Showcase of Portrait Photography

In the past we’ve published showcases of landscape photography, architecture photography, animal photography, and other topics. Today we’re focusing on people and portrait photography. In this post you’ll find 30 examples of outstanding portrait photography. We hope that these photos will provide inspiration for your own work. If you see something you like, click on the image or the credit link to be led to the source.

Portrait Photography

Photo credit: Joanna Kustra

Portrait Photography

Photo credit: Brad Trent

Portrait Photography

Photo credit: Jamie Kingham

Portrait Photography

Photo credit: Hugh Hamilton

Portrait Photography

Photo credit: David Terrazas

Portrait Photography

Photo credit: Lance Dawes

Portrait Photography

Photo credit: Mike Campau

Portrait Photography

Photo credit: Victor Eredel

Portrait Photography

Photo credit: David Terrazas

Portrait Photography

Photo credit: Joanna Kustra

Portrait Photography

Photo credit: Lance Dawes

Portrait Photography

Photo credit: David Terrazas

Portrait Photography

Photo credit: Bruno Paixao

Portrait Photography

Photo credit: Patrick Mattison

Portrait Photography

Photo credit: Alan Shapiro

Portrait Photography

Photo credit: Alan Shapiro

Portrait Photography

Photo credit: Jeff Martin

Portrait Photography

Photo credit: Jeroen Hofman

Portrait Photography

Photo credit: Hernan Corera

Portrait Photography

Photo credit: Hernan Corera

Portrait Photography

Photo credit: Milan Josipovic

Portrait Photography

Photo credit: Jose Ferreira

Portrait Photography

Photo credit: Andy Cantillon

Portrait Photography

Photo credit: Eolo Perfido

Portrait Photography

Photo credit: Bill Wadman

Portrait Photography

Photo credit: Alim Goodja

Portrait Photography

Photo credit: Alim Goodja

Portrait Photography

Photo credit: Thomas Cristofoletti

Portrait Photography

Photo credit: Thomas Cristofoletti

Portrait Photography

Photo credit: Miller Mobley

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  • Litmusbranding, April 26, 2011

    nice piece of work. Its great collection of portrait. portrait of child with football and lady with pink hair is beautiful. thanks for sharing

  • Harry Hilders, April 26, 2011

    Great these portraits. Thanks for sharing!

  • David, April 26, 2011

    Great collection of portraits. I’m not crazy, the one is Morgan Freeman right?

  • MFCarter, April 26, 2011

    Oops. Made an error in typing in my last post.

    Amazing variety and beauty here. Thanks for the post and your hard work in putting it all together.

  • Website Design Merseyside, April 26, 2011

    Great selection of portraits, these are fantastic

  • Rebecca, April 26, 2011

    Great collection. I like the variety (some b/w, different lighting effects, creative cropping) as it showcases how interesting portrait photography can be.

  • SampeiMihira, April 26, 2011

    Many thanks, these portraits let us perceive souls within bodies.

  • Erika Koenig, April 27, 2011

    Thanks, these are really wonderful and every single one captures an essence distilled…

  • Jahangir, April 28, 2011

    Interesting portrait photos you have collected.

    The beauty I see in these photos is that each and every photo is telling you a story, specially the old people’s faces have all the story of their lives. You can see “hope” in the eyes, happiness and sadness.

    Like it :)

  • mikhail kibalchenko, April 28, 2011

    great portraits. would be nice to know techniques behind them
    misha

  • Jason, April 29, 2011

    Nice collection, good mix of styles!
    There’s even more great image in the links below each portrait.
    Thanks again,

  • kendra, May 1, 2011

    This is a great photo collection! I love the highlight and shadows values of each. It really expresses the emotion of the people in the photos.

  • eric, May 9, 2011

    A very nice selection!

  • kari, May 10, 2011

    WOW……. Fantastic pictures.

  • Yos Wisnu, May 12, 2011

    Great collection and variety! I love coming across post’s like these

  • photographer in aberdeen, August 10, 2011

    Love these portraits! definitely gives me some inspiration to make my work better :D

  • Yucel, October 24, 2012

    Great mix of varying and fabulous portrait styles… thanks for showing how so many styles may convey character in the image.