Daguerrotype studio 1840s. 

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Victorian Family groups are formal and unsmiling. At first they needed to stay still for a long time and it was not so easy to hold a smile for a long time 

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Memento Mori image showing the stand

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Roger Fenton  Formal portraits of Army Officers in the Crimea

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"Wist ye not that your father and I sought thee sorrowing?"

Julia Margaret Cameron 1840s - 70s  She created Art portraits of her subjects dressing them up in exotic Classic costumes 

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1901 Box Brownie  brought photography to the masses and introduced a new fast and easy way to take portraits 

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Modern Digital cameras make portrait taking easy and locations a possiblility 

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Fast shutter speeds make an action shot possible 

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An American Family

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CELEBRITY PORTRAITS

These images can be an important part of selling the image of Actors and Politicians. Newspaper, Magazine & Publicity photographers look for something distinctive and original that could be used on the front page or on the side of a bus.  These portraits can sell a political personality, a luxury watch or a new Hollyowood blockbuster. 

Celebrity Family Portrait 

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Picture by Philip Hollis for Sunday Telegraph.   1-10-10..Prime Minister David Cameron MP. Photographed in the Library in Number 10 Downing ...

Reportage Photographers use portraiture as well. James Nachtwey's victim of the Rwanda civil war

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Dorothea Lange

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Mother Theresa

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dtfe/dtph   24/9/03.PICTURE BY PHILIP HOLLIS.Jazz Pianist Jamie Cullum at Barfly in Camden.DT ARTS AND BOOKS  .

Reflector Portraits


A reflector is an important part of a portrait photographer's kit bag. It allows the photographer to produce studio quality light and avoid squinty eyes on sunny days

Place the subject with the light behind them and use the reflector to bounce the light back into their face. Tell them not to look at the reflector but straight into the lens !!! 


CREATIVE PORTRAITS


Using Photoshop or cut and paste

Using Format