One of the biggest appeals of portraiture has to be the intensity of the final shot. Through a camera lens, we are able to lay bare the person being photographed. The subject may choose to share a certain side to them, or make direct eye contact with the camera, perhaps. The lack of additional aspects of the final shot is what makes a portrait so effective. By having such a minimal focus; you truly ensure maximum exposure. There are no distractions, and no need to force any particular effect with portraiture. It can be simplistic in form, but it is due to this that more can be explored with the subject, whether that’s a busy mum or a child celebrating their first birthday.