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 : 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