Moving along in our New To Photography Challenge series.
We now come to Portraiture. Portraiture is usually accepted to be photos of people, but remember that you can also do animal portraiture, especially of domestic animals. This challenge is about using what you have learned from the New To Photography Resources, to achieve a portrait shot.
Things to consider
- ( ) to blur your background to isolate your subject.
- , using effectively, maybe back lighting, side lighting, maybe use your flash, consider bouncing the flash off a ceiling, wall etc.
- Your subject's pose, front on, side on, head tilted.
- Are you going to take the photo from the same height as your subject, from above or below?
- Is it going to be a formal portrait, and environmental portrait (taken showing your subject undertaking their work/hobby etc)?
- Are you going to take it indoors with a backdrop etc, or outdoors on the beach, in the park?
- Remember that in portraiture, the subjects eyes are very important, make sure they are sharply in focus.
Please feel free to ask any questions in this thread to help you achieve your results, and we look forward to seeing your final portrait photo.