This type of portraiture concentrates predominantly on the face. The purpose of the photograph is to visually depict the person. It is also commonly described as head-shot.
Senior Portraiture [High School & College]
This type of portraiture is typically taken near the time of graduation whether it is High School or College. The portraits are often taken in a cap and gown at different locations that apply to the graduates school or extracurricular activities. Often graduates will appear with Letterman jackets, and team uniforms. On location portraits that show the graduates personality and interests are a popular subject of these portraits.
Environmental [A.K.A. Lifestyle] Portraiture
An environmental [A.K.A. Lifestyle] portrait is a portrait where the subject is photographed in the subject’s natural environment. For example, a teacher in the classroom, sculptor in a studio and so on. Surroundings are used to compliment the subject and to emphasize his or her character.
This type of portraiture uses deep shadows and hard highlights to light the body structure and features of fitness enthusiasts. This will show off the muscle definition that is not so prominent in classic portraits or normal snap shots.
Glamour Portraiture is used to emphasize sexual appeal of the subject. It is commonly a type of portrait that models use in their portfolios to focus on their beauty and physical attributes. Although it emphasizes sexual appeal it does so in a classy way.
“Boudoir” is a French word meaning a lady’s private dressing room or bedroom. In photography, boudoir refers to a style in which women pose for photographs partially clothed or in lingerie. The photos are tasteful and nudity is typically implied rather than explicit. They are sensual and sexy as well as classy and elegant. Photos and albums from boudoir shoots make excellent wedding day, anniversary, holiday and birthday gifts, with wedding gifts for the husband-to-be becoming extremely popular. These photos are also used as a way to document how great you look and feel about yourself at this given time.