Friday, February 21, 2014

TGIF: Considering Portraits

Spent a bit time this past week, preparing to teach a class in portrait photography.  Learned in teaching, a long time ago, that the spoken word is not enough. 
Examples and handouts are important.  Students need to have "hard copy" materials.  Something that they can refer to after the class meetings are history.
Portrait photography is usually confined to people photographs, but in many ways every photograph is a "portrait".
Photographing a landscape can be considered a "portrait" of a nature scene.
Photographing a unused and decaying building can be considered a "portrait" of a once useful and proud structure. 
Will close with an "portrait" example of a grain elevator near Arcanum, Ohio.