January 2015

Practice with Dummies:  Persuading friends or relatives to pose for you while you practice your portrait techniques, i.e.  lighting, posing, backgrounds, etc. can be frustrating.  The Dollar Store has a solution, for $2.00 "Little Miss Mufffett" (roughly life-size) is available 24/7, never complains, holds still and waits patiently while you review test shots.  Now when you read a portrait article or see a favorite portrait, you can spend the time to recreate and learn that shot at your leisure.  Obviously any other mannequin would provide similar results.