Photography is magic and to have one’s digital images is almost a must today because of the online acitivities like Social Networks. There is however one factor which should be seirously concidered while going for a nice portrait.
While being photgraphed we are expecting OUR image to be taken. Wrong! What comes up is the image of the photographer :), I mean of his/her inner world.
This is something I have noticed long ago and it keeps puzzling me. For instance, people who are strong and positive may not look so when photgraphed by some weired personalities. I remember once my sister who is a true angel, went for a professional photosession by one popular photographer in Germany. What came out waqs that she almost looked like a prostitute! – because that guy’s shooting style and perception was this way (we checked this other works, all the same).
There is so much magic about the photography, and the main secret of it is… that the beauty is indeed in the eye of the boholder!
P.S. The great Indian poet and Philosopher, Rabindranat Tagore said “In Art, man reveals himself and not his objects.”…I guess this is exactly what I meant, if we concider photography an Art.
Agree. You can learn a lot about person by looking at the photographs he or she is making. Or about relationships between photographer and the one who is being photographed. Somehow I come up best on the pictures made by my husband 🙂
This is my post from 5 years ago on the subject: http://alenok.livejournal.com/106354.html
It is true, the best images of me were taken by my dear husband. 🙂