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#SonyAlphaPortrait Month Kicks Off

AlphaUniverse.com and @sonyalpha are looking for your best portraits. During the month of July, take the #SonyAlphaPortrait challenge for a chance to have your photo featured for the 927,000 followers of @sonyalpha on Instagram and here on AlphaUniverse.com. To submit, just tag your best photos #SonyAlphaPortrait

What makes a great portrait? Like any art form, it's difficult to quantify, but we know a great portrait when we see it. One thing that consistently sets the best portraits above the crowd is having critical sharpness on the eye. To that end, the Eye AF setting in Sony cameras gives portrait photographers a special advantage. Locking onto and tracking the eye, Eye AF lets the photographer concentrate on the composition and capturing a revealing expression instead of being preoccupied with critical focus.

See more about Eye AF:

Game-Changer: Continuous Eye AF (CLICK HERE)

Continuous Eye AF In Action

Camera Setup: Portrait Shooter's Top Settings (CLICK HERE)

See more about portrait techniques from leading pros:

Lens Techniques: The Close Up Portrait (CLICK HERE)

Brian Smith On Shooting Location Portraits (CLICK HERE)

How To Take Great Travel Portraits & Stand Out In The Crowd (CLICK HERE)

Pro Guide To Environmental Portraits: Minimum Equipment, Maximum Results (CLICK HERE)  

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