Did You Start Out Shooting Portraits?
We all come from different backgrounds in the art & creative world. Did you originally start out shooting portraits right away when you decided to explore photography? Or were you shooting a different genre? Or better yet, did you practice a different art form and how does that influence your style when you take a portrait?
I came from more of a landscape & outdoor/wildlife style, I believe that's why I have a habit of lining up photos as if I was shooting a landscape image. I also have a trick where I take a portrait when my subject least expects it (whenever having a conversation or taking a small break), that's when I find my subjects behaving their most natural selves. Hence a more natural and engaging expression. (an example is in the photo attached.) When shooting wildlife, you have to be ready at any moment, that's where I picked this up.
It's not exactly an advantage or a fault, I just feel it's engraved in my style whenever I go to take a portrait. What about you?