SHOOTING ESSENTIALS / Capture your joiner images
1 Set the exposure
A good stock exposure setting for outdoor portraits is: Manual mode, shutter speed 1/250 sec, aperture f/5.6, Auto ISO. This shutter speed will freeze the action, and the wide aperture will blur the backdrop. The ISO adapts to suit the light, which is fine in bright, cloudy conditions.
2 Work the angles
Take a series of at least 20 shots of the face. Move around slightly as you shoot so that you can capture different angles. You could also try adding variety with your focus point – perhaps focus on the closest eye in one frame (as above) and the furthest eye in the next.