Portrait Read and Write

  • A good portrait tells us something about the person in the image and composition is a key element that helps create a storytelling portrait
  • The background is a significant element
  • Identify visual storytelling potential
  • Decide how much time you’re willing to wait until the story materializes
  • Cropping pictures certain ways can help to tell a different visual story
  • Including or not including the background can help to create different visuals
  • Portraits include a person in them, and a sense of story
  • Empty spaces can be used to convey a sense of loneliness
  • Including a background can cause interferences from the environment
  • Natural light can help enhance visual narrative
  • Including or excluding certain elements can portray a different story you don’t want
  • Making the background dominant can help story elements
  • Central composition can help with the visual
  • Shoot from different angles
  • Background elements give “epic” sense to some photos

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