Title: EAT SLEEP READ.
I know this is going to get some people up in arms… but sometimes a portrait doesn’t have to have your subjects face as the main focal point. How dare I say that, right?
Take the photo above of my barista friend Cam, while I have plenty of shots of him with his face being the main focal point in this shot I made his new font based tattoo the focal point. Yes, you can still see his face clearly enough to classify it as a portrait - but the sharpness in the photo comes from the tattoo. I also played with framing to give motion to the photo and decided on a semi-tight crop.
So there you have it… I think this one turned out awesome. Enjoy.