Definition of studio portrait in US English:

studio portrait


  • A large photograph for which the sitter is posed, typically taken in the photographer's studio.

    • ‘How could I incorporate my conventional studio portrait into a history of photography that continued to organize itself around the tenets of art history?’
    • ‘The practice involves commissioning studio portraits of prospective brides for presentation to potential spouses.’
    • ‘DeCora used the studio portrait in which she appears confident, proud, and comfortable in a beaded dress and long beaded earrings to illustrate a published autobiographical sketch in 1911.’
    • ‘In addition to her crown and a kiss from Mr Gray, Miss Bennett received an American rhinestone brooch, a hair appointment, a studio portrait, a dinner and dance ticket, a gold watch and seats at two cinemas.’
    • ‘Rather than having a posed studio portrait of the CEO, ‘this is the year to have him out in the factories with his sleeves rolled up.’’
    • ‘‘The family studio portrait fulfilled every families need, recording their place in life,’ said Brian.’
    • ‘Terry was the photographer in Portlaoise from 1949 to 1977, with his work ranging from studio portraits to sports teams to news pictures.’
    • ‘This studio portrait is from 1880, and was taken in Vineland, New Jersey, which is where the Greenspuns, my great-grandparents on my father's side, settled.’
    • ‘Articles typically featured studio portraits of the young women followed by accounts of family, scholastic, and civic accomplishments.’
    • ‘The reproduction of modestly priced studio portraits was done for profit.’
    • ‘We saw him in a Venetian gondola, in a glamorized studio portrait, in a manipulated photo that sets his head on a weightlifter's body.’
    • ‘A week-long exhibition titled ‘The Lafayette Studios and Princely India’, it will showcase the studio portraits of all the Indian ‘rajas’ and ‘ranis’ who posed for the Bond Street photographer James Lafayette.’
    • ‘Tired of the same old studio portrait photographs with the same lighting, same background, same, same, same?’
    • ‘Although a formal studio portrait was usually used, artisans accepted any photograph the client owned.’
    • ‘On my bedroom dresser stood a studio portrait of ‘The Herd’ - the six close friends I had grown up with and me - taken just before our graduation from high school.’’
    • ‘Almost always missing from these pictures were the knife and the gun, so prominent in the studio portraits of individuals; weapons served no useful function in the hard graft of the riverbed.’
    • ‘National Ballet of Cuba grande dame Alicia Alonso, in a studio portrait for the Ballets Russes production of Don Quixote, is expected to attend the reunion.’
    • ‘Before this solution dried, the photographer had to take his picture, which required an exposure of about five seconds for a studio portrait.’
    • ‘The photographic content of most scholarly biographies remains limited to the traditional twelve-page section of studio portraits, wedding pictures, and ceremonial scenes.’
    • ‘She paused in front of a row of pictures staring at Matthew's first studio portrait.’
    photograph, photo, picture, shot, study, still, snap, snapshot, vignette
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