Portrait photography has never been my strong point.  Admittedly one of the biggest reasons for that is my comfort level (or lack thereof) with photographing people.  As a result I have never put much effort into developing portrait skills.  But it is one area of photography I have always wanted to push myself into and at the very least become comfortable with it.

Anyone in the same boat and with an interest in improving both their portrait photography skills as well as polishing up on their social skills I came across a great photography project, 100 Strangers. The premise is pretty simple, we learn best by doing.  The goal is to approach 100 people (no time limits, its not a race or competition, but a method for improving your photography) and make a portrait of them that tells a story of who they are.  The story telling means you can work on your photojournalist skills as well since you need to learn a bit about your subject and convey that through their portrait (as any good portrait should do).  The photos are posted on the 100 Strangers Flickr group.

I have not taken the plunge into the 100 Strangers project yet, but I am toying…

2 Responses to “Portrait Photography – 100 Strangers”

  1. Mike Wilson

    on November 8 2012

    The photos I have seen of people you have posted are very good. I think you will do a great job. :)

  2. Mike

    on November 9 2012

    Thank you!

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