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Sony A200 by Shawn Barnett

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Portraitsand People

 

 

 

People are my favorite photographic subjects. I’m not alone—most of us take pictures to capture memories of friends and family as they grow and as we participate in and explore the world around us. Human faces and bodies are endlessly interesting, capable of conveying emotion even at complete rest. Until we get a camera that challenges us, most people just take smiley snapshots of their friends and family. Once you start to grow as a photographer, however, you begin to see how the combination of light and pose can convey personality, even among people you don’t know. As you’re just sitting, talking to a friend, or watching someone do something completely ordinary, it will strike you: that’s a beautiful portrait. If you ...

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