Photography – A Beginner’s Guide – Portrait Photography [Irving Penn] – An article by Goff James

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Welcome followers and visitors to my blog and another update in my photography Beginner’s Guide to Photography.

This week I will be continuing to look at Portrait Photography and looking at an image by Irving Penn.

As I have stated in previous articles one can learn so much about photography by looking at; and, talking about other photographers’ work.

Portrait Photography may be defined as;

  • simply creating a likeness of a person, especially of the face.
  • a good quality image that not only captures a person’s physical likeness but also something of the person’s character, generally in a manner that is attractive and pleasing to the subject.

  • simply the depiction of an individual

  • recording the physical form and features of the portrait sitter including characterisation, personal context, possible relationships and often a connection with that persons life, lifestyle and work.
  • conveying a very real and intense sense of…

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