Reading Response 8

Feature photos are some of the most entertaining pictures to take. In chapter 4, it mentions that feature photos are timeless and with news, you have to be timely. These types of photos never get old, and I think that’s why I like them so much. Everyone loves a picture that never loses its touch. It also talked about good subjects to shoot when shooting feature photographs, and I couldn’t agree more that kids are some of your best subjects. I feel like they are the ones who are going to give you the most entertainment because you never what they are going to do. Surprises are sometimes the best things in pictures. Kobre mentions that candids and silhouettes are good feature photos. A candid gives the picture a more natural look, and a silhouette gives the picture an artsy look, which everyone likes to look at. Sometimes, for features, you have to be in the right place at the right time, or you can be in your own home and shoot features. They are fun and usually end up being those photos that you cherish forever.

In chapter 5, Kobre talks about portraits. As a photojournalist, you have a choice to make portraits very interested or very entertaining. I believe the ones in the book happen to be very entertaining. I like what it says about putting your subject at ease. You want them to feel as comfortable as possible and act like the camera is not there. I know many photographers that have different techniques to loosen up there subject like the book mentions. It’s important because you want to capture their true self. It mentions that we should get to know our subject. This is so true because if you don’t know who you are photographing, your photos aren’t going to turn out like you want them to. Portraits identify people so why not make it fun?

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