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The Gaze

Digitial Photography ART 390
Associate in Fine Arts Summer 2008


In photography there is nothing so frightening as the portrait. Mention you have a camera and it seems like anyone who knows you wants to hide in the darkest space around. I can't say I blame my potential subjects for their need to hide. Staged portraits are horrible things to do with people. As discovered in the "difficult lighting situations" assignment, some people are very hard to create portraits of. My subjects become very stiff and the portrait becomes of a depressed statue

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