Why I Attended The Portrait Masters Conference

One rather unique piece to this conference was the ample time we had to shoot. No matter your skill level, there’s always something to learn as a photographer. Sue’s team had set up dozens of shooting areas with styled models and assistants, ready to help with posing. It was a great opportunity to try out new techniques, perfect posing guidance, and just build confidence for the newer photographers.

What's the Difference Between a Headshot and a Portrait?

In simplest terms, a professional headshot is a type of portrait. A headshot is a tightly cropped photo of the face, from the shoulders up. The subject is camera aware — typically looking right in the lens. A portrait is a much broader term — essentially any image where the subject is aware she’s being photographed (even if she’s not looking at the camera).