I’m not a huge fan of Degas, but I do like his ballerina series. They are impressionistic and much more beautiful than most of his other work, in my opinion. His other work seems a little dark, but his ballerinas are simply stunning.
A professional portrait is better than a selfie if you are trying to make an impression. Business profiles deserve the professional touch. A selfie sends the wrong message to potential clients.
There is a rule in my studio. It is called the Rule of Mutual Respect. This is what it means…
If I ask someone to pose a certain way for a photo, and they say they don’t want to, I won’t ask again. On the other hand, if they ask me to photograph them a certain way, and I don’t want to, they don’t ask again.
Someone said color is only a distraction when it comes to good photography. I put my camera in black and white mode and went out taking pictures. It’s true. You pay more attention to composition and lighting when shooting in B&W. Color is a distraction.
The distinguishing feature between a good photographer and a mediocre photographer is the placement of the hands. The hands of the subject tell the whole story. If the hands aren’t right, it’s a bad portrait. Plain and simple.