Portrait photography features a person or group of people that displays the expression, personality, and mood of the subject. Like other types of portraiture, the focus of the photo is usually the person’s face, although the entire body and the background may be included.
The quality of a portrait photo relies on the photographer’s ability to take advantage of the subject’s pose and the light that is around him. The light, of course, doesn’t have to be natural. So many photographers use artificial light that this has become nowadays a sine que non condition of photography.
However, the photographers are creative apply other small techniques to make sure a portrait photo has the desired outcome and you will see some of these in the pictures below. One example would be colorful elements that are contrasting with the subject.