I create resources that show individuals how to use Photoshop, Photopea.com and the basics of your camera. I'm a photography enthusiast based in Chasetown, Staffordshire. I discovered the joy of photography at a young age when I was gifted my first digital Polaroid camera for Christmas, and never looked back. Since then, I have developed a deeper love and understanding of the photographic world from both academic studies and wandering through busy streets snapping anything that caught my eye.

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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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