Personalized Portraits!

Hey everyone, lately in my photography class we’ve been experimenting with taking portraits and studio lighting. To say the least I really didn’t have much experience in this area so I needed to find some inspiration to help me figure out ways to make so successful photographs. I came across this group of shots of famous actors in their element which gave me so pretty good ideas. The actors themselves were dressed in regular clothes but the props or accessories they had made a connection to roles that made them famous or just who they are. I thought this would be a great way to incorporate a similar idea in portraits of ordinary people. To photograph them with something that represents an aspect of themselves!

If you think about its a really simple idea but it can be a good place to start if you’ve had absolutely no experience taking portraits. I recently did a shoot with my sister and although we could have focused on poses and props I kind of just let her be herself. I didn’t want to recreate her image into someone she isn’t so it was a really casual shoot but I learned a lot and I think I did okay for my first time. I wanted to share these in case anyone was looking for some inspiration and I think this idea would be really easy to use in photographs! I’ll put a link to the photographs below since they are all one long strand and it would be hard to stick in this post. Until next time!

Link to photos: http://9gag.com/gag/6169355?ref=chrome-ext

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