Portraiture

Here we have two winning entries from this week’s theme Portraiture. A portrait is one of the easiest things to take but one of the hardest things to master. What you need to create a good portrait are the 2 C’s, confidence and creativity. The confidence to engage with and direct your model is the first thing, then it’s how are you going to make it different from the norm. The two images below are the winners from our gallery of entries.

The people’s vote goes to Paul Bertram for this confident pose and good use of composition. Positioning the face into one third of the frame and having the space in front of the model is a really good tip to make your portraits better. Well done Paul.

 © Paul Bertram

© Paul Bertram

My vote goes to Anthea Canham. This picture shows a very creative response to the theme. A portrait is not just about a face, it’s about a person. I think this picture gives quite a awkward feeling and this in turn makes you want to look at it further and imagine what it’s about. There’s no point having a pretty picture that people look at for a second. Grab the attention of the viewer and make them think! Great response to the theme.  

 © Anthea Canham

© Anthea Canham

Thanks to all that entered, a great effort.

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