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Composing a Striking Portrait - The Importance of Concept Creation

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All great portraits involve concept creation - what is the vision?  How will that narrative be conveyed?   

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Once that is established the styling of the outfit, accessories, hair, make-up and the location have to support the vision, so the pictures make sense to the viewer.

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My daughter loves this style of clothing. She is fluent in Italian and spends most of her time in Switzerland and Italy, so this was the perfect portait shoot for her.

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Working with her on how to stand, how to hold her head, her arms and use her hands was very important as that also, was part of the story line.

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The choice of Ringling Museum in Sarasota Florida as the setting, completed the vision of how she wanted to express herself photographically...

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For more information on creating portaits, please contact me here.

To see more of my work, visit the Portraiture and Fashion Galleries of my website.


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