October 6, 2008

Portrait Trick

We liked the way a picture of Frank leaning on top of my car came out so we tried the technique again, trading places. This is a variation of a portrait photographer's trick: having the subject lean on a mirrored horizontal surface, to reflect light back into the face and at the same time add visual interest with the reflection.

Years ago I worked for Sears Portrait Studio and Lee's Photography and I haven't forgotten everything I learned yet. I don't mean to imply that the two studios are similar though - at Sears we made nice family photos but Suna Lee is an artist.

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