Here’s a quick observation, two pictures that Colin Murphy recently sent me from India recently illustrate the point perfectly.
I am always stressing to students how important it is to ‘get close when you take a portrait’, also ideally you want to show the persons character. While the overall head or face will probably be your main concern you should also think about features that are personal to your sitter, is there anything that stands out? As you can see from the photographs Colin has captured two different aspects from this subject..
I’ll be returning to this subject on a few days..