SHOOT: At the link below are over 225 tips from 50 photographers. I am anothewr photographer who prefers to shoot in natural [ambient] light. Studio and design photography looks fake, because it is fake. I'm also constantly asking my models to come naked [as in without make-up] and more often than not I try to get them not to smile.
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1. Make sure people aren’t smiling. Otherwise you end up with a snapshot.
4. Then make sure people aren’t smiling again. This is the biggest error in portraits taken by amateurs.
5. For candid shots, just keep persevering. Your luck will come in the end.
Be engaged with your subject, but at the same time be considerate – you are the guest.
Think about combining the composition of the shot with the context of where you’re taking it. The two shouldn’t be separated.
For my kind of work, I try to use natural light wherever possible. It’s more natural!
Ask permission to get in close.