GIVE EXAMPLES OF PHOTOGRAPHS /PHOTOGRAPHER’s WORK to help reinforce your argument. See assessment criteria – for mastery opposite.
I believe a portrait is some sort of artistic expression of a human. Selfies are a type of portrait because they artistically express someone. Portraits should include a human, some sort of background and some sort of artistic intent. Since portraits portray only a single subject, there should not be more than one subject in the portrait. A good portrait-maker should utilise many techniques in order to achieve their intended purpose. A portrait can still be considered a portrait as long as it displays some sort of depiction of a human feature, even if the human feature is not made up of human parts, but ceases to be a portrait when the feature becomes hard or impossible to recognise. Also, I think that a portrait is usually only one picture, but it can be comprised of multiple pictures that are very similar.