For my fourth portrait of this series, here’s Rashawna, who I’ve met and photographed on several occasions. I made a Drink and Click portrait of Rashawna and Vivian back in 2018. That was one of my favorite portraits in my lit by smartphone sub-genre.
From what I know, Rashawna has a more flamboyant outgoing style, which I caught in this pose. That’s in contrast with yesterday’s quiet portrait of Jyoti.
As I become more experienced with portraiture, I’m trying to capture the subject’s personality. I encourage my subjects to move away from the standard model poses — which some fall into automatically. I’m still not very proficient in directing people. That’s something that I need to improve upon.
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