People

People

A portrait is, or at least it should be, an artistic representation of a person in which the photographer conveys something of the character, personality and mood of the subject. The person doesn't have to be a raging beauty or even have a particularly photogenic face to enable a skilled photographer to create a beautiful portrait. The secret is in the understanding of light, shadow, texture and making a connection with the subject, with the last point being the most important factor. It's very hard to convey a person's personality and sense of mood unless photographer and subject connect.