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Photography 7: Portraits.

Updated on November 1, 2015


This hub is all about taking Portrait photo's with a cell phone Camera.

Portraits can be fun and beautiful, art in its own sense. Here follows some portraits that I took over a period of time and compiled this as an example.

Portraits does not only mean people but can also be bees or animals ect. Portraits are easy to take; especialy children who love to pose for a photo.

You can experiment with different angles, positions and lighting, but always remember the background is important when taking any photograph.

You can practice with any willing model. Even your mother in law!


For other uses, see Portrait (disambiguation).

A portrait is a painting, photograph, sculpture, or other artistic representation of a person, in which the face and its expression is predominant. The intent is to display the likeness, personality, and even the mood of the person.

For this reason, in photography a portrait is generally not a snapshot, but a composed image of a person in a still position. A portrait often shows a person looking directly at the painter or photographer, in order to most successfully engage the subject with the viewer.

Young Girl.

This lovely child really touched our hearts. This photo was taken at a Fun day. The young girl in the picture got her face painted by one of the other youngsters. Even though she was at the Fun Day without her family, she was so full of joy and laughter, it was heartwarming and sad at the same time.

Young Girl.

There is something so beatiful in the way a child and animal love one another. This picture portrays that perfectly.

Leizelle and Baby.

This wistful expression looks so endearing on this young dog's face. So full of trust and love.


This young boy was so engrossed with filling the Koi pond that he did not realise we were about to take a picture untill he looked up. What beautiful eyes he has.

Young Boy.

This was one of my soft portaits of Sharon. Not the clearest photo, but stunning in its own way. This was a practice shot and I have included it as an example.


There is nothing that can portray peace as much as a sleepimg baby. Simone was snuggled up in her blanket with not a care in the world.


Cindy in her pajamas, ready for bed. Her beautiful big blue eyes almost dominate her face.


This little girl's smile almost wrapped around her face when we took a photo of her.


Smiling at the camera with a touch of mischief.


Friends enjoying having thier picture taken.


This man looked like he was enjoying the soccer spirit during the 2010 World cup.


Imquisitive and wary. All in one look.


Regal and innocent.


Emily enjoying her cheese curls. Notice the questioning look as she is caught unexpectedly.

Emily on her birthday.

Are my teeth clean? I brushed them.



Caleb was abused by his parents on Laigan's second birthday party. They loved him to the point of abuse! This two photos was taken at the party and tell its own story!

Caleb being loved by his parents!

Cat and Caleb!

Fashion shots.

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© 2011 Louis Fourie


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      Sandra 2 years ago

      Superb inmaifotron here, ol'e chap; keep burning the midnight oil.

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      Louis Fourie 6 years ago from Johannesburg, South Africa

      Thank you, Duchess and Raymond. Yes, a smiling face is a joy to behold and I love to share my love for people and photography. :)

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      Duchess OBlunt 6 years ago

      Love your collection of pictures. Well done. Thanks for sharing

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      Raymond Tremain 6 years ago

      Great pictures here my friend well done, nothing like a smilely face is there.