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Portraitphotography

  1. 1. Portrait Photography “A portrait! What could be more simple and more complex, more obvious and more profound.” Charles Baudelaire “Portraiture is a window to the soul” Holding Virgina - Sally Mann
  2. 2. Types of Portraits When we speak of portrait photography in general terms there's a tendency to overlook the sub-categories. From the strictly formal to the candid street shot. Here is a range of the more common types of portrait photography. Candid  Posed Formal Couple Environmental Sporting Children Group
  3. 3. Candid un-posed and unplanned photo o
  4. 4. Posed  Communication between photographer and the subject about the body position and expression
  5. 5. Formal  Communication between photographer and the subject regarding clothing, location, style and mood
  6. 6. Couple  Interpretation of a relationship between two people Hiroshima, August of 1945
  7. 7. Small Group  Interpretation of a common bond between members of a group
  8. 8. Environmental  An environmental portrait shows the subject(s) in their own territory.
  9. 9. Sporting   shows the subject with their uniform, equipment in their sporting environment. The important factor is to let the equipment and location tell part of the story.
  10. 10. Children
  11. 11. Portrait Tips            Choosing the Right Background Focus on the Eyes Lighting, Lighting and more Lighting Change the Format Framing Alter Your Perspective Experiment with Subject Expressions “Play” with focus Give Your Subject Space to Look Into Reflection & Shadow Movement Get serious
  12. 12. Choosing the Right Background
  13. 13. Focus on the Eyes “the eyes are the window to the soul”
  14. 14. Lighting, Lighting and more Lighting  Lighting is the most important element in any photo composition and sets the mood, feeling and character of your photo.
  15. 15. Change the Format Framing  Mix your framing
  16. 16. Alter Your Perspective  completely change the angle that you shoot from
  17. 17. Experiment with Subject Expressions
  18. 18. Same shot+different focus =different story
  19. 19. (UN)Focus  It adds some mystery to the image
  20. 20. Give Your Subject Space to Look Into
  21. 21. Reflection & Shadow
  22. 22. Movement  Use movement to show action, even if it blurs out the subject entirely.
  23. 23. Get serious  Not all portraits need to have a smile, capture the serious emotions too
  24. 24. but not too serious…. Take 35 self portrait photographs in order to create a contact sheet for next lesson , take into consideration how you can represent different aspects of your life and personality . The 35 frames do not have to be 35 different images – try different compositions and angles !
  25. 25. MOOD BOARD
  26. 26. BEN WATTS
  27. 27. DIANE ARBUS
  28. 28. THOMAS RUFF
  29. 29. CINDY SHERMAN
  30. 30. ANNIE LEIBOVITZ
  31. 31. DAVID LACHAPELLE
  32. 32. Ben Watts Diane Arbus Thomas Ruff Cindy Sherman Annie Leibovitz David LaChapelle Research one of the above photographers include : •A brief history •2 portrait images •An analysis of one of the images – composition, lighting , colour , framing and your personal interpretation.

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