Portrait Photography Made Simple, or Not!

Scott, Grant (2016) Portrait Photography Made Simple, or Not! United Nations of Photography.

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Abstract

I have long believed that the most important quality that a portrait photographer requires is an interest in people. A desire to talk but most importantly to listen. To feel confident enough in technical ability to not allow it to dominate the creative process. In short to demonstrate empathy, to document a person as they truly are, not just how they look. Of course there are many reasons why a portrait is created and therefore many approaches to the portrait are implemented by photographers. From the highly controlled and manipulated to the captured moment of the unaware, all are valid but are all successful in communicating with the viewer?

Item Type: Article
Article Type: Article
Subjects: T Technology > TR Photography
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Art and Design > Photography
Research Priority Areas: Being Human - Past, Present & Future
Depositing User: Grant Scott
Date Deposited: 10 Apr 2017 15:21
Last Modified: 10 Apr 2017 22:46
URI: http://eprints.glos.ac.uk/id/eprint/4516

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