Monday, May 9, 2016

Creative Portraits/Self-Portraits

While taking my portraits for this assignment, I was constantly thinking of the several photo taking techniques that I had researched in the previous week. I was able to use a few of the strategies while taking my photos, which I believe helped make them both more interesting and more powerful. The main technique I tried to focus on was capturing a moment. The ability photographs have to capture a moment is one of the biggest reasons I like photography so much. As these are the kind of photos I naturally gravitate towards, they are also what I am constantly thinking of in the back of my mind when I am taking a photo. Capturing a moment in time where a specific emotion is displayed is what I subconsciously think of as my brain ponders when I should push the button. In each of the photos above, as well as many of my other photographs from this assignment and in general, are capturing a moment and telling a mini story. The one technique that I am also very interested in, researched, and wanted to attempt was framing, but none of my photos using framing seemed to turn out very successful. Framing is definitely one thing I would like to keep working on as I continue to pursue portrait photography in the future.

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