He/she was talking about shooting portraits. He/she did not say he/she was shooting models or making pretty pictures.
I am now learning to draw - portraits in particular. And obviously "portraits" mean a whole lot more than pretty models or photographing people in studios. We are not talking about street photography, or or photojournalist. Those are different.
We are talking about making portraits - of people. And there is a lot more than pretty models.
Obviously I mistook the TS's intention. Now I know he was actually talking about making pretty pictures of pretty models. Not "portrait" per se.
For me... a definite YES!!!
That is why I always insist a professional MUA for all my organised shoots be it community shoot or theme shoot. A good makeup makes hell lot of different. And I would never save on that! Furthermore in my context, for organised shoot, the cost including my studio rental, etc, already been calculated and shared out by all the participants. As such I believe it is my job as a organiser to provide the best possible for all the participants.
TS, wants to join my shoots? :P
Portraiture photography is a general term. It simply means taking photographs/picture of another person/group. As a photographer, your job is to make the subject, your model, (need not to be professional model, could also mean your wife, friend, etc, and most importantly need not always be females.), look at his/her best in the photographs.
To a professional photographer, he might think that portraiture is only for commerical jobs like fashion, glamour, magazine, etc. Actually I see it both as same. As long as you're commissioned to take a photograph of a person, be he/she you know or not, it is your duty to make the subject looks at his/her best.
Actually I like shooting there also. For come reasons, Indians love to pose for you. Just ask them nicely, they are more than willing to let you to photograph them.
Unlike Chinatown, although the place is full of interesting buildings and stuff but the ppl are not as friendly. Ever kenna stalk by a Ah Sor thinking I am photographing her for 2 streets. Really crazy woman!.
So it seems that most people who polled believes in MUA. So should we have one provided for all future shoots?
I mean the those POSTERS on the wall of little india....
look at the model picture posted here, so many of them does not look like humans, the skin is so smooth, so flawless, better than baby skin, macham like GOD like Fairy liao.