Following the Trends: ‘More Portraits Please’

“The photographer, even in fashion and portraiture, has to have a standpoint. It’s important to know what you stand for, no? Most people just take pictures, but they stand for nothing.”—Peter Lindbergh

Last year, at the suggestion of one of this blog’s readers, we added a new section to the right-hand column called “Top Posts.” The idea being that anyone who was new to the blog, would be able to see the most popular five or six posts and could use to catch up with what’s going on in the blog. I’m not counting page views; the tabulation of  most popular posts is done automatically by WordPress .

Last Friday (see at right) I noticed a trend. Even though only a few of each week’s posts are about portraits, all but one of the Top Posts on that day were about portraiture. Now it’s possible that this ranking is because many of these posts have photographs of pretty girls including my former muse* Tia Stoneman, so maybe that’s part of it. I prefer to think these posts are popular because the subject matter interests readers.

Starting Tuesday and for the next week each day’s post will be about portraits and/or lighting from classic to glamour to boudoir portraiture. I’ll share the tips, tools and techniques that I used to create these photographs and to keep it interesting, I’ll  try to not repeat any models that are used as examples, beginning with Ms. Stoneman today.

This a two-way street: If you would like to make a suggestion about the blog, whether it’s to add a feature or maybe a question or two about a specific post, just click Contact and drop me a note. I’ll get back to you and will try to include your suggestions in future posts.

As always, I want to thank you for your support over the years and ask that if you need anything photographic that you click on the ads at the right hand side and support these advertisers who help make “Saving the World, One Pixel @ a Time” possible.

*I do not currently have a muse. If you know of any models, aspiring models or women who would like to become a muse, please have click Contact above or e-mail me directly at joefarace(at)gmail dot com—thanks, Joe.

Tia is featured on the back cover of my book Posing for Portrait & Glamour Photography. New copies are available as I wrote this, for $14.75 from Amazon—even cheaper than used.

Author: Joe Farace

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