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How do I take better photos of people ?

Maryse's secret on photographing people !

When I started photography, I HATED taking photos of people, but now I love it. There's so much to be learned from photographing live subjects : basic rules in photography (rule of thirds) and getting immediate feedback; their opinion on the photos, what they like and what they don't like would also be a tremendous help for all photographers at every level. Some/most persons that you will be photographing are most likely not professional models, but if that's the case (that you do shoot pro models), thanks for reading the blog anyway ! :D



Communicate with your subject : This is really important if you're meeting the person for the first or second time. Speaking with them will help "break the ice". Could you imagine (literally turn the tables : you are the model) how awkward the shoot will be if the photographer does not communicate with the model ? Or says very little ? The model will be uncomfortable and unrelaxed, and this will show in the photos. We do not want that.
Also, this will ensure maximum satisfaction for both parties in the end, as the model should have said what they like and do not like.


I often find myself and my client/friend happier with the photos taken AFTER reviewing the first few. This has definitely helped with my photography.


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Thank you very much for reading !



Model : Derrelle Du Bois Taken with : Canon 60D and EF 100mm f/2.

Model : Derrelle Du Bois
Taken with : Canon 60D and EF 100mm f/2.


Hey there !

I have been away from blogging for about 2 months. Reasons being :

  1. I had a photography special going on for a little over one month.
  2. I just entered a new school, so preparing and settling took a bit of my time, as well.

But like the title of this says, I'm back in the groove and I apologize to those who have been awaiting my next blog because it took so long.

But let's get into things !


What's New ?

  1. I have updated this site : added new photos and updated the blog.
  2. I have a separate Instagram page running for my photography. @marysesmariusphotos
  3. I have been working on improving my portraits.


What's Next ?

  1. More portraiture.
  2. More blogging.


Quick Tip For The Weekend

For Photographers :

Share your work with your friends and get some honest critique.

For Non-Photographers :

Enjoy your weekend and photograph the experiences because Monday will be here soon.


If you read till the end, comment #BackInTheGroove

Till next time and thanks for reading,