I love taking portraits of people. There’s something about the way our faces are framed that makes them look the way they do. I believe that we’re most ourselves when our expressions are expressive, and that’s what this blog is all about.
I’ve gotten to the point where i can easily go out and take portraits of people at least four times a week. However, I do find myself getting a little obsessed with the way someone’s eyes and mouth look. I don’t mean the literal eyes, I mean the way that they look and the way that they seem to be looking at me. I look forward to taking portraits with the best possible results for me, however I do have to be careful when shooting.
It’s a good idea to try to take portraits with people you have a good rapport with. If you’re looking for a serious professional portrait, I’m sure you can get away with it, however if you want to try something a bit more fun and creative, it’s not too late.
Photography is a great way to create a personal, artistic style for yourself. You can do many different things with the medium, including taking head shots, adding text to your portraits, or even making headshots for other people. It has a unique and personal feel to it that is very appealing to many. In many ways, I think it is one of those things that gets overlooked, but I think it can be a really interesting way to connect with someone.
The beauty of the medium is that it has a wide variety of possible approaches. I think if you just look at the average portrait photographer, they will be doing head shots, text, or just taking a shot of your face. I think that there is so much more to the subject of photography than what are considered “normal” portrait shots. There is so much more to it that you just have to dive into a little bit of it.
I think that portrait photography is great because the subjects you photograph are able to see that you are taking a photo of them. The subject can often look right at the camera and see they are actually being photographed. In this way portrait photography can really help to promote the idea of a connection between the photographer and the subject.
This is one of the reasons why I love portraiture. It is so rare and even more so when it involves images of people who cannot see the camera. You don’t have to worry about “what if they don’t like it?” because the subject can just look at you and see that you are there.
I’ve always been an admirer of portraiture, even as a child. I remember playing with my sister as a kid with a little camera and taking pictures of her family. The pictures were a bit different in that they were actually taken by the person they were taken by. This was so much more fun than the way my siblings and I took pictures of our friends.
Portraiture is a rather difficult art to master in one sitting. Like all art, it requires a commitment from the subject to focus on the subject and not an object of interest. With that in mind, take a few minutes to think about the people you admire. What do they do to relax and be themselves? What do they do to keep their minds occupied? There is no such thing as a perfect portrait; what is pleasing to the ear or eye is what matters.
As a photographer, I see every portrait I do as a challenge. I always tell myself I’m just trying to capture what I see, not what I want to be. I’m not the best, but I’m not the worst either. I’ve been known to make a huge mess of my own photographs (and yes, I did do that with my mother’s recent maternity photos). The same goes for portraits taken by others.