OLD MASTER PORTRAITS, VOLUME I: This is the first half of a beautiful collection of rare vintage photographic portraits of stage actors that were originally published in 1911. As as body of work, they offer some stunning and insightful lessons to enable us to recreate the nearly lost art of classical portraiture.
These old-time photographers knew how to use a camera’s lens - like the Old Master painters used a brush. They could turn an ordinary person into an extraordinarily beautiful picture. The introduction to this collections, points out what to look for, what they knew, and how they accomplished these masterful portraits.
Copy them. Study the lighting and the pose. Examine the costumes, props and settings. Understand why these photos are so good and let them inspire your work. 192 pages.