There are many types of portrait photography. Portrait photography includes fashion, photojournalism, real-life, fine art, nature, and many more genres. If you have a hobby that involves any of these different types of photography, it would be wise to learn about the different styles of these types of photography so that you can create an engaging portrait that your subjects will surely love. Many people today use portrait photography as a career and even brag about their work to others. Here are some of the different types of portrait photography to give you an idea.
Most traditional portrait photography mainly depicts the subject in the front of the camera, looking straight at the camera from behind. In this type of photo, the photographer will still use some lighting effects to enhance the depth of the subject and create drama in the photo. Traditional, non-artistic type of photography is often poses using artificial lights. It helps the subjects appear their best in photographs.
The latest trend in photography is studio portraits. In this type of photo, the photographer usually has a large studio with natural or artificial light which helps him to create intimacy between him and the subject. Lighting effects such as harsh black and white, soft colors, and reflections can be used to create drama. Portraits taken in studio usually tend to last longer than those taken in the wild. This is because the photographer uses studio lights to illuminate the studio and provide artificial scenes such as reflections to help soften the facial features of the subjects. Many people choose this style of photography because they find it more genuine and artistic than other types of traditional portraits. Thanks to modern digital cameras, it is now easier than ever to learn how to take that perfect portrait shot.