Seeing the gesture of the both ladies, I intend to focus closely to their eyes where I hope to see, to sense the feeling of being juvenile where world could be so peaceful and wondering the where about. Little bit of naive and sweet but also providing the curiosity through the eye risk of them which makes it adorable.
In fact, group photograph is a very serious issue, especially in the more importantoccasions. How can I make a good photograph? Look at Irving Penn’s group photograph, I could see and understand that it really need a lot of knowledge.
In his group photographs and even only had eleven people, each person had his or her own expressions. That’s a very important thing that I really want to learn from him.
In Irving Penn’s portrait, he produces a clearly visible dark shadow to cover up the facial expressions and highlight the wrinkles.
I prefer more light and do not cover up the resulting facial soft shadows. I don’t like wrinkles and scars. I like to display more subtle color and hue in my portrait.
Children. In my mind,they are always innocent and natural, full of expressive. Howeven, it is difficult to capture or control them because we can’t guess what they think and it is hard to predict what their action or reaction.
Adult or teen are different because they are not easy to show their inner feelings.
In fact, I think the most difficult in portrait photography is to make a good shoot to the eyes. The eyes can help a lot in portrait photography. I know the best performance characteristics can show in the model’s eyes. In Irving Penn’s portrait, I could see he made many portraits to the eyes. I believe that the eye’s direction is very importance to the images.
Irving Penn posed her with one hand on the wall gently against her cheek and looking off camera, suggesting a slightly pensive mood. I was telling my model Jessie to stand and looking back to the camera. I like the pose and the her smile. Really gave me a pensive mood too.
Irving Penn’s style is to bring me close to a scene. He accomplished this by composing the photo as the modal was sitting with above eye-level angle shots that make the viewer an invisible participant. This was exactly what he did in his portrait photography. I really like this style and I shoot a similar pose in our school studio .
Sometime, I think this is just a background plants but they can become a part of the portraits.