What Is Portrait Photography?

By Rebecca Guenther

Portrait photography involves photographing people, usually a single subject at a time, and it involves using well-balanced lighting to make the face the focal point of the image. Understand the art of portrait photography with information from a professional art and commercial photographer in this free video on photography.

About the Author

Rebecca Guenther is a freelance photographer living in Austin, Texas. Since graduating from Minneapolis College of Art and Design in 2002 with a B.F.A. in photography, she has had the opportunity to travel the U.S. working as a fine art and commercial photographer. Currently, Guenther is concentrating on magazine projects, shooting for an online clothing store, teaching photography for children of the Boys and Girls Club and developing her stock photography collection. View Guenther’s work at www.m5a1photography.com