Portraiture is one of the hardest areas of photography. Not only do you have to control the elements of photography, you also have to have the confidence to interact with people, then project a mood or feeling through that portrait. Well done to everyone who entered this assignment; there were some great entries in the gallery, but only two can make it through…

The people’s vote goes to Mick Hayes for this shot. Getting the model to stare straight into the lens is a great way to get people looking at your portrait for longer. A well-deserved people vote!


© Mick Hayes


My vote goes to Karren Hurrell for this shot. Do we need to see a face to make it a good portrait shot? A creative response to this tricky theme.  


© Karren Hurrell


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