My first photo tip on this BLOG was to shoot in the shade. The photograph to the left is an example of a photographer taking his own advice. The setup was quick and easy. The client simply posed next to an exterior wall that was shaded by a patio. Direct light struck some tall shrubs to her right (my camera left). I also used my Nikon 85mm f1.4 lens at f2.8 to obtain the beautiful and creamy narrow depth of field (subject of a prior photo tip that you can find below). The portrait style is called a “HEAD SHOT”, and is commonly submitted to casting directors of stage and screen.