It has been a long time since I venture into portraiture and fashion modeling photography. For the most part, I have been photographing the streets and the people around them. In street photography you run into an opportunity or two to do a candid portrait or ask an interesting person for a posed portrait. Street photography requires the photographer to be quick to recognize an image, scene or situation. Often times, it’s recognizing interesting locations then wait for people to fill in the gaps then quickly snap away.
Portrait photography requires completely different, or opposite, skills for photographers. First and foremost, the photographer’s rapport with the model is critical and probably most important. Portrait photography gives a photographer the opportunity to create an interesting image rather than recognize when to click the shutter.