Portrait photography or portraiture is the capture by means of photography of the likeness of a person or a small group of people (a group portrait), in which the face and expression is predominant. The objective is to display the likeness, personality, and even the mood of the subject. Like other types of portraiture, the focus of the photograph is the person’s face, although the entire body and the background may be included. A portrait is generally not a snapshot, but a composed image of a person in a still position. A portrait often shows a person looking directly at the camera.

Unlike many other photography styles, the subjects of portrait photography are often non-professional models. Family portraits commemorating special occasions, such as graduations or weddings, may be professionally produced or may be vernacular and are most often intended for private viewing rather than for public exhibition.

However, many portraits are created for public display ranging from fine art portraiture, to commercial portraiture such as might be used to illustrate a company’s annual report, to promotional portraiture such a might be found on a book jacket showing the author of the book.

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Below we present outstanding examples of Portrait Photography. All photos are linked and lead to the sources from which they were taken. Please feel free to explore further works of these photographers on their collections or their personal sites.


Photo By : Lifeware


Photo By : Tomek Dyczewski


Photo By : Bread and Shutter

Photo By : Dmitry Ageev


Photo By : CARLOS DUARTE


Photo By : Stefan Beutler


Photo By : Vedran Vidak


Photo By : Magda Berny


Photo By : Taci


Photo By : Zoltan Huszti


Photo By : Andre Arment


Photo By : Jennifer


Photo By : Tatjana galic


Photo By : Sugeng Sutanto


Photo By : Andy Kämpf


Photo By : Nicolas Marino


Photo By : Fadi Tarawneh


Photo By : LJ


Photo By : Tuan Trinh


Photo By : Iker Iglesias


Photo By : LJ


Photo By : Andre du Plessis


Photo By : Rudi Kokic


Photo By : Bela Benedek


Photo By : Dr Mimi


Photo By : Leo


Photo By : Shirren Lim


Photo By : Tatsuo Suzuki


Photo By : Raphael Guarino


Photo By : Murad halimoglu


Photo By : Bela Benedek

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