Portraiture #1

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What is portraiture? Formal, informal/lifestyle, and street portraiture; feminine and masculine poses.

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Portraiture:

Portraiture “Village3” Photo by chilombiano

What is Portraiture?:

What is Portraiture? “While it is impossible to obtain a clear understanding of a person’s complex character from a single stolen moment in time like a portrait, it is possible to convey something of a person’s character, as well as their attitudes and something about their ‘station in life.’ Others see the portrait as a story-telling device and it is evident that many of us see the contemporary portrait as a sort of time capsule, holding treasured totems of a time that may someday soon be lost.” Bill Hurter (Author and Photographer)

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Philippe Halsman More Halsman Winston Churchill’s back faces the camera, “but at that time in history his bulk and his seemingly immovable quality described the man who was one of the world’s greatest leaders.” Revealing the depth of a person and an inner sense of that person is more in keeping with what the art of portraiture is capable of conveying. (J.J. Allen quoted by Bill Hurter)

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Monte Zucker “If you are emotionally connected with my subjects when you see their portraits, I feel that I have done my job.”

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Jason Lee Sure, his children are adorably cute in their own right, but that's not what makes his photos so interesting. It's when he puts his own spin on their everyday moments that we not only get to experience our own childhood again, we're able to see a father's pride shine through. (Alice on My Modern Met )

Styles :

Styles Formal Informal/Lifestyle Street

Formal Portraits:

Formal Portraits Carefully arranged and posed Great attention to detail: backdrop, lighting , limited props , etc. Centre of attention is the face Main goal is to provide a likeness May also express information about personality and/or occupation Often done in a studio

Formal Portraits:

Formal Portraits Follow composition guidelines fairly strictly: Rule of Thirds: eyes should be in top third Portrait (vs. landscape) composition is most flattering for people Golden Spiral may be used Balance: body/face should take up most room Lines should go towards eyes; none should move eyes away from face Use space in front if subject is looking away “Less is more” is the rule here!

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Adam W. Herbert (Indiana University President Emeritus) Photographed for Indiana University

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Queen Elizabeth II Photographed by Cecil Beaton

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Mother Theresa Photographed by Yousuf Karsh

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Jacqueline Kennedy Photographed by Yousuf Karsh

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Grace Kelly Photographed by Yousuf Karsh

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Audrey Hepburn Photographed by John Kobal

Informal/Lifestyle Portraits:

Informal/Lifestyle Portraits Casual posing: subject may be looking away from camera and/or engaged in activity Often looks more “natural” and relaxed than formal portraits May not strictly follow traditional composition guidelines More variety in setting, props, etc. Main goal is to express something about mood and personality

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Meryl Streep Photographed by Annie Liebovitz

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Howell Raines Photographed by Mary Ellen Mark

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Xavier Photographed by Mary Ellen Mark

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[Unknown subject] Photographed by Tyson Zahner

Street Portraits:

Street Portraits Technically can be formal or informal AKA “portraits of strangers” Method #1: Approach someone and ask to take their photo. Take photo. Method #2: Take photo. Approach someone and ask permission to use photo (delete if they say no). Other than possible posing instructions, little set-up is done

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“Junior Spectators” Photographed by Rene Brodeur

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“ s treet portrait 23 – Istanbul” Photographed by alijabbar

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“Portrait - Yangon” Photographed by Yanidel Street Photography

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“mother and child- Bangkok, city of angels” Photographed by Ronn Ashore

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“Audrey, 82” Photographed by Danny North

Posing #1:

Posing #1 Shoulders should never appear the same height (drop or shift one shoulder) Poses can be soft/feminine (use curved lines and graceful poses) or hard/ masculine (use straight lines and powerful poses)

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“S” curve is flattering, especially for women Photographs by Darcy http :// my3boybarians.com

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More “S” curves: Allan Cich Shelton Muller Benji @ www.lumitouch.com/benstudiotutorial

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Hard pose tips: Pretend to hold a golf club, then drop arms (wide stance & shifted shoulders) Cross arms or put hand in pocket Tilt head back slightly Marcus Charter Drew Newell Alina Oswald

Activity:

Activity Practice soft and hard poses with a minimum of four different subjects Save your images for later use

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