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…You can take better portraits?

Eric Hamilton Portrait

Ever wonder how good photographers take great portraits?

There has to be a trick, right?

Well, according to Eric Hamilton, there’s actually a few tricks, and thankfully, he’s nice enough to let you in on some of them in his guide to The Art of Portrait Photography.

Rule number one is proper use of light, though he also mentions subject, focus, background, composition, texture, color, and exposure, with examples of each.

Ready to take your photos up a notch?

Then read on and find out what you need to do.

[Eric Hamilton – The Art of Portrait Photography]

…Sex sells coffee at Cowgirl’s Espresso?

Barista

Starbucks is the undisputed king of the coffee shop land, and all should bow down before it and succumb to its greatness, right? Not so fast. If there is one thing that sells more than omnipresence, it’s sex, and at Cowgirl’s Expresso, they’re selling a lot of coffee, and they’re doing so with a lot of sex. That’s because the baristas behind the counter are more Victoria’s Secret and Hooters than they are green apron and black shirt. Based in Seattle, the unofficial coffee capital of the US, Cowgirl’s Coffee has to follow the Washington state law that requires workers to cover both breasts and butts, but they definitely do so in a very loose sense. I’m sure tips at a place like this aren’t that hard to come by.

[Cowgirl’s Espresso]

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