Portrait photography is the capturing the likeness of a person or a small group of people, in which the face and expression is predominant. The objective is to display the likeness, personality, and even the mood of the subject. The focus of the photograph is the person’s face, although the entire body and the background may be included. A portrait is generally not a snapshot, but a composed image of a person in a still position. A portrait often shows a person looking directly at the camera.
Unlike many other photography styles, the subjects of portrait photography are often non-professional models. Family portraits commemorating special occasions, such as graduations or wedding. They may be professionally produced and are most often intended for private viewing rather than for public exhibition. (Wikipedia)
This month’s meeting (September 13th ) will be held at Nina Scott Productions “A Visual Arts Studio” in Mount Vernon. Nina, a professional portrait photographer will be host our LAPC meeting at her studio located at the old Mount Vernon Middle School, 221 East 1st Street. Join us. Bring all your questions. Learn from a professional in the business. Here are some items I asked Nina to be prepared discuss:
v Strobe Lights vs. Continuous Lights
v Sun vs. Artificial Lights
v Umbrella vs. Soft Box
v Front vs. Top vs. Side vs. Back lighting vs. Combination… Pros/Cons
v Wedding vs. Graduation vs. Portrait vs. Children vs. Family… Pros/Cons
v Indoor vs. Outdoor photography… challenges/needs
v Metering Light… Camera vs. Light Meter
v ISO, Aperture, Speed and White Balance considerations
v Backgrounds… type, color, etc.
v Photo software editing tools…
v Equipment… good, bad and the ugly
v Props… good, bad and the ugly
I hope to se all of you there!
President – LAPC