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Creative 52: Weekly Projects to Invigorate Your Photography Portfolio by Lindsay Adler

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Challenge 2. Create a Portrait of Someone Without Showing the Face

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When you hear the word “portrait,” you probably envision a photograph of someone’s face. The image in your mind likely includes a subject who is posed and gazing back at the camera. But what if you can’t see their face at all? What if the person isn’t even in the frame? Perhaps that individual’s defining element isn’t their face.

In this challenge, you must communicate the essence of one or more individuals without the ease of allowing their faces or expressions to tell the story for you.

Can you capture that individual’s essence by showing only a part of them? Or, create their portrait using items that are near and dear to them? You could even get creative by eliminating ...

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