January 2016

Portraits:  Picked up a good book over the holidays, Peter Hurley's "Head Shot", a very worthwhile read.  Though lighting is a big part of a good portrait, Peter spends most of this time explaining how the big success in good portraits is subject/photographer relations and subject specific poising details i.e. head tilt, face angle, eye position, amount of smile, etc.  As a follow up, check out this YouTube channel: Fstoppers critique Peter Hurley and play along as they critique/analyze 20 head shot portraits and as you watch you quickly begin to see the same things they do.