The main thing to remember when striving to succeed in photographing portraits is to always capture your subject’s best side. Shoot your subjects as joyful, optimistic, happy and relaxed to capture emotions or behaviors that are positive. By doing this, you’ll be approaching success in capturing appealing images. In addition, you can take images of your subject when they appear more serious or focused. As an example, taking an image of a musician playing an instrument. Your musician may not attempt smiling or they may not even acknowledge your presence but obviously, you’re capturing them deep in concentration, doing exactly what they love the most. This can make for emotionally and artistically rich images. Of course, posing your subjects is also important.