Portrait Hand in 20th January 2019

Hand in Sunday 20th January 2019

Judging Date  29th January 2019

Judge Grahame Mellanby


After yesterdays talk with graham he let us into what he is looking for

1 Technique graham said he wont be hugely marking us down on this as were not professionals but he is looking for good technique.

2 composition the composition of the photo look at the background, look at the subject placement,

3 the most important for graham and what he will be mostly looking for. have you captured the essence of the subject.

graham also said animal portraits are acceptable


Portrait photography or portraiture in photography is a photograph of a person or group of people that captures the personality of the subject by using effective lighting, backdrops, and poses.

There are as many different ways to photograph a person as there are people to photograph. You should always select a setting, pose and lighting that complement the individual’s natural characteristics and personality – take your lead from them!

You dont need a full studio set up to take great portraits, a lot of the best photographers only use natural light and reflectors. How to use a reflector link.

Think really carefully about your subject and what you want the picture to say then work out poses and lighting from there. dont forget to use the right lens for the picture, a telephoto lens whilst standing back further will limit the background whilst keeping the subject the same.

link to some ideas


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Portrait Hand in 20th January 2019
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