Ep 339: What makes a portrait great?

What makes a portrait? Apart from the technical aspects, there are a few intangible factors that you need to consider if you want to create a portrait that makes people go “Wow”. We reveal what you need in this episode.

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This is a discussion that goes beyond the technical rules of great composition, colour choice, backgrounds, pose, sharpness and light.

Let’s discuss the intangible qualities of a memorable portrait that stop us in our tracks, make us gasp or continue to think about that image for years to come.

  • Look for the shock of the new
  • How to capture an authentic moment
  • Bringing your portrait to life
  • Do you love your subject?

“A thing that you see in my pictures is that I was not afraid to fall in love with these people.” -Annie Leibovitz

“Photography for me is not looking, it’s feeling. If you can’t feel what you’re looking at, then you’re never going to get others to feel anything when they look at your pictures.” Don McCullin

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