Nick

"I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious" - Albert Einstein

INTRODUCTION TO PORTRAITURE

  • What makes a particular photograph a portrait?

If you can see the feeling in the photograph, then it is a portrait.

  • Are Selfies Portraits?

It depends on how you take it and what feeling you put in it.

  • What should or shouldn’t be included within a portrait?

There should be one and one character only, and the background shouldn’t be so obvious if not necessary

  • What makes a “good portrait?”

A good portrait shows a lot of emotions and make the main subject very clear.

  • Can a portrait consist of a small detail only, such as a close-up of a hand?

yes

  • When does a more abstracted representation cease to become a portrait – for example a blurred figure, or a photograph of a person that has been torn, ripped or faded?

If you can show a strong feeling in it

  • Is it possible to represent a person photographically without them being present in the image – for example, through a Still-life, an arrangement of inanimate of objects? And if so, can this continue to be called a portrait?

It is possible and might still be able to be called a portrait

  • Does a portrait have to be a single photograph? How about a sequence of images?

A portrait can only be a image.

Red Photos

I had chosen these three pictures I took because although they’re not necessarily the prettiest, they match best with my photographer, Uta Barth, and they require the most skills and techniques of me in photography. These subjects can only look like how they look because I adjusted the camera to the extreme focus of light.

Contact Sheet

Contact sheet

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How to use my blog

When you blog you create posts and posts are categorised according to your subject. Some categories have already been set up for you. If you need more categories you can add them as needed. It’s important that your posts have the following:

  • An engaging title – this should not include the name of the subject since this is referenced in the category.
  • Body – this is where you share your learning. This can include text, images, embedded videos from Dragons’ Tube or elsewhere. You should always consider how your post looks to your audience. Is it engaging? Do they want to keep reading?
  • Category – select one that has been set for you or add a new category. Posts can have more than one category e.g. Humanities and Myself as a Learner

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