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Today we're bringing you all things People and Portraiture! This article is a main overview of the People and Portrait galleries but stay tuned for later on today when you'll get more articles focusing on Artistic Nude, Pinup and Glamour. For more educational articles focusing on People and Portrait Photography check out the Gallery.
Photographs of people in traditional pose are often formal, refined and restrained in style while a plain and simple background is a popular feature for a Classic Portrait.
People appear as the character in Cosplay Portraiture, notably dressed as the character in costume, hair, make-up, etc.. The Cosplay gallery tends to sport the latest trend in characters that are often popular and well-known.
Emotive Portraits show an artistic insight into either the subject's or the photographer's life and personality through the subject. Focus usually centres on the face which captures and expresses a feeling of emotion. Although emotive Portraits focus on internal elements rather than external elements, Emotive and Expressive Portraiture are very similar and often overlap with each other.
Expressive Portraits primarily use the human form and overall environment to achieve expression in communicating an idea, emotion or concept. Focus usually centres on the model's stance, background and external elements.
Photographs designed to display clothes and accessories for personal, portfolio or editorial use are Fashion Portraits. Emphasis is not only placed on clothes and accessories, but also the atmosphere and theme. Fashion Photography and Pin-Up Photography often overlap, thereby leaving the categorisation of your image up to you depending on whether the piece shows traits of either area.
Fetish Portraits centres around a theme of sexual desire and sexuality as well as alternative lifestyles, focusing on particular objects, items of clothing, parts of the body, etc.. Artistic Nude Portraiture can be included in Fetish Portraits if the piece has fetish themes.
Infants and Children
Although photographs can involve family members and/or friends posing with infants and children, infants and children are the primary focus of this category. The category is commonly used for posed, newborn photographs.
'Other' is for portraiture that does not fit into the other categories in the People & Portraits Gallery. Consider the other sub-galleries before you choose this one. If you do have queries about where your photograph should go, please don't hesitate to contact the current General Photography Community Volunteers.
Photographs where the photographer is also the model. Self-Portraits may include yourself only, you with friends and/or other models, etc.. To categorise your work in this area, you as the Photographer must have taken the photograph and be featured in the photograph.
People or portraiture photography that is spontaneous, unexpected and not posed, demonstrating an artful rendering of a well-captured moment. People within the frame must be caught unaware and in the moment
. Spontaneous Portraits often overlaps with other sub-galleries, for example, there could be a spontaneous, emotive photograph. If this is the case, you should choose which proportion of the image is represented the most and place your photograph respectively.
Miscategorisation often exists between People & Portraits -> Weddings and Photojournalism -> Weddings. The People & Portraits -> Wedding sub-gallery consists of photographs that centre on the person or people, as set-up and planned with the photographer's intervention. If you are still confused, consider the purpose of your photograph and the content. Portraits of people (this can include wedding guests) and emotive, wedding portraiture are likely to be categorised in People & Portraits while wedding objects, iconic people and documentary photographs belong in Photo-Journalism.
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