Learning Portrait Photography

Philip & Alex

There’s a wealth of experiences about portrait photography that you can find in this one webpage, much to learn not only from its author Philip Greenspun but also from the many insightful comments it generated.

Philip states the obvious when he says “the most important thing about portrait photography is an interest in your subject.” But sometimes we just take this for granted.

The article discusses a broad range of topics that touch on lighting, lens, film, camera, etc., but the last part is best: a lively discussion in reader’s comments about portrait photography, a virtual archive of feedback from February 1998 to November 2006.

[Site: Photo.net]
Photo: Elsa Dorfman

Chris Malinao

About Chris Malinao

Chris teaches Lightroom as workflow software to photography students at the FPPF, Federation of Philippine Photographers Foundation. He also teaches smartphone photography.

Asahi Pentax Spotmatic SPII w/ 2/55 Super-Takumar Lens from Japan  -  JC picture
Asahi Pentax Spotmatic SPII w/ 2/55 Super-Takumar Lens from Japan - JC
Vintage Honeywell Pentax Spotmatic F 35mm Camera With Quantaray 1:2.8 28mm Lens  picture
Vintage Honeywell Pentax Spotmatic F 35mm Camera With Quantaray 1:2.8 28mm Lens
Vintage Asahi PENTAX Spotmatic SP 35mm film camera picture
Vintage Asahi PENTAX Spotmatic SP 35mm film camera
Honeywell Pentax Spotmatic 35mm Black Body Camera Super Takumar w/ 3 lens picture
Honeywell Pentax Spotmatic 35mm Black Body Camera Super Takumar w/ 3 lens
Vintage Honeywell Pentax Spotmatic SP II 35mm Camera with 1:1.4 Lens & Case picture
Vintage Honeywell Pentax Spotmatic SP II 35mm Camera with 1:1.4 Lens & Case