Psychological Perspectives in Portrait Photography - Karolina Skorek
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Psychological Perspectives in Portrait Photography

We recently talked about the psychological perspectives in painting and illustration, and how brush strokes, values and the level of detail and rendering in the painting will draw attention into the things that artist are intending to show. 

But what about photography? Specifically portrait photography, as this is my main point of interest.

How photographers can use the idea of psychological perspectives in their art? 

As photographers we have many tools available to us. 

From focus, sharpness and depth of field experiments to only show important things.- good example of that technique is Jeremy Cowart, American photographer- a painter first, then he fell in love with the creative process involved with photography.

He experiments with processes, soft focus, movement and adding paint and pencil marks onto the images

Brooke Shaden– fine art photographer working mainly with self portraits. Artist recently started experimenting with adding actual paint onto her heavliy textured imaes. creating very emotional series. 

Lindsay Adler an American portrait and fashion photographer based out of Manhattan, New York. This highly skilled photographer who works mainly in a commercial environment, loves to experiment with light and lighting scenarios, and her recent works are amazing examples how we as photographers can create an art piece that will focus on the psychological perspective.

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