“Photographs are a link to the eternal”from Photography, by London and Upton
~Traditional Portraiture~Environmental Portraiture~Portraits using props/clothing~Portraits that rely on gesture~Portraits taken from the back~Portraits with shadows and reflections~Self-Portraits
Traditional Portraiture~ A straight forward approach to photographing aperson with emphasis placed on the face of thesubject.~ The object is to capture a physical likeness of thesubject, as close to reality as possible.
Julia Margaret Cameron,Mrs. Herbert Duckworth, 1867
Sandy Edwards, from the bookParadise is a Place,1997
Portraits that rely on gesture~By capturing your subject’s body language, i.e. adistinctive hand movement or facial expression,you can provide insight into the personality orprofession of the individual you are photographing.
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