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  1. tirediron

    tirediron Watch the Birdy! Staff Member Supporting Member

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    No. There will still be the same number of pixels with the same (approximately) amount of colour information. The files would be of a similar size.


     
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    Whatever your camera's capability, zoom as much as it will go, then back away from your subject to get a nice frame. The longer focal length will distort your subject less than a short focal length.

    Also, the light. Professional photographers know how to put the light just where it is needed. Your compact camera probably does not have the capability to fire a remote flash to aid in defining the features of your subject, but that is what pros do.

    By blurring out the background (or foreground) they minimize the intrusion of extra and non-relevant objects/backgrounds which then emphasizes the importance of the subject. This is called "separation" and can be done through the use of focus, light, posing, or location, for instance. The professional photographer will highlight his subject as the most important part of the composition, especially if the subject is paying for a portrait.
     

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