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Christian Kieffer

Close-Up Portraits

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Getting all up in the face of your subject takes a certain amount of bravado, and a certain kind of subject - usually one who is relatively relaxed about having a camera up close, or who doesn’t realise that you’ve got quite a long lens on for portrait photography. Close-up portraits can be a particularly revealing type of likeness - one that doesn’t spare the details - but as a way to take the viewer more deeply into the person, a portrait that focuses mainly on the face can’t be beaten. Slightly longer-than-standard lenses are a good idea, as those shot with a wider angle lens can introduce some interesting but less than flattering distortion.

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Entries closed
22 November 2023

22 November 2023 to 30 November 2023

Winners announced
30 November 2023

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