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    Gotta start someplace !

    What makes it a Portrait ?

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    It's a planned photograph of a person or group of people. Of course in the colonies portraits of pets are popular too

    Just adding of course it needn't be a photograph, it could be a painting drawing etc.

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    The depiction of a breathing creature, be it a human or an animal that captures the personality and other characteristics that describe that person such as the living environment and occupation. The more depth and sensitivity it has, the better portrait it is. A portrait usually focuses on the person or persons and personality, instead of the environment, scene or outer details and that makes it different from street photography, fashion or documentary.
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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Family_resemblance

    Please, not another "define this fuzzy concept" thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by df cardwell View Post
    What makes it a Portrait ?

    How about something (anything) 'portrayed' in a vertical frame as opposed to horizontal (landscape)? I like to keep it simple.
    "Pictures are not incidental frills to a text; they are essences of our distinctive way of knowing." Stephen J. Gould

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    Never thought this would happen. Well done Sean!

    ... and you really started this one off with a doozy Donald!

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    A picture of something.

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    I have an extended project of photographing my boys in the environment (landscape). I consider them portraits, though they are as much about the landscape as they are about my boys.

    Examples:

    http://www.apug.org/gallery/showphot...5&ppuser=17633

    http://www.apug.org/gallery/showphot...4&ppuser=17633

    http://bostick-sullivan.invisionzone...&req=si&img=74

    Vaughn

    PS...well, at least one of them is in portrait orientation...
    At least with LF landscape, a bad day of photography can still be a good day of exercise.

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    The eyes have it...
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    Its when the photographer sublimates their ego for the sake of the subject.

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