Portraiture: Understanding Portrait Photography aims at teaching individuals all about portrait photography, its history, importance and approaches. This powerpoint covers the following:
- What is portrait photography: Definition
- When did it start: Discussing how it came about, the progression from paintings to photographs, the first image containing a person – Louis Daguerre’s 1838 image, the first intentional portrait – Robert Cornelius, 1839 and the first group portrait, 1920.
- Historically famous portrait photographers: Yousuf Karsh, Julia Margaret Cameron, Irving Penn, Diane Arbus, George Hurrell, James Van Der Zee, Arnold Newman, Herb Ritts, Richard Avedon, Philippe Halsman, Martin Chambi and Edward S. Curtis.
- Different approaches in portrait photography: Constructionist, Candid, Environmental and Creative.
- What is the importance of portrait photography?
- Current Photographers: Steve McCurry, Lee Jeffries, Jimmy Nelson, Rehahn and Lisa Kristine.
- Technical Aspects: Rule of Thirds, Depth of Field, Frame and Focus, Texture, Pattern, Colour, Shutter Speed, Movement, Angles: Facial Angles, Angles: Camera Angles and Lighting (Rembrandt, Split, Broad, Paramount and Loop).
It covers portrait at a GCSE AQA examination level, but can easily be transfered to A Level studies - as it goes into great detail.
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