Portrait photography is something almost every photographers has done, but still also one of the more difficult ones. Within the categorie there are a lot of different ways to specify what a portrait is. I checked some definitions one of them is: ‘a painting, drawing, photograph, or engraving of a person, especially one depicting only the face of head and shoulders.’ In my case only photograph is important in this definition.
In more words a photographic representation of a person, in which the face and its expression is predominant. The intent is to display the likeness, personality, and even the mood of the person. For this reason, in photography a portrait is generally not a snapshot, but a composed image of a person in a still position. A portrait often shows a person looking directly at the photographer, in order to most successfully engage the subject with the viewer.
For me the part of display the personality and mood in a photograph are really important. This defines how people will look at the photograph.
For me there is also a fine line between portrait and sportrait and therefore some of the photos you might expect in on this page will be on the sportrait page. For more about this please visit the sportrait page.