On Being a Portrait Photographer

We’ve just finished another semester at school.  Three down, one to go.  This latest semester dealt with all aspects of portrait photography – fashion, glamour, lifestyle, environmental, figure studies.  Also a touch of small product work to get us ready for next term.  Now that we’re done, I find myself reflecting on what I’ve learned.  Most importantly, I seek the answer to a very basic question:  has  the experience made me more interested in photographing people?


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Portraits Anyone?

One of the most difficult tasks for any photographer is getting the perfect shot of a person who is staring back at you while you do it.  It is so much easier to photograph a wildflower, a building, an artefact.  Even what’s known as “street photography”, where unposed and candid photos of people are taken, presents less of a challenge.Broken Lens

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