What makes a great portrait? Is it the sitter? Is it how the image is processed? Is it how they look into the camera? How they dress? Makeup? Pose? There are so many elements to think about when it comes to portraiture. A portrait not only says a lot about the subject but also the photographer!
Here are five pictures from the portrait category of Digital Camera magazine’s 2019 Young Photographer of the Year and Photographer of the Yearcompetitions that we have received so far.
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Don’t be afraid to think outside the box and try something a little different. Take for example Wayne Kliewer’s image here. The use of an abstract prop, theatre costume and stage makeup, make an intriguing result that captures the attention. Wayne has also lit the portrait well using a cool background tone to contrast against a warmer pink tone casting over the model and prop.