Portrait Photography 101: Grab This Ultimate Guide To Portrait Photography And Learn Superb Portrait Photography Tips, Amazing Portrait Photography Ideas, Easy Portrait Photography Techniques And Creative Portrait Photography! [NOOK Book]

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People love to take portraits of them. A portrait is a captured likeness of the subject, in this case a person, especially their face. Portrait photography however has deeper connotation than that, being understood as a superior quality image capturing the individual's physical likeness, their character on a digital or film camera's sensor. It is also understood that portrait photography produces pleasing and attractive results to the person ...
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Portrait Photography 101: Grab This Ultimate Guide To Portrait Photography And Learn Superb Portrait Photography Tips, Amazing Portrait Photography Ideas, Easy Portrait Photography Techniques And Creative Portrait Photography!

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Overview

People love to take portraits of them. A portrait is a captured likeness of the subject, in this case a person, especially their face. Portrait photography however has deeper connotation than that, being understood as a superior quality image capturing the individual's physical likeness, their character on a digital or film camera's sensor. It is also understood that portrait photography produces pleasing and attractive results to the person being the subject.

Character revelation is the focus of portrait photography. At least one element of the subject must be shown on the photo. Elements may include the subject's attitude, personality, unique mannerisms, and any other traits or features that shape the very unique nature of the person. The portrait photograph tells the viewer something that suggests of the subject's individuality.

It is often times that a viewer expresses agreeableness that the photographer really captured the subject's likeness, in which may be referred to as their exact physical likeness. However, what one is consciously saying about them is that the photo reveals something that is very identifiable of the character of the subject. Portrait photography therefore is not mere capturing of the image likeness but arresting the true character deeply formed in the subject; a task that can be challenging as photographers can have subjects they have never known in their life.

So, how do you capture these character traits?

Each individual has unique characteristics, traits, attitudes, and features. However, not all people are the same when it comes to expressing them. There are just some who can easily convey their individual character or trait with immediate transparency. Others, on the other hand, have difficulty in doing the same.

For the portrait photographer, it would be easier to deal with the former type. But for the latter, it will take more work and proficiency to study the true essence of the subject otherwise it can be hard transporting this essence into the portrait.

Having said that portrait photography isn't only about taking shots but rather it involves studying one's character, like observing for signals displaying the subject's mannerisms, expressions, body language, and even reactions. It will take a lot of skill and understanding for the photographer to do that, but such is required to reveal the true character of the subject.

Engaging them into conversation is one way of doing it.

Finding a common ground for a topic can begin the studying of person's likeness. It can be any subject, so long as the subject is cooperating and opening up. Creating a rapport is also another important way to do it. It easily makes the subject more comfortable at your presence, and therefore makes them more natural looking when you start taking photos of them.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940012893819
  • Publisher: KMS Publishing
  • Publication date: 6/21/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 878,280
  • File size: 23 KB

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  • Posted August 27, 2011

    Too little, claiming too much

    The book starts off with a sentence that is terribly written. However, i figured i could overlook that matter. The problem is that the book uses the phrase "ultimate guide" when it is a mere 13 pages in length. There are good beginnings to lessons, but no complete and thorough coverage. Don't spend your money on this one.

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    Posted March 20, 2013

    Don't waste your money!

    Yes, I was dumb enough to spend money on this book. Don't make the same mistake!

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