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  • Portrait Photography “A portrait! What could be

    more simple and more complex, more obvious and more profound.” -

    Charles Baudelaire

    “Portraiture is a window to the soul”

    Holding Virgina - Sally Mann

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  • Types of Portraits

    Candid  Posed Formal Couple Environmental Sporting Children Group

    When we speak of portrait photography in general terms there's a tendency to overlook the sub-categories. From the strictly formal to the candid street shot. Here is a range of the more common types of portrait photography.

  • Candid o un-posed and unplanned photo

  • Posed  Communication

    between photographer and the subject about the body position and expression

  • Formal  Communication between

    photographer and the subject regarding clothing, location, style and mood

  • Couple  Interpretation of a relationship

    between two people

    Hiroshima, August of 1945

  • Small Group  Interpretation of a

    common bond between members of a group

  • Environmental  An environmental portrait shows the subject(s) in their own

    territory.

  • Sporting  shows the subject with their uniform, equipment

    in their sporting environment.  The important factor is to let the equipment and

    location tell part of the story.

  • Children

  • Portrait Tips  Choosing the Right Background  Focus on the Eyes  Lighting, Lighting and more Lighting  Change the Format Framing  Alter Your Perspective  Experiment with Subject Expressions  “Play” with focus  Give Your Subject Space to Look Into  Reflection & Shadow  Movement  Get serious

  • Choosing the Right Background

  • Focus on the Eyes “the eyes are the window to the soul”

  • Lighting, Lighting and more Lighting  Lighting is the most important element in any photo composition

    and sets the mood, feeling and character of your photo.

  • Change the Format Framing  Mix your framing

  • Alter Your Perspective  completely

    change the angle that you shoot from

  • Experiment with Subject Expressions

  • Same shot+different focus =different story

  • (UN)Focus  It adds

    some mystery to the image

  • Give Your Subject Space to Look Into

  • Reflection & Shadow

  • Movement  Use movement

    to show action, even if it blurs out the subject entirely.

  • Get serious  Not all

    portraits need to have a smile, capture the serious emotions too

  • but not too serious….

    Portrait Photography Types of Portraits Candid Posed Formal Couple Small Group Environmental Sporting Children Portrait Tips Choosing the Right Background Focus on the Eyes Lighting, Lighting and more Lighting Change the Format Framing Alter Your Perspective Experiment with Subject Expressions Same shot+different focus =different story (UN)Focus Give Your Subject Space to Look Into Reflection & Shadow Movement Get serious but not too serious….