As time goes on, it’s obvious that the way to take portraits, or people pictures changes. Today, I want to go through some “People” photos and see if you like this new trend.
Is the formal portrait gone? I don”t think so. But, I find it interesting that the photographers who have a portrait studio, spend a lot more time out of their studio, than in it. Now the only thing they use their studio for is “still photography”.
It seems that most photos, the people are interacting with another person, or doing something they like to do. The above photo is a great example of interacting with someone else. Two sisters want a nice picture of themselves, and they show their bond, by the touch of hands.
It seems that getting a cute photo of children has changed too. Getting a photo of them involved in playing has been a winning photo. That magazine has him focused. And, it shows the child in his environment, the place he is comfortable in.
The more casual portrait is also the new “Norm”. Dressed up in their everyday clothes, no serious posing, a comfortable smile, and you have the new Male Portrait.
Is black and white dead? Oh no! Black and White has become more popular in the last few years. It seems that this is the way the artistic photos are being used. A good black and white print, if done right, is absolutely stunning. Worth trying.
Often a good picture of a person today is the use of props. What makes that person comfortable, or what have they personally created, or even with a pet:
Tomorrow, I’ll go into the proper way or form of posing people. Even though these photos are just casual photos, if you don’t get their body posed right, this won’t work either. Come back tomorrow.
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