Not An Illusion


Good portraits aren’t created with smoke, mirrors, and sleight of hand. Good portraits aren’t meant to fool, confuse, or deceive the viewer.

A good portrait is done with skillful lighting, smart technique, creative solutions, a good way with people, and an enthusiasm for the craft.

It’s easy to check out the work of a photographer online. Hard to do with some of the other professions, but photos tell the story. Look for versatility, expressiveness, and the ability to capture the intangible qualities of a person.

Examine what you see with a critical eye and be a sharp cookie. Make judgements–it's what we use to separate excellence from run of the mill.

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