This article gives you 16 techniques to consider when taking a portrait. Although simple, properly white balanced portraits are extremely marketable and consistently desired by consumers, it is encouraged to step out of the box every once and a while. A portrait can capture a person’s mood, personality or lifestyle. Not every portrait is pretty but every portrait has a story to tell. By using the following techniques you can breathe life into any shot.
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I’m not a huge follower for fashion but I definitely enjoy it. Chloe’ Manigo’s Blog is an excellent go-to source for fashion updates. She featured a few of my pictures of Kayla Mayhew on her blog a while ago and I finally have the chance to return the favor. Chloe’ and Kayla got a chance to go to New York and really experience fashion first hand. Check out some great pictures from Fashion Week and Fashion’s Night Out. They got to meet Jay Alexander! JEALOUS!!
My next project for my photography class is portraits. To get a little inspiration, I revisited Steve Mcurry’s website, his portrait collection is beyond impressive. Anyone can take a picture of someone but he has the true ability to capture the essence of a person. Just by looking at a single picture you can feel everything; their pain and suffering; their humbleness; their inner joy. I especially like his ability to capture a person’s eyes. It’s simply beautiful.
Take a look for yourself, maybe it will inspire you too.
My favorite subject for portraits are children. They have a natural eagerness for life.
Lighting is EVERYTHING. Whether you are working in the dark or the brightest time of the day, you need to think about lighting. My boyfriend sent me this article with some sexy examples of lighting at its best. Check it out.
Here is 2 pictures I took for my lighting assignment: