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Professora Akira

Oct 13, 2017
The 10 Different Types of Portrait Photography You Should Know

You do not have permission to view the full content of this post. Log in or register now. is about capturing You do not have permission to view the full content of this post. Log in or register now. and their personality. But portraits often go beyond a photo of a smiling person. There are many different sub-genres or types of portrait photos

1 Traditional Portraits
traditional portrait often depicts the subject looking at the camera. Traditional portrait photography is posed. It helps the subjects look their best.This means the head and shoulders crop rather than a full-body portrait. But that’s not always the case.

2. Lifestyle Portraits
it capture people in an everyday environment, often doing ordinary things,for example, in a family’s home. Lifestyle portraits aren’t posed in the traditional sense.A lifestyle photographer often has a limited time frame to capture a series of portraits. Lifestyle photographers will often direct the subjects. For example, they ask siblings to jump on the bed or ask a family for a group hug.

3.Environmental Portraits
a mix of traditional portrait photography and lifestyle portrait photography. In environmental portrait photography, the environment and the person both have importance.The pose, lighting, person, and background all work together in an environmental portrait.

4.Candid and Street Portraits
The best example is street photography featuring people..Street photographers often take candid portraits of the people they meet. There’s often no setup. The photographer gets inspiration from the position the person is taking. The light, the environment or any other factors create a spontaneous photoshoot.

5.. Glamour & Boudoir Photography
The beauty of the subject is in the focus of glamour photography. It often involves planning the wardrobe and using professional make-up artists.
It emphasizes the person, not what they are wearing.
You do not have permission to view the full content of this post. Log in or register now. is a similar but not identical type of portrait photography. Glamour photography often takes place in different locations, including outdoors. Boudoir, as the name suggests, takes place in a bedroom or home

6. Fine Art Portraits
creative with wardrobe and makeup, posing, and photo editing. Fine art photography also often encompasses conceptual portraits and surreal portraits.

7.Conceptual Portraits
Conceptual portraits capture an idea or concept within a portrait image. Photographers often use props, setting, or photo editing to achieve that concept.Photoshop stunts and post-processing are part of this concept.

8.Surreal Portraits
an artistic style that feels dream-like. That style can apply to portrait photography as well.You can also create some with props, wardrobe, and other photo tricks.

9.Self Portraits
Photographers use the more elaborate term self-portrait on a serious portrait. A selfie is a quick snapshot. Self-portraits need insight and planning.
Taking a photo of yourself beyond holding a smartphone out at arm’s length is not easy. You can use a tripod to get rid of that selfie look and extended arms.Focusing and composing when you’re in front of the camera instead of behind can be tricky. Try using a remote release or a smartphone with a WiFi-enabled camera. Then get creative.

10.Couple, Family and Group Portraits
Pictures of more than one person are often harder than portraits of an individual. You have more people to pose together and interact within the photograph.