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Portraiture Is Different Than Other Photography

Austin photographer Kirk Tuck explains the difference between portraiture and other forms of photography:

[O]nly (good and great) portraiture requires the photographer to enter into a relationship, a rapport and a collaboration with the subject. No one walks in cold and, on meeting a portrait subject for the first time, fires off five or six frames, deludes themself that they have a perfect shot, and terminates the session. Unless your only goal it a clinical documentation of the person in front of the camera. 

In other words, you have to develop a connection and get to know another human being. That isn’t easy.

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