Presentation on theme: "Portrait Photography Day 1. Portrait Photography “A portrait! What could be more simple and more complex, more obvious and more profound.” - Charles BaudelaireCharles."— Presentation transcript:
Portrait Photography “A portrait! What could be more simple and more complex, more obvious and more profound.” - Charles BaudelaireCharles Baudelaire “Portraiture is a window to the soul” Holding Virgina - Sally Mann
Types of Portraits Candid Posed Formal Couple Environmental Sporting Children Group 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.
Looking at Examples from Magazines Answer the question below for each example you brought in: What type of portrait is this? Explain your answer.
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
Now it’s your turn! Brainstorm what type of portrait photographs you would like to take for your project What do you want to capture about your subject? What makes your model an individual? What message do you want to get across to your audience?
Next Steps: Sketch out how you are going to create a successful portrait. Take at least 30 photos of your model. Make a contact sheet of all of your photos. Choose 3 that you would like to enlarge for printing. Enlarge your 3 photos and turn in to be printed in color.