Thursday, August 23, 2007

Portrait in a Field

Portrait photography is fun and challenging. You and your subject must find a comfort zone. Putting the the person at ease by getting to know who they are and finding a familiar place to shoot is helpful.
In the case of this image the photo shoot was on location at a farm near the sisters' house. The mother was beside me watching as I worked which was a big plus to the girls comfort with the activity. Something to keep in mind when shooting people is they are usually not actors or professional models so shoot lots of images to get that perfect expression.
I think one of the best location portrait photographers of all time is Arnold Newman. He was the master of his location and the person he was photographing. Bringing these two elements together will improve your portraits.

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