trying to take good portraits...help please

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  1. molsen

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    this thread in the gallery is where i posted some recent pics. is there anyone here with portrait experience who can give me some tips and advice on composition and lighting? I would REALLY appreciate it

    http://www.thephotoforum.com/forum/showthread.php?t=122176

    I don't mean this is a double post, I just realized I might be able to reach more "professionals" in this forum vs. the general gallery. as silly as it sounds, I think people tend to be too nice in the gallery sections....i need some honest critique please
     
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    try solid colour, seamless back drops. bright colours, and make weird noises to get some sort of reaction out of the animals..

    as for lighting, google strobist.
     
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    I take pics at a shelter and it helps having an extra pair of hands, normally waving around my head near the camera with both of us making lots of noise!

    When ever I try take pics of my own cat, he always turns the otherway and does not respond even if I make crazy noises LOl
     
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    lol yea cats know you're trying to get a picture of them and purposely don't cooperate. thanks for the tips
     

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