This week’s theme for our learners was Faces. Portraiture is a very challenging part of photography to do well. You need to direct the model with confidence and also figure out how you’re going to be creative to make your portrait stand out. What’s more, you’ll also need to control the technical aspects of photography such as depth of field and a fast shutter speed to get a sharp shot.
There were lots of great shots, but there can only be two winners…
The people have spoken! Well done to Michelle Collier for this nicely-composed black and white street portrait of an elderly gentleman. You can almost feel this image, a great sign of a good portrait. A well-deserved win.
My vote goes to Sam Blackie for this reflection in a teacup. I chose this because it’s quite an eerie shot; it kind of scares you a bit! It’s also a deep, contrasty black and white shot which I like. A very creative response to the theme of Faces – well done Sam!
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