Just about anyone who can aim a camera can make a portrait.
It goes without saying that some do it better than others. Top portrait photographers do it all the time, reliably producing outstanding portraits with just about every subject they photograph.
Why is that? What do they know and what do they do that makes their portraits special?
The answer to both these questions is “quite a lot,” because there is lots to know about a lot of things in order to produce a great portrait.
What is a Portrait?
A portrait is defined as a likeness of a person, especially of the person’s face. Simply that.
But, the word in general use has deeper connotations.
A photographic portrait is understood to be a good quality image that not only captures a person’s physical likeness, but also something of the person’s character, generally in a manner that is attractive and pleasing to the subject.
This takes skill and an understanding of human nature. It almost always requires engaging the subject in conversation, and quickly finding a suitable topic that will grab her or his interest and evoke a reaction.
Welcome to Peter Anslow Photography, your number one choice for a Portrait Photographer covering East Lancs; including Burnley, Nelson, Colne, Accrington, Blackburn and Clitheroe