“If these pictures have anything important to say to future generations, it's this... I was here! I existed! I was young, I was happy, and someone cared enough about me in this world... to take my picture.”

― Robin Williams

Creating a captivating portrait image is more difficult than simply posing one’s subject. Creating compelling portrait images should capture a subject's personality and convey some level of attitude and emotion. The composition should take advantage of surroundings and a subject's natural features to further enhance the mood of the image.