Portrait Photography “ A portrait! What could be more simple and more complex, more obvious and more profound. ”  -  Charl...
Types of Portraits  <ul><li>Candid </li></ul><ul><li>Posed </li></ul><ul><li>Formal </li></ul><ul><li>Couple </li></ul><ul...
Candid <ul><li>un-posed and </li></ul><ul><li>unplanned  photo   </li></ul>
Posed  <ul><li>Communication between photographer and the subject about the body position and expression </li></ul>
Formal <ul><li>Communication between photographer and the subject  regarding clothing, location, style and mood </li></ul>
Couple <ul><li>Interpret ation of a  relationship  between  two people  </li></ul>Hiroshima,  August of 1945
Small Group <ul><li>Interpret ation of a   common bond   between  members of a group </li></ul>
E nvironmental <ul><li>An environmental portrait shows   the subject(s) in their own territory.  </li></ul>
Sporting <ul><li>shows the subject with their uniform, equipment in their sporting environment. </li></ul><ul><li>The impo...
Children
Portrait Tips <ul><li>Choosing the Right Background </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on the Eyes </li></ul><ul><li>Lighting, Lighti...
Choosing the Right Background
Focus on the Eyes <ul><li>“ the eyes are the window to the soul”  </li></ul>
Lighting, Lighting and more Lighting <ul><li>Lighting is the most important element in any photo composition and sets the ...
Change the Format Framing <ul><li>Mix your framing  </li></ul>
Alter Your Perspective <ul><li>completely chang e  the angle that you shoot from </li></ul>
Experiment with Subject Expressions
Same shot+different focus =different story
(UN)F ocus <ul><li>It adds some mystery to the image  </li></ul>
Give Your Subject Space to Look Into
Reflection & Shadow
Movement <ul><li>Use movement to show action, even if it blurs out the subject entirely.  </li></ul>
Get serious <ul><li>Not all portraits need to have a smile, capture the serious emotions too  </li></ul>
but not too serious….
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  1. 1. 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
  2. 2. Types of Portraits <ul><li>Candid </li></ul><ul><li>Posed </li></ul><ul><li>Formal </li></ul><ul><li>Couple </li></ul><ul><li>Environmental </li></ul><ul><li>Sporting </li></ul><ul><li>Children </li></ul><ul><li>Group </li></ul>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.
  3. 3. Candid <ul><li>un-posed and </li></ul><ul><li>unplanned photo   </li></ul>
  4. 4. Posed <ul><li>Communication between photographer and the subject about the body position and expression </li></ul>
  5. 5. Formal <ul><li>Communication between photographer and the subject regarding clothing, location, style and mood </li></ul>
  6. 6. Couple <ul><li>Interpret ation of a relationship between two people </li></ul>Hiroshima, August of 1945
  7. 7. Small Group <ul><li>Interpret ation of a common bond between members of a group </li></ul>
  8. 8. E nvironmental <ul><li>An environmental portrait shows the subject(s) in their own territory. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Sporting <ul><li>shows the subject with their uniform, equipment in their sporting environment. </li></ul><ul><li>The important factor is to let the equipment and location tell part of the story. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Children
  11. 11. Portrait Tips <ul><li>Choosing the Right Background </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on the Eyes </li></ul><ul><li>Lighting, Lighting and more Lighting </li></ul><ul><li>Change the Format Framing </li></ul><ul><li>Alter Your Perspective </li></ul><ul><li>Experiment with Subject Expressions </li></ul><ul><li>“ Play” with focus </li></ul><ul><li>Give Your Subject Space to Look Into </li></ul><ul><li>Reflection & Shadow </li></ul><ul><li>Movement </li></ul><ul><li>Get serious </li></ul>
  12. 12. Choosing the Right Background
  13. 13. Focus on the Eyes <ul><li>“ the eyes are the window to the soul” </li></ul>
  14. 14. Lighting, Lighting and more Lighting <ul><li>Lighting is the most important element in any photo composition and sets the mood, feeling and character of your photo. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Change the Format Framing <ul><li>Mix your framing </li></ul>
  16. 16. Alter Your Perspective <ul><li>completely chang e the angle that you shoot from </li></ul>
  17. 17. Experiment with Subject Expressions
  18. 18. Same shot+different focus =different story
  19. 19. (UN)F ocus <ul><li>It adds some mystery to the image </li></ul>
  20. 20. Give Your Subject Space to Look Into
  21. 21. Reflection & Shadow
  22. 22. Movement <ul><li>Use movement to show action, even if it blurs out the subject entirely. </li></ul>
  23. 23. Get serious <ul><li>Not all portraits need to have a smile, capture the serious emotions too </li></ul>
  24. 24. but not too serious….

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