Editor’s Choice: A Natural Portrait

The early spring weather and especially the temperature are often a great fit for both photographers and models. And so for today’s Editor’s Choice we’ve chosen a pleasing portrait on Zonerama.

This photograph from the SP Photography Zonerama account interested us mainly because it’s very simple and well done. This picture could serve as a great presentation photo for the model—one that could easily introduce an interview article in a magazine.

A great presentation photo. Photo: SP Fotografie

A great presentation photo. Photo: SP Fotografie

Be Natural!

This photo looks great, unforced, carefree, and did we mention natural? If you didn’t know any better, you’d think the girl wasn’t posing at all. She looks so relaxed. Her clothing suits her and wonderfully defines her. In short, a beautiful presentation photo! The cherry on top is the edit on this photo: very nice and subdued.

But Tiptoe Next Time

The photographer has a relatively well-arranged image composition. The picture has a foreground, subject, and background. That’s lovely.

This picture has an intelligent composition.

This picture has an intelligent composition.

But one small criticism deserves mention: the model’s head doesn’t have to cover the horizon like it does. Standing on tiptoe to shoot would have prevented this. Next time!

A Good Impression

A subdued edit, a natural, relaxed pose, a well-arranged composition. All this gives the photo a good impression overall.

If you too decide to shoot a portrait some day, take some cues from this photographer: try thinking about what characterizes the subject, what fits with them, and what does not.

Last updated 6. May 2016

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Author: Majo Elias

I’ve been taking pictures since 2004. When I was starting out, I photographed almost everything. Later my style solidified and I began photographing people almost exclusively. At the moment my main genres are fashion and advertising.

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