This post focuses on making portrait pictures for the creative collection of an image bank; the request of these images is huge, both in media and commercial projects.
– shoot any age (children, adults, pensioners); build (thin, normal, plus size); ethnic groups, based on race, religion and nationality
– focus on head and shoulder, crop out all the messy background. for example if you are shooting outdoor, you can use the sky
– do a half length and a full length with a plain background, patches of colors, patterns; you can also blur the details and noises that distract you from the main subject. If indoor, first ask yourself, if what you see in this venue reminds you of images published on Vogue home, or Martha Stewart’s interiors books… if the answer is yes, please take plenty and use natural available light.
– if you lack of ideas, think about your daily routines and that each of them is worth a shot ( waking up, brushing teeth, yawning, breakfast, dressing up, commuting to work, cooking, eating etc..)