Travel portraits are often the most memorable and dramatic pictures you will bring home. Here we examine three portraits, each of which illustrates different techniques in travel photography.
Fill the frame.

Oftentimes the easiest way to get a striking, attention-grabbing image is to get as close as possible. Fill the frame with your subject’s face, or, as in this case, focus on a single captivating feature.

Photo : Stuck in Customs

Provide context.

Other times, the key is keeping your distance and allowing your subject to go on about his / her activities.

Photo : Christian Bachellier

Capture subject’s personality.

The most engaging travel portraits reveal subtext, personality. Here we not only see the details of this stoic man’s face but also the curiosity that plays just beneath the surface.

Photo : jonrawlinson

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