Take some environmental portraits and then drop by our forum’s portrait area to share them with us. 9. Fortunately, any human can be a portrait model although you probably want to find someone better looking than Scottie pipped. Place the subject on one side of the image and have them look into space not the camera towards the other side of the frame. 4. Often a reflector is placed below the subject's face to provide fill light and soften shadows. If a model says he or she is willing to do a FTP shoot, that means you won’t have to pay them, but can compensate them with the photos from the shoot instead. For all the twitter and face book haters, or just for fans of good Al’ email the oldest and biggest social network. For this reason, in photography a portrait is generally not a snapshot, but a composed image of a person in a still position. Are there particular parts of their body or items of what they wear that are important to what they do for a living or a hobby?