Child portrait in black and white

What makes a great portrait photograph?

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Good composition, lighting and an engaged subject. Sounds simple doesn’t it? I haven’t added up all the money I have spent on my photographic training over the years, but if I did, it would probably run into tens of thousands of pounds.

There is always something new to learn. I don’t believe your training is ever complete and my husband is convinced I love a course. As long as I learn one new thing I am happy.

One thing I do know is that I can love a portrait that is technically correct – great composition, and lighting on the child’s face, but their parent will prefer one that is not so well lit or composed, but their child has this amazing expression that captures them to a tee.

About the photographer: Sue is a professional portrait photographer based in Harlow, Essex and she specialises in baby and child portraiture. Being a parent, she understands just how special your child is to you and her aim is to produce a collection of images that are natural and meaningful to your family. No two moments are ever the same and she wants to perfectly capture those early precious memories and the natural character of your child. For more information please call 01279 433392, visit the Sue Kennedy Photography website and follow Sue on Facebook or Instagram.

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