Imagine having a recipe with two ingredients but with no guidance or explanation of how to measure or mix the components.
That’s exactly how a portrait is made.
Here’s what you need:
Here are the directions:
-combine both ingredients in proportion to what will result in a favorable outcome.
This guidance is perfectly reasonable for a true artist. Not surprisingly, it would be infuriating to someone who wants to get a good grade on the test.
Like anything else, the doing gets easier with practice.
About the author: I am Stephen Kennedy, an experienced photographer with more than 2300 completed sessions in all 50 US states.
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