You can have the most expensive camera, the sharpest lenses, top of the range studio lighting and still end up with a boring image. How often have I heard the comment from a subject 'I always look awful in photographs'.
The problem with many photographers they are too interested in the equipment and don't pay enough attention to the needs of their subject.
|Pam Pettit Jackson in UWA Extension Portrait Workshop © Dale Neill|
Next time you take a portrait try to imagine a sign on the subject's forehead that reads
'Make Me Feel Special'
Master Photographer Dale Neill's Portrait Course Photographing Faces is on Sunday 15 March - theory in the morning, practical shoot with models in the afternoon plus a review night mid-week.
If you think you've got the talent your best portrait shot could win the 2015 Fremantle International Portrait Prize with $12,000 in prizes.