Image Collection: 25 Portraits on EyeEm That Blow Us Away

By Maddie - 6 min read

Through these curated image collections, we want to inspire you to improve your photography and create moving and captivating photos.

Thousands and thousands of beautiful images are uploaded to EyeEm each week. We carefully go through them to find the photographs that touch our hearts. Through these curated image collections, we want to inspire you to improve your photography and create moving and captivating photos.

As iconic photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt explained, “It is more important to click with people than to click the shutter.”

So what makes an intriguing portrait?

Portraiture is about you and the relationship to your model. Don’t be afraid to get in close. Wait for one moment and then snap. Capture the essence of that person. How many shots of yourself do you like, where you think the image really captures who you are?

Taking great portraits isn’t easy. But once you have captured someone at the right moment, you realize how special that image is – a feeling that often lasts for many years.

Tips for taking poignant portraits:

To see more charming faces, check out these albums: portrait Color Portrait Portrait of a Woman

streetphoto_color The EyeEm Facebook Cover Challenge portrait Beautiful by silvision on EyeEm

ilgenio barcinesi vscocam EyeEm Best Shots by Tenebrogg on EyeEm

The Path Less Traveled by Pointer Footwear Color Portrait Spring is coming (with a strawberry in the mouth) Enjoy the silence by daFred on EyeEm

people Getting married portrait Color Portrait by Dinko Darlinn on EyeEm

portrait by tylergrae on EyeEm


Anya Martirosov on EyeEm

EyeEm Masterclass street photography Don filter vscocam by Enrica Brescia on EyeEm

portrait real people Family Matters by Ramzi Rizk on EyeEm

Self portrait shot with a Sony Alpha A7 self portrait portrait VSCO sony by Josh Souza on EyeEm

doppelte Belichtung Check this out Around the world by Lufthansa Dream by Katharina on EyeEm

My love portrait blackandwhite VSCO light and shadow by Adrienne on EyeEm

Sorelle hide and seek Sisters NEM self by _lunasognante_ on EyeEm

portrait by Jordan Cortese on EyeEm

Travel Photography Hello world portrait culture by Mimi on EyeEm


Dudi Hasson on EyeEm

Wow I miss this summer Holiday Don filter Happy in Gambia by leen on EyeEm

Street Fashion shoot for Blogger and model Ariana Chiche. Fashion model Beautiful portrait by Alex Abian on EyeEm

Taking Photos photography portrait people by Jimmy Nilsson on EyeEm

Macworld 2013 by Jen Pollack Bianco on EyeEm

portrait black and white EyeEm Best Shots 大切な甥っ子。 my nephew by *Yuu* on EyeEm

portrait streetphoto_bw NX300 Samsung Smart Camera by Raffaele Cavicchi on EyeEm

Photoshoot In London In the Studio by Oliver Lang on EyeEm

London Fashion Week portrait blackandwhite Fashion by RobinLDN on EyeEm

Me Black & White monochrome portrait by Екатерина on EyeEm

Have you taken a great portrait photo recently? Share the link in the comments below!