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    Portrait tips request

    Brushing up on whatever portait info I can find on the web, but it won't hurt to ask here.
    Tomorrow I am shooting a group of prom students. It will be daylight, outdoors. My eq is the digital rebel xt, the efs 17-55mm, I have in my hands a circular polarizer as my only filter option. Will have to locate my tripod.
    Any tips on shooting portraits? Tech specs and artistic ideas.
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    More than anything - make sure the eyes are in focus. Use the long end of your lens as well. Wide is not flattering for portraiture.

    If you are shooting outdoors - use a fill flash and/or maybe even a reflector if you have one or can get one.. This will soften any harsh shadows on their faces and give their eyes a nice little catch light.
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    I have some advice

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    don't shoot in the middle of the day, unless its over cast. use the 55mm. use something above F 8 so it comes out sharper. Group Portraits work well with good symmetry. odd groups look best with taller people in the middle and shorter on the side. Layering the people looks nice. they don't have to be standing in a huge group have some close to you and some farther away.



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    Sorry I can't give any advice, I'm still trying to figure out how to use my Nikon Coolpics :

    That's an awesome picture though, is there a higher res version anywhere?
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