Isn’t she sweet? She is Daneng, just 5-years old, the daughter of the owner of the villa where we stayed in Bali.
For me, her smile just brightened up my day. Being a creative photographer is not quite enough. To build rapport with the subject that I photograph seems more crucial than any other element in portrait photography.
When the person being photographed is relaxed and feels comfortable with the photographer, the true nature and best characteristics of the person can be captured accurately in the photograph.
Portrait Photography is all about looking at your own photograph and feeling good about yourself. Don’t you think so?