I've run across millions of sites, books, tutorial videos etc. "about portraits", but most of them break down to lighting and posing (which is as important I guess).
Those are often lacking the philosophy on how/why/what to do in order to achieve a certain "communication" between the subject/photographer and the viewer and extract the essence (true or not) from the subject.
It's even hard to explain what I'm really asking, but simplified:
- What is a difference between a technically and visually spotless "picture of a person" and an actual "portrait of who someone is (or is not, regardless)".
- How to actually achieve this?
The first question isn't lacking answers, but the second one is what I'm actually asking...
Any books, sites, tutorials, names, or if you have a simple straight forward answer would be greatly appreciated.