Portrait photography is focused on capturing the essence of the sitter as the subject matter. Traditionally, portraiture involves the subject in eye contact with the viewer of the image. However, contemporary portraits can reveal a great deal about the subject through different perspectives; down-turned or closed eyes, a rear view or silhouette and even includes self-portraits. In this article we will look at conceptual portraiture, model portfolios, celebrity portraiture for musicians, actors, artist and dancers, and pet portraiture.

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