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Portrait Photography. AO 011MM009. What is Portrait Photography?. Is the capture by means of photography of the likeness of a person or a small group of people (a group portrait), in which the face and expression is predominant. It often shows a person looking directly at the camera. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Portrait Photography

Portrait PhotographyAO 011MM009

What is Portrait Photography?

Is the capture by means of photography of the likeness of a person or a small group of people (a group portrait), in which the face and expression is predominant. It often shows a person looking directly at the camera.

History of Portraiture

Portrait photography has been around since the invention of the camera. 1st it was developed as a cheaper and often more accessible method than portrait painting.

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As the equipment advanced, the ability to capture in shorter exposure times allowed photographer more creative freedom and other styles of portraiture photography.

Essence of Portraiture?

Three-Point LightingThe Key LightThe key light is placed to one side of the subjects face.

The Fill LightLight placed opposite of the key light. The brightness is about of the key light. The Rim LightPlaced behind the subject and are often higher than Key light or Fill light, but not brighter than key light. .

This is how 3 Point Lighting Looks Like

Strobe Lights ~ Flash Most lights used in modern photography are a flash lights. The lighting for portraiture is typically diffused by bouncing it from the inside of an umbrella, or by using a soft box.

What you need for flash?Reflector

Umbrella

Soft Box

How about lenses?

PRIME LENSES!!!!

Why?Classic focal length is in the range 80-135mm.

Zoom lenses make unflattering distortion.

Wide APERTURE!!! F/1.2; F/1.4; F/1.8; F/2For a full body consider this lens:70-200mm at f/2.8

Too expensive?

L lens family!SUPER SHARP IMAGES!!!First buy these:

Some Technique for Creative Portrait!PHOTOSHOP! EDITING! PROCESSING!

OVEREXPOSE

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Thank You! AO 011MM009