Art Principles In Portrait Photography

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examples of satisfactory placing of head, hands, and the accessories required for balance. The rounder the head, the greater the disadvantage in the central placing, but when the full face effect is made irregular by the extension of the luminous flesh mass into such connect ing lights as may be furnished by the sitter's costume, a decentralization is of itself effected and the problem
Fig. 49
of balance becomes easier. A three-quarter view or a profile,-Fig. 46, has this same advantage, as the lighted flesh portion is irregular.
An oblong frame is often advisable in portraiture, as with it we can better escape our natural tendency to conventionalize. We instinctively place the head