Art Principles In Portrait Photography

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

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rapher has used the same methods in picturing the statesman, the business man, the clergy, the farmer, in fact all types including the rogue ? Is it that the same ness of result fails to impress ? Does not the great weakness in the photographer's position lie in this,- that he has placed all reliance upon lighting and the pose ?
Lighting in photography as well as in painting is important. The pose should be studied in both branches of art because through it a certain character is revealed and picturesqueness is attained, but only manipulation of the photographic plate and possibly of the printing paper will so eliminate on the one hand and supplement on the other as to make the picture an expression of the mental vision of the artist-photographer. Large possibilities will then open and the worker will sharply distinguish between the many kinds of portraits. For instance, some people lend themselves best to "character-head portraiture"; with these the face is to be so treated that the inherent traits of strong character shall be revealed. There are portraits for the extraordinary beauty of the face or a part of it;
Portraits to show the eyes especially;
Portraits for fine carriage of a head on a well-shaped
neck and shoulders;
Portraits setting off jewels, fine laces, etc.;