In Focus
Portraits & Studio Photography

In Focus

Discover MAP Themes
Age: 10+

Ever since its invention in the 1840s, the development of photography as a medium has been closely linked to the studio. Early photographs of people were broadly considered to be an extension of painted portraiture and employed similar devices. 

With this resource, learn about early studio portraits, look for clues to the stories they may tell, create your own painted portrait and more! 

This Discover MAP pack includes: 

  • An exploration of early photographic portraiture and the nature of studio photography that it continues to inspire. 
  • MAP DIY Guide – create your own painted photograph! 
  • MAP Stories with Art – develop your own character sketch and bring it to life! 

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