When you’re searching for the perfect photo to show off your collection, you might want to make sure you’ve got the right stuff.
There are lots of things to consider when choosing a photo, from the type of lens used to capture the image, to the type and type of subject matter.
And there are some guidelines you need to follow when choosing the right shots, like when you can’t tell whether a photo was taken in the US or the UK.
We spoke to photographer David Schuster, who specializes in portraits, to find out which is best for your purposes.
Here’s a rundown of what to consider before you decide to go for the shot.
The best place to start is with a few of the most iconic American presidents.
“For a portrait of President Donald Trump, you can use his signature, his signature hair and beard, or even his signature tie,” says Schuster.
The same goes for presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama.
Schuster says if you can find something similar to that, you’ll have a better shot at finding the perfect shot.
“I think for portraits of Presidents Obama and Bush, you’re going to have a pretty good shot, because they’re usually dressed in suits, and they’ve got some type of tie,” he says.
The main thing you should look for is the subject matter and the lighting.
If the subject is in a light suit or tie, there’s a good chance you’ll be able to pick out the perfect shots.
“If the subject’s in a suit, you have to be a little more cautious because it’s a little bit hard to tell,” says Adam Roesler, who edits The Art of Photography.
“The problem with this is that the subject has a very specific look to it, so it doesn’t really have a lot of personality.”
For example, there may be a lot going on around Trump, and you’ll need to look for something similar.
“A lot of people say that portraits of presidents are really about the background,” says Roesling.
“And I think that’s true in the sense that there’s often a lot more to the subject than the background.
But for a portrait, there can be a bit more to it.”
There are some general guidelines for choosing the best shots, including when you need the subject to be white, and if it’s something you’d like to show your children, if it should be a child or a sibling.
“One of the first things that you’re looking for when choosing portraits is that you should find something that captures your mood,” says Rick Faucher, who writes the Photography of Presidents blog.
“So if you want to be funny, be a good dad, or be a nice guy, you need something that’s funny, good looking, and is appropriate for you.”
If the image is too small, or you’re not sure if it would be appropriate to use for a large-format print, you should probably just avoid it.
“Don’t be afraid to use a photo for a larger format,” says Fauchler.
“There are people who really love the way that a small-format photo works, and there are people that hate it.
But that’s what we’re trying to find here.
We’re trying the best we can to get the best results, but if you have a question about a photo that you think would work, feel free to reach out.”
And of course, remember to be careful about what you choose to show, especially if it might be something that might be controversial.
“People love to show portraits of politicians,” says Laila A. Rees, who is also the founder of the popular Instagram account White Privilege.
“They want to show politicians as black, they want to put them in a box.
And so I think if you do it that way, you are going to be in a bad place.”