This portrait seems rather simple at first but people tend to naturally give it a second glance or to stop a while to study it. The overall lighting and the placement of the subject are perfect. He is the focus of the picture and the eyes of someone looking at the photograph are drawn to focus on his – you then stop to stare. As a New York Headshot Photographer, one of the most satisfying effects you hope to have on persons viewing your work is that they stop to stare at it. When they do, you know your work is stirring thoughts and emotions within them. What exactly those thoughts and emotions are and whether they match the ones you are trying to evoke with your work, are the two things you may never discover. Seasoned New York Headshot Photographers, however, know how to use the various elements of a portrait to bring about precisely (or as close to as possible) the feelings they intend. With time and experience, a photographer learns the nuances of subject placement, when to go for straight-on shots and when those are best avoided. You develop a heightened perception of the lighting and of each and every object picked up by the lens of your camera. You are able to direct your subject in body placement and, better still, you acquire the ability to work with whatever body language they are transmitting. However, some of the ways in which you manipulate and use the elements of a particular portrait are completely intuitive – you just seem to know what needs to be done. No doubt about it, headshot photography is as much a skill that can be learnt and honed, as it is an innate capability that often cannot be explained.
Location: New York, NY.