Text and Image Photography

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Panamanian Gold

It’s amazing how traditional Mexico can be. This woman is from Chiapas in Southern Mexico. She wears traditional garb.

Mexico certainly has style, but some people consider it overdone. Take the butterfly earrings in this photo. Most American woman wouldn’t wear something like this. Big hoops, maybe, but not gaudy butterflies.

If you click on the photo to see it enlarged, you’ll find that not all of it is sharp. The butterfly earrings are a bit soft. This isn’t a bad thing because the woman’s eyes are sharp, and when you’ve got the eyes sharp, you’ve got a good start to a compelling portrait.

When taking a portrait, you should always set the auto focus point on the eyes. The eyes tell a story of the inner self.  You look into them and go on a trip into the person’s soul.

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