ROUND 5: PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS
Advice and ideas to help you capture eye- catching portraits
Go to work
Taking a picture of someone where they work is a great way to tell a story about their life. What’s more, when the subject is comfortable with their environment they are more likely to look relaxed and unposed.
Keep it simple
Sometimes the face of your subject will say it all, so keep the background simple and make sure that the colours really complement your subject. Here, eye contact was less crucial than capturing the lady’s expression.
Consider a crop
Filmmakers are quite fond of cropping heads to draw attention to a subject’s eyes and/or state of mind. But if you decide to do this make sure that it looks intentional, otherwise it just looks like poor framing.
Humans are highly sociable beings, and some of the most powerful pictures celebrate this need for connection. Creating such pictures takes observation and demands respect for your subject(s).