Portrait Photography: Executive_Portrait_Photography_240

Background are critical in portrait photography. That's obvious. But this goes beyond just making sure a stray tree or telephone pole isn't growing out of your subject's head. To make strong portrait photographs, use the background elements as graphic opportunities to pull readers or viewers into the photo. Notice how the lines of the Bank of America atrium frame the subject, and how the distant tower adds visual depth and layering.

Background are critical in portrait photography. That's obvious. But this goes beyond just making sure a stray tree or telephone pole isn't growing out of your subject's head. To make strong portrait photographs, use the background elements as graphic opportunities to pull readers or viewers into the photo. Notice how the lines of the Bank of America atrium frame the subject, and how the distant tower adds visual depth and layering.