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The Enthusiast's Guide to Composition by Khara Plicanic

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22. THINK OF PORTRAITURE AS THE OPPOSITE OF LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY

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WHETHER YOUR SUBJECTS are aged 2 or 102, photographing people can be endlessly fascinating. From candid street photography to elaborately orchestrated portraits, it’s always an adventure. If you’re new to portrait photography, it can be intimidating to suddenly have to answer questions like, “How should I stand? What should I do with my hands?” Here are some techniques and things to think about to give your confidence a boost the next time you find a person on the other side of your lens.

While landscapes are commonly shot with wide lenses and narrow (squinty) apertures, the two ...

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