Portrait of young girl in the leaves by Jacqueline C Agentis
In addition to capturing the emotion of the moment, one of the most important elements of a portrait is the technical perspective. For this shot, I got down in the leaves on my belly. Shooting down on the subject in this shot would not have worked! You especially do this for children, not only to build trust, but also to get the correct perspective. For this nest shot I was on the child’s level and developed trust enough where she wanted to show me things like this stone.
Portrait of a girl showing off a stone she found, by Jacqueline C Agentis
Perspective in the two images above are obvious. Giving perspective attention with kids a bit taller can be subtle but just as important. I am much taller then these three; but I crouched down for the shot. The photo below shows that I am at eye level of the subjects. In the end, it does come down to the impact or interpretation you want to give the viewer.
Proud sisters on the beach in white. Boca Raton, Florida by Jacqueline C Agentis
In the end though, it does come down to the impact or interpretation you want to portray.