There are probably a million different ways to take a portrait. I enjoy looking at portraits, both for their creativity and mastery of technical issues. People have taken portraits from here to the Moon under more circumstances than I can count.
When I break it down, I find there are common elements that describe each portrait, at least at a very high level. The four types of portrait photography are:
- Formal Studio Portraits
- Environmental Portraits
- Candid Portraits
- Composite Portraits