A Friend Asked For a Portrait

Started Mar 12, 2009 | Discussions thread
jpmalohesr Forum Pro • Posts: 10,904
Wikipedia definition of Portrait Photography + link. It might surprise you.

Citation from Wikipedia:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portrait_photography

"Portrait photography (also known as portraiture) is the capture by means of photography of the likeness of a person or a small group of people, in which the face and its expression is predominant. The objective is to display the likeness, personality, and even the mood of the person. Like other types of portraiture, the focus of the photograph is the person's face, although the entire body and the background may be included. A portrait is generally not a snapshot, but a composed image of a person in a still position. A portrait often shows a person looking directly at the camera.

Unlike many other styles of photography, the subjects of portrait photography are non-professional models. Many family portraits and photographs that commemorate special occasions, such as graduations or weddings, are professionally produced and hang in private homes. Most portraits are not intended for public exhibition."

Respectfully

Jim

Of course this is, again, just someone's opinion...

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