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nop ([personal profile] nop) wrote2009-05-07 05:44 am

The art of photographing people

Taking photos of people is the hardest kind of photography that I know of. Any other kind of photography just takes technical knowledge & practice, but for people, you have to know the psychology required to get them in a suitable frame of mind to be photographed at their best, & that varies from person to person, & situation to situation. My whole purpose in photographing people is to try to capture some important facets of their personality that make them who they are, & it's taken me about six years to be reasonably good at it. Sometimes, it takes me a while to get the right shot, but most of the time I succeed. And sometimes, I get a miracle, & I call it art. ;^)