Last week, Andrew was kind enough to allow me to take his portrait. I took 72 exposures and spent time editing three candidates. I'm not quite sure that the one I settled on (above) is my favorite of the three. It was taken rather close and wide so there is some distortion in the image. It doesn't look bad per se, but I think I like the other two candidates (below) better as photographs. The problem with both is that his face is obscured - either by his sunglasses or by looking off to the side. For a portrait, I wanted to see more of his face. I tried to play this up by bringing more light into his eyes and face. I think it works well, but learned a few lessons from this shoot about what makes a portrait a portrait. I like the framing, but wish I would have stepped back and zoomed in for a more natural shape and included more of his arms. I don't mind his hands - I think they add an interesting element - but would have liked to have provided more context for the viewer.
Hopefully, these are considerations I'll become more accustomed to thinking about going forward.