End of a Portrait Thread?

“The poet, the artist, the sleuth – whoever sharpens our perception tends to be antisocial… he cannot go along with currents and trends.”—Alfred North Whitehead

I guess we can add photographer to Mr. Whitehead’s comment.

Today is the last day on a two-week run of portrait-oriented posts so I thought I would end it with an one of my favorite images of my former muse*, Ms. Tia Stoneman. A portrait of Tia is featured on the back cover of my book Posing for Portrait and Glamour Photography. She and I had a remarkable five year run producing what, for me, were memorable images and like any muse she inspired me to create better and more interesting photographs.

On February 21 I wrote a post called “Following Trends: More Portraits Please” In which I called attention to the fact that the Top Posts, as calculated by WordPress, were about portraiture and I set out to write two straight weeks of only portrait and studio lighting posts and guess what—if you looked at Top Posts you already know the answer—you weren’t only interested in portraits. Color me confused.

So, starting tomorrow we’ll return to our regularly scheduled programming…which will include an occasional portrait-oriented post but won’t be the almost exclusive series that’s run for the past two weeks. I’ll keep an eye on the trend, so if it returns to the portrait-based that is showing the day I post this, I’ll consider another run of posts like this last one.

I use Top Posts along with the number of page views a specific post gets to give me direction as to what you want to see on this blog. Direct feedback from you is a big help as well. If there is any topic you would like to see covered, click the Contact tab above and send me an e-mail. I read and respond to all of them.

*If you know of any models, aspiring models or women who would like to become my new muse, please have them Contact me to set up a meeting and test shoot.

back.coverMy book Posing for Portrait and Glamour Photography is available at your friendly neighborhood camera store or Amazon.com where your purchase helps support this blog. On this blog there are lots of posts about portrait posing. Use the Search box on the upper right-hand corner and type “posing” to find appropriate posts.

Author: Joe Farace

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