Art Principles In Portrait Photography

How to Apply the Highest Classic Artistic Principles to your Photography.

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ART PRINCIPLES IN PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY
CHAPTER I
ART AND PHOTOGRAPHY
MODERN artists the world over, in defining art in the simplest words, agree that " Art is arrange ment." We may add that its study is not a matter of asking for recipes from this or that school, this or that national or racial art, this or that period, classical, renaissance, or modern. On the contrary it is the acquiring of certain simple principles that underly all art of all times. By applying these principles growth comes, insuring insight into more complex methods of reasoning and bringing the power to execute diffi cult problems.
Photography enters the field of art guided by the pictorial principle. Photo-portraiture should strive to attain the depths, the tactile quality, the logic and the completeness of balance that delight us in masterpieces of drawing or painting in monochrome. Compared with the free art of painting, photography will always have limitations, one of which is to be found in the temperamental differences of the workers in each pro fession. Art in photography would be undeservedly
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