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Julia Margaret Cameron Continues to Influence Photographers of Today

By: Meghan Young - Published: • References: visualnews
Browsing through the work of Julia Margaret Cameron, a person could easily mistaken it for the tricks modern photographers use to make their images look vintage. Yet that is a testament to the timelessness of both her technique and style when it comes to photography. Picking up a camera for the first time in 1863, Julia Margaret Cameron was 48 years old when she began to dabble in the newfangled art form.

Fast forward 150 years later and Julia Margaret Cameron's portraits are still relevant today. Visual News writes, "She used soft focus and allowed for slight movements from her subjects. It was a choice that, though not truly appreciated in her own time, added an element missing in many photographs of the day--a striking breath of life."