Photographing People

KF_Foroyar_4.adapt.536.1                     Tróndur Patursson by Kevin Faingnaert. Taken in 2017.   http://www.nationalgeographic.com/photography/proof/2017/04/faroe-islands-faingnaert/

People have always been popular subjects in photographs. Some of the first pictures ever taken were portraits of people the could afford to have their picture taken. However, when photographing a person, there are a lot of aspects to keep in mind. Tróndur Patursson by Kevin Faingnaert shows the many different parts of human photography.

The first thing to consider when taking a person’s portrait is who they are and how that can be conveyed through the picture. It would not make much sense to take a serious picture of a person that is anything but. Another point to make note of is where the picture should be taken. A person’s portrait should be taken in a place that has meaning to them. For example, in Tróndur Patursson, there are trees in the background. That implies that the person being photographed is connected to nature in some way. These small pieces of a picture can really convey a lot about a person.

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