting and found the desired shooting angle. Everything seems to be fine. Your model is motionless, looking into the lens with a lively and bright look. You focus, take a picture and … Somehow the end result is not quite what you planned to get. What could have gone wrong? It’s all about the look – the model’s eyes in the photo look a little boring, not like in reality. Sounds familiar? What is missing? No, only the glare in the eyes disappeared.
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No matter what equipment and props you have, use the creative tips of professional photographer Dina Belenko, who talks about fantastic ways to get the perfect coffee photo.
Pay attention to how the vortices and curls of coffee and milk merge into a cup, and a pinch of cinnamon on a weightless foam for cappuccino excites the sense of smell. Or how strong coffee absorbs light, remaining almost completely opaque. Take a series of close-ups with a macro lens. In this case, there is not much room for complex narration, but you can catch the beauty of the details.
Show the ingredients
You can also focus on the differences in the preparation of, say, flat white and cappuccino. Compare two ways of drinking coffee: with or without milk, hot or with ice, with or without milk froth. Keep the scene as minimal as possible by adding only objects that clearly tell your coffee story.
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