Established in 2013 by MainStreetHost and taken on by Alex Luyckx Photography in 2015, #photochat is a community of photography professionals and enthusiasts who congregate to talk shop and discuss anything and everything photography. To participate in our weekly chat (every Thursday at 1:00pm) search the #photochat hashtag to see the conversation, or find me at @AlexLuyckxPhoto on Twitter for more info. Be sure to include the hashtag in your tweets to answer the questions and talk with the other participants.

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Our Topic for today, 18 November 2021, is all about Portrait Work!

Question 1 – How do you generally approach your portrait photography?
Question 2 – How do you make your subjects more comfortable? How do you make yourself more comfortable?
Question 3 – Formal Posed Work or Informal?
Question 4 – What is your go-to camera setup for portraiture?
Question 5 – Share any portraits you’re particularly proud of!

Past topics have included: Difficult Situations, Minimalisim, Gear Aqusisition Syndrome, Instant Photography (2021), This or That (Film), This Or That (Digital), Shooters Gotta Shoot, Bad Weather, Snapshots, Social Media, Back to School (2021), Photography Projects (2021), Printing Your Work, Film Photography (2021), Other Hobbies, Inspiration, Show & Share (Summer 2021), Summertime Fun, Four Favourites, Going Long, Going Wide, Sequential Photography, “FAST” Photography, Slow Photography, Classic Lenses, Macro Photography, Buying New Gear (2021), Photographic Community (2021), Wishful Thinking, Concert Photography, This or That (2021), Importance of Photography, Phontography, Getting to Know You (2021), Beating the blahs, Film Chemestry (2021), Favourite Things, Least of These, Year in Review (2020), Shopping, Portfolios, Photography & Mental Health, Photographic Chemistry, Travel (2020), Film is Alive, Dead Film Formats, Picking Gear, Toy Cameras (2020), Photographic Rituals, Lenses, Photobooks, Photographic Dreams, Inspiration, Photographic Regrets, Landscape Photography, Portrait Photography, Photo Projects, Metering, Telephoto Lenses, Strange Photography, Editing Your Work, Film Development, Instant Photography (2020), Composition, Blogging (2020), Collecting, Photography in the Media, Small Photography (2020), Your Kit, Show & Tell (2020) Backups (2020), FP4Party, Daily Carry, Publishing, All About the Love, Gear Aquision, Photography Events, Storytelling, The Winter Blahs, The Five W’s (2020), A Year in Review (2019), Family Time, Show & Tell (2019), The Photographic Community, Your Photography Journey, Social Media, Buying a New Camera, Photography Desires, Photographic Misconceptions, Toy Cameras (2019), Software, Camera Bags, Dealing with Disaster, Photography as a Profession, Photography as a Hobby, Teaching the Craft (2019), Flash (2019), Film Photography (2019) Photographic ‘Zines, Handling Critisim, The Roadtrip, Grab-And-Go, Photographic Anxieties, Culling, Photojournalisim, Classic Lenses, Self-Improvement, Websites, Portfolios, This or That, Work Flow (2019), Film Processing, Processing, Photographic Perceptions, Street Photography (2019), Printing (2019), Brand Loyalities, Couples, Slowing Down, Quick Thinking, Why are you a Photographer (2019), Sensitive Subjects (2019) Bad Weather, Photographic Goals (2019)

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