5 winning portrait photography ideas

(Image credit: Ricardo Williams)

What makes a great portrait? Is it the sitter? Is it how the image is processed? Is it how they look into the camera? How they dress? Makeup? Pose? There are so many  elements to think about when it comes to portraiture. A portrait not only says a lot about the subject but also the photographer!  

Here are five pictures from the portrait category of Digital Camera magazine's 2019 Young Photographer of the Year and Photographer of the Year competitions that we have received so far. 

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The sister print publication to this website, Digital Camera Magazine is Britain's best-selling photography publication – and it can also be purchased outside the United Kingdom as Digital Camera World. 

Digital Camera Magazine is packed with more expert advice and more inspirational images than any other title, with the sole aim of helping you become a better photographer. Every issue we also bring you a selection of great gifts which are designed to help you get more from your photography – everything from tips cards and cheat sheets to free software and bookazines. 

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