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How to Overcome a Bad Location and Shoot Great Portraits


On this video photographer Mark Wallace from AdoramaTV shares 4 quick tips for shooting a great portrait on those times when your location simply isn’t the best (and lets face it – this happened to all of us at some point).

The four main points that Wallace demonstrates are quite straightforward –  if its a cloudy day – that is exactly the time to go out and shoot, if the background is to distracting make a tighter shot (or use a telephoto lens), use an open aperture to blur those nasty backgrounds and finally – if you have the option – use a large source of light with a softbox as a fill (although this final one is not always possible or practical – depending on where you shoot and what equipment you have and can carry with you).

You can watch many more photography tips on the LensVid technique section.

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