Classical Portraiture II

Challenge #19 in the Great Movements in Photography series. Hosted by Mark Scott Abeln.
Challenge has finished
Good portraits in the classical tradition attempt to show people as they are. A classical portrait is minimalist portraiture, since it emphasizes the most recognizable part of a subject, the face. Everything else is less important. Typically, the subjects in these portraits aren't doing anything, they simply *are*. Their poses are relaxed without appearing stiff or awkward. Lighting is very important to give shape to the face, often using Chiaroscuro or Rembrandt lighting. These photographers made at least some famous portraits in the classical manner: Julia Margaret Cameron, Arnold Newman, Irving Penn, Yousuf Karsh, Alfred Stieglitz, Imogene Cunningham, and Philippe Halsman. Find some inspiration in these painters also: John Singer Sargent, Velazquez, Hans Holbein The Younger, Rembrandt, Anthony Van Dyck, Raphael, Joshua Reynolds, and Jan van Eyck.
Show full rules
submission
phase has
ended
309 entries
voting
phase has
ended
3818 votes
rest
DSC00539 copy63
Portrait at sunrise
my son
22 / 22
Sample entries
These entries were provided by the challenge host(s) as samples and cannot be voted on. Upload sample image.
Julia Jackson, by Julia Margaret Cameron
DSC_3307
Portrait of Max Planck
Keyboard shortcuts:
p previous n next