Creative: Anatomy of a Portrait

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I believe that portraiture is the Latin of the photography world. Imagine a baseline for all other styles of photography. If you can master portraiture you will be a hot commodity in the professional space. These seemingly simple assignments are often far from simple. Part psychology session, part anthropology, and part fast-paced, spontaneous photography. Famous photographers of the past have spoken of needing to break their subjects to get what they want while others talk of the bonding process. For me, it all counts and each portrait session is unique. Let me walk you through one of mine while showing what I made and why.