Celebrity Shooter David Bergman: You Can Improve Portraits by First Photographing Your Hand (VIDEO)

David Bergman is an acclaimed celebrity/sports shooter known for his striking images of famous personalities as well as the 15 Sports Illustrated covers he has to his credit. In the quick video below, Bergman shows you how to take perfect portraits by first photographing your hand to check camera settings.

Whether you’re shooting with ambient light, portable flash, or studio light, the helpful video below from Adorama TV proves the old adage that “simple is often better.” So the next time you have some portraits to make, be sure to take advantage of Bergman’s advice, and you’ll end up with great results.


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