Portrait photography is one of the most basic functions of the camera. The art of portrait photography has been around since the camera’s inception and is one of the predominant reasons the camera has become a mainstay device in modern life. We all know this. Camera’s have the power to capture the special memories of life, and there are few better memories than the people you surround yourself with.
But taking a good portraiture is not easy. We all know this as well. How many times has the phrase “one more try” slid past your lips after disappointingly seeing the results on your viewfinder while trying to gather your family or friends for the perfect shot? Conversely, how many photographs have you seen where you wish they did say “one more try” maybe a few more times? In either case, taking a good portrait goes beyond simply snapping the lens at yourself, best friend, family, model, or complete stranger. There is a definite science to the art.
If portrait photography is something you’ve struggled with, or if you feel stuck in the same pattern and want some additional inspiration on different techniques, check out the 21 Beautiful Portrait Photos by member photographers on Imagekind below.
Want to learn how to take Portraits with the WOW factor? Check out our Essential Guide to Portrait Photography.