I am new to the art of portrait photography. My background and training stem from Youtube and Google searches. I have viewed and ingested the theory, now it is time to put that theory into practice. With this project, I intended to photography 25 subjects using basic lighting setups (one key light with modifiers in a studio). I hope to create and capture four, presentation worthy images of each subject.
What is a portrait?
A portrait is a painting, photograph, sculpture, or other artistic representation of a person, in which the face and its expression is predominant. The intent is to display the likeness, personality, and even the mood of the person. For this reason, in photography a portrait is generally not a snapshot, but a composed image of a person in a still position. A portrait often shows a person looking directly at the photographer, in order to most successfully engage the subject with the viewer.