What’s in your head? Ok, technically that should be what’s behind your head. When taking portraits, always think of what’s behind your subject’s head, otherwise you end up with a tree or telephone pole “growing” out of the top of it!! When you’ve mastered that, start thinking about composition and getting a light head on a dark background or vice versa. Here’s an example.
Notice that Ella’s hat, which is light, is separated from the background which is dark. Her right cheek, which is dark, is separated from the lighter water. When taking portraits this seperation is another piece of the puzzle that’s the difference between a good portrait and a great one!
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