This month's photography challenge is: Portraits!!! Lets take our portrait skills to the next level.
This challenge is designed to get you taking more photos of people. You can make a portrait of a friend, family or stranger. This won't be a street style portrait, but slightly more formal but casual. The subject will be posing for your portrait. You are encouraged to use a on camera flash or off camera flash, reflector or other light modifier to help properly illuminate your subject.
You can photograph your subject near a window or out of doors in the shade. If you shoot in the direct sunlight you will probably need to use a flash or reflector for fill. The below samples are a few different samples of portraits to give you an idea of what you might consider, but you can be as creative as you like. Subject should be very recognizable and this is not a self portrait.
You can use a large lens opening to help blur your background if you like. Notice how several of the sample photos are using color to help separate the subject from the background. Notice the composition.
Most of the photos below were shot professionally, but none of the photos below are beyond basic skills, although most of the images below are using either a flash or reflector as fill. You should seriously consider trying this out. If you don't have a reflector you can buy a piece of white foam core at an art store for a couple of bucks.
Links to help you: How to use a reflector (Please watch part 2 also)
How to use a off camera flash
Gallery will become available on the 30th of June.