Notes from the Portraiture Class Week one
Part of the course looks at past photographers who have made an impact on portrait photography.
Starting with Julia Margaret Cameron, a Victorian amateur photographer based on the Isle of Wight, who was the first major photographer to generate artistic, tightly-cropped portraits.
East Londoner Don McCullin, best known for his observational war portraits from Vietnam and Northern Ireland. Photography that changed the perception of 2 conflicts.
Edward Weston, American natural light photographer who used an ISO of 16 and very long exposures, leading to modernist, soft images.
Irving Penn, Vogue fashion photographer and master of low-key lighting.
The McCullin photos reminded me of the following TED talk: