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Many early photographers were influenced by conventions in painting that had existed for a few hundred years previous to the invention of photography (this is true of Adams and earlier landscape painting). For example, the photographer Julia Margaret Cameron was influenced by early Italian Renaissance painting as were other photographers from the mid ...


Great question - one of the shapers of portraiture was Éduard Steichen for a few reasons - He was a very early photographer ~ 1900s onward ~ consequently, he influenced later photographers simply because he was early. He photographed his portrait subjects in context of their fame / reputation / or in context of their work. He was a master of studio ...

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