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Weekly Photography Challenge Portrait of a Lady

This week and next we are featuring a series of articles on portraits. Earlier today I shared some portraits of women for you to enjoy and get inspired by. So you can probably guess what the weekly photography challenge is, right?

You got it – portrait of a lady!

Image: By Ryan Seyeau

By Ryan Seyeau

Surely there’s a lovely lady in your life that deserves a great portrait of herself. Now’s the time to create one of her, maybe as a gift. Or perhaps if you are a lady, a self portrait is in order.

Use natural light or flash, whatever you prefer and are most comfortable using. Practice your lighting skills. Try shooting or processing in B&W. Experiment with some LR Presets or try out some new processing tips like adding a texture overlay.

Here are a few images to get you thinking, spark the ideas.

Image: By Chris Bailey

By Chris Bailey

Image: By Wen Chen

By Wen Chen

Image: By Zuhair A. Al-Traifi

By Zuhair A. Al-Traifi

Image: By Dan Finnen

By Dan Finnen

Image: By Michael Yan

By Michael Yan

Image: By Priscilla Santana

By Priscilla Santana

Image: By Alex Dram

By Alex Dram

Image: By Mysi(new stream: www.flickr.com/photos/mysianne)

By Mysi(new stream: www.flickr.com/photos/mysianne)

Image: By Kris Kesiak

By Kris Kesiak

Image: By Elizabeth Anne

By Elizabeth Anne

Image: By dawolf-

By dawolf-

Image: By acearchie

By acearchie

Image: By Ji?í D?cký

By Ji?í D?cký

When you’ve created your masterpiece please share!

Once you’ve taken your “portrait of a lady” we’d love to see them in comments below. Simply upload your shot into the comment field (look for the little camera icon in the Disqus comments section as pictured below) and they’ll get embedded for us all to see or if you’d prefer upload them to your favourite photo sharing site and leave the link to them.

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Darlene Hildebrandt

Darlene Hildebrandt is an educator who teaches aspiring amateurs and hobbyists how to improve their skills through free articles on her website Digital Photo Mentor, online photography classes, and travel tours to exotic places like Peru, Thailand, India, Cuba, Morocco, Bhutan, Vietnam and more. To help you improve and learn she has two email mini-courses. Sign up for her free beginner OR portrait photography email mini-course here. Or get both, no charge!