Art Principles In Portrait Photography

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him. In Fig. 64 the picture effect has gained in ex pression until we feel the sitter as a real presence. "Space-filling" and "treatment" have effected these results.
After this analysis it is comparatively easy to find the cause for monotony in other prints. In Fig. 65, for example, we notice at once the repetition of the distances marked A, B, C, D, in Fig. 67. The same motive has been pictorially rendered in Fig. 66 where the whole space is beautifully broken into irregular divisions.
If considered as a specimen of childhood, the little girl represented in print 114 is beautiful, but from the pictorial standpoint the photograph cannot justly lay claim to so strong an adjective. The child seems forcefully detained in an environment to which she is not accustomed. She has no relation to this cur tain or floor. Pictorial treatment will help us to love her, to enter into her life and to enjoy it with her. And the pictorial means for accomplishing this are simple. Certain changes in the masses of light and dark perform the miracle. AVe have advanced suffi ciently in the study of art to understand that when in Fig. 68 space A is as wide as B or C, one becomes as in teresting as the other and claims our attention about as much. We may conclude that when a background clamors so forcibly to be seen it has lost its place.