PW | The Mona Lisa and Photographic Portraiture
From the Digital Photography School blog, What the Mona Lisa Can Teach You About Taking Great Portraits.
The post describes the Mona Lisa both in terms of its place in the artistic history of portraiture, and of its lessons for doing photographic portraits. It discusses composition, posing, background, lighting, clothing, and framing. The lessons will likely read as obvious to most professionals, but it’s the commentary that makes this post fascinating – did you know that the concept of a blurry background was unusual at the time?