I have been asked “What’s the difference between a snapshot and a candid portrait?” more times than I can count recently. It’s a reasonable question given I’m a photographer, and a portrait photographer at that. To help blur the line further, I have a strong dislike for posed portraits and prefer a more candid, photojournalistic style. That likely explains why so many parents tell me I’ve captured their child’s personality. Perfectly!
So, for me, distinguishing snapshots from portraits, even candid photojournalistic portraits, comes down to a combination of five (5) key elements. While every portrait may not have all of these elements, a professional photographer is likely thinking about each and every one of these every time the shutter closes.
I have developed an email training series that describes these differences in a way newbie, amateur and even professional photographers can understand and apply.
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