Photo by Passion Passport community member Can Ahtam

 What truly characterizes a successful portrait? And what role does portrait photography have in travel? There is something so thought-provoking, so emotionally engaging about a focused picture of a human. Unlike landscapes and other forms, portrait photos demand to tell the stories of a person through details of a countenance. This week, we’ll be discussing this meaningful art and what it means for us to take portraits while meeting unforgettable people around the world. Join the Passion Passport community this Thursday, August 11th at 2pm ET to exchange stories, tips and portraits that make up the essence of why we travel: for people, community and relationships.

If you are unavailable during the chat time but would still like to participate, feel free to schedule your tweets according to the times listed below:

Q1 – 2:00pm EST
Tell us about a time taking a portrait deepened your knowledge of a place. Where were you? Who was your subject?

Q2 – 2:06pm EST
Has taking a portrait on your travels ignited any lasting connections? Show us one!

Q3 – 2:12pm EST
Show us a portrait from your travels you feel stands out. Why? Where were you?

Q4 – 2:18pm EST
What’s your first piece of advice for a traveler who wants to take emotive portraits?

Q5 – 2:24pm EST
Has anyone ever taken a portrait of you while traveling? Share it with us! Where were you?

Q6 – 2:30pm EST
Show us a portrait that was taken in a fleeting moment, or is somehow off-kilter. What’s the story behind it?

Q7 – 2:36pm EST
Is there anyone you have always wanted to take a portrait of? What significance do they have in your life and your creative inspiration?

Q8 – 2:42pm EST
In your own words, why do you find portrait photography important? What role does it hold in traveling?

Q9 – 2:48pm EST
All creatives have the power to spur on one another — what photographers have influenced your portrait work? Tag them or post a photo of them!

Q10 – 2:55pm EST
What do you think is the most crucial characteristic needed for a successful portrait? Why? Share an example of a portrait that accomplishes this.