The Importance of Professional Photography for Family, Portraiture and Special Occasions

There is a prevalence that time runs away with us, and moments become lost. Memories subconsciously become a flicker of the past, without one realizing that as people come into this world, people too are leaving this world.

How to Capture the Best Portraits in Photography

Some photographers prefer black and white as it brings out all the hard lines and the tends to be “punchier”, especially for street photography and reportage that show mood and tell real stories. I personally love black and white, as it is a gradation of monochrome.  My suggestion is shoot in color and convert in post to black and white thereafter. In studio, photographers will often use a plain baby blue backdrop for black and white, as it tends to work nicely for effect, white is very cold and used only for specific looks. When capturing family portraiture, black and white is not a popular choice. Most family and baby pictures are shot in color, same as fashion, where the colors play a large role.

How to take Professional Photographs in Bright Sunshine

One of the biggest problems is shadow and uneven light, especially in mid-day sun.

How to Take Photographs in Bright Sunlight

References also prove to be helpful as to where to best position the subject, and where the light source comes from, in terms planning the outcome of the shot you wish to capture.

How to improve your Portrait Photography

The bottom line is that if you are passionate about photography and have a psychological approach to the way you interpret life and the people around you, portraiture is the way forward as a visual communicator.