Hannah Brewer, Miss Maryland , Portrait 14

Hannah Brewer, Miss Maryland , Portrait 14b

Photography and Lighting Gear Used To Create this Portrait

Nikon D800 body
Nikon 70-200mm f2.8 VRII lens
Profoto Compact-R 600 mono-light
Profoto 15.5″ Soft White Reflector Beauty Dish

Shot at: 1/125, f10, 200 ISO

Congratulations Hannah!

As reported by the Herald Mail Media, Pageants News, and WTOP,  Hannah Brewer , previously Miss Teen USA 2013, was just crowned Miss Maryland at The Maryland Theatre in historic Downtown Hagerstown, Maryland.  As Hannah’s portrait photographer, it’s awesome to have been able to contribute in some small way to Hannah’s success.

Portrait Photography Tip of the Day

by Mark Lovett

Help the model create a variety of facial expressions

Experiment. We don’t want them smiling at the lens all the time! I try to elicit different expressions from the model as best I can so they feel real. We are looking for a range, from big smiles to a cute pout, and everything in between. Closed lips no teeth, partial smile, eyes closed, looking down, looking up etc. Keep making suggestions to the model, saying encouraging words. Keep the model moving, changing expressions and taking pictures often. When it doesnt look great suggest something else. Pay close attention, and when something works, jump on it. Explore it. Take a quite a few images making slight changes.

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