5 Major Types Of Portrait Photography You Should Know


5 Major types of portrait photography you should know


1.Fine and Art portrait. Fine and Art portrait photography tends to give a maximum collision and portray emotions in a realistic and notable style. It is what captures the essence of any given subject’s character, in a vision formed by the photographer. It mainly focuses on expressing one’s idea into reality through photography. A fine art portrait photography is normally meant for wall art. It is also kind of an ambiguous genre. You can as well describe it as “Decor photo or photo Decor”

2. Traditional Portrait photography. About 98% of traditional portraits are shot in studios with a precise photography backdrop. When shooting a traditional portrait, the photographer focuses on capturing the person’s face and shoulder. Though there is nothing like a mandatory rule as regards to it, as you can still capture the entire body and the background or the context can still be included if you so desire to. Traditional photography centres its purpose to capturing and displaying expression, mood and personality of someone, group of people or subjects.

Traditional Portrait Photography

3. Self Portrait. Many photographers’ out there, Self Portrait seems to be one of the easiest and simplest types of portrait photography to master, because nothing less than one character is required for it: which is you!. To break it down, a self portrait is a picture of oneself. Selfies are good examples of self portrait photography. As a newbie, honing your crafts with this particular portrait photography style, will give you much confidence into venturing deeper and acquiring more skills when capturing those lifetime memories. There are some popular self portrait styles you should know. Which are Silhouettes, Extreme Close-ups, or Surreal effects, which are mainly used in post-production. For me, Self Portrait photography is what normally pushes and encourages you to form something beyond what one can imagine.

Self portrait photography

4.Candid Photos. Unlike traditional portrait photography, it is superfluous going to studios, posing or getting staged for a picture. Candid photos don’t require all that. This is all about capturing the best moments of someone or people uninformed. Note: if you really want to get the best candid photos, it is advisable to always keep a camera close. Even if you don’t plan on having some photos for the day. In candid photos, the consent of the subject matter is not needed before capturing.

Candid photography

5.Lifestyle portrait photography. This style of photography generally focuses on capturing portraits of people in situations, Milestones or real life events in an artistic manner. A photo which tells stories about people’s lives or to inspire people in different times, is a perfect definition of lifestyle photography. If your intention is to come out with the best lifestyle photography, making sure the setting is familiar to the person, subjects or people you are capturing should be your outermost priority . With this style of portrait photography, creating some touching family memorable photos won’t be a problem.

Lifestyle portrait photography


O U Mackson's profile: O U Mackson, born Ozuruonye Mackson Uchenwa is a Nigerian journalist, filmmaker, talent manager entarprenuer and the founder the talent promotion company O U ENTERTAINMENTS and CEO O U Mackson. Date of Birth: 2nd February 1992 (28 years) Hometown: O U Mackson hails from Eziama Uturu in Abia state Family: Ozuruonye Uchenwa was born into a polygamous family of 3 legal wives and 16 children. O U Mackson is the 4th child of his mother; Mrs Obiesie who was his 2nd wife and the 12th child of the family. Background: O U Mackson was born in his hometown Uturu but moved to Adamawa state at infancy to Professor Calistus Akosim; a guidan, where he started his daycare and nursery education at University Nursery School then primary school at University Primary School. He optained his First School Leaving Certificate (FSLC) in the same school before he moved back to his parents in Uturu, Abia State to continue his secondary education at the Assumption Model Technical School, Uturu then completed Senior Secondary School Examination (SSCE) at Osusu Secondary High School, Aba, Abia state. Ozuruonye Mackson Uchenwa gained admission to study Mechanical Engineering in the Federal Polythecnic, Ilaro, After his Ordinary National (OND) in 2012, Ozuruonye Mackson Uchenwa enrolled in the University of Alaska Fairbanks USA, in the first quarter of 2013 and emerged one of the best graduating students of 2016 from the English department where he studied English Literature/Letters (BA) In 2019 Ozuruonye Mackson Uchenwa completed a postgraduate diploma (PGD) in journalism in the Nigerian Institute of Journalism (NIJ) Work Experience National Television Authority (NTA10) Program Canvasser National Television Authority (NTA2) Field Journalist/Producer Betex Communications limited Producer/Director PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS • Script Writing - Certificate - 2010 • English/Human Relations - Certificate - 2013 PROFESSIONAL ACHIEVEMENTS • CEO O U Entertainments (www.oumackson.com) • Author of 3 published books • Graduate Member of Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA) HONOURS Best Prose writer of the year, award 2010 Association of Nigeria Authors, Ondo Chapter. Awarded by: His Excellency the Executive Governor of Ondo State. (Dr. Rahman Bamidele Mimiko)

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