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The Intuitive Portrait
I facilitated a workshop today about portraiture. The participants were friends, acquaintances, or friends of friends who mainly photograph landscape and nature. My good friend, Nikki, was a co-facilitator, and we wanted the photographers to experience shooting portraiture. For some people taking portraits may be daunting because it involves a personal aspect. A key element to portraiture is building a rapport and making your subject feel at ease in front of the camera. The participants had a great time and were able to step out of their “landscape photography” mindset and get comfortable working with another person to take portraits.
I took this photo with my Fujifilm Instax Mini 50S with the closeup lens. For those of you who don’t know, the closeup lens is meant to shoot at subjects 30cm in front of the camera, so I was practically up in her face!