Project 18: Portrait Angle


Taking pictures of people can be stressful, but portraiture is one of the primary reasons photography was created. Early pioneers wanted to take pictures of people. Some portraits are head-on shots, like Steichen's face-view picture of Greta Garbo above.

For this assignment you are going to take four photos of one person (a partner in class) and photograph him or her in 3/4, 2/3, face-view, and profile. Let's look at each of these formats:


You'll create an 8x10 file in Photoshop with each of the four views. Use the guide lines (like the ones in project 14) to make sure your pictures are aligned. We will be using HOT LIGHTS for this assignment. There is an additional tutorial that goes along with that. Read that before you begin this project