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Environmental Portraiture Project

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  • 1. Environmental PortraitsUse the environment to explain the reason for the person in the photograph.
  • 2. "Artists on Location”An environmental portrait project focused on localartists and creatives. This collaborative effortintroduces artists in their own work or homeenvironment to portray them in a specially honest andnatural way. Master Woodworker
  • 3. Home or Workplace
  • 4. Introduce subject (the person) in their own work or homeenvironment to portray them in a specially honest andnatural way.
  • 5. In their natural surroundings, you will be able to better illuminatetheir CHARACTER, and therefore portray the ESSENCE OFTHEIR PERSONALITY, rather than merely a likeness of theirphysical features. Photo by Gary Joseph Cohen
  • 6. In their natural surroundings, the subject will bemore at ease, and so be more conducive toexpressing themselves, as opposed to in a studio,which can be a rather intimidating and artificialexperience
  • 7. “Examining the conversation between person and place.” -Gary Cohen
  • 8. Classic & Eye Contact with the viewer.Ezra Stoller, New Lebanon, New York, 2003American architectural photographer
  • 9. Robert Novak
  • 10. Ways to feature person (choose1):Job 1.2. Interests/Hobbies
  • 11. Todd EberleJulius Shulman, Photographer, Palm Springs, California,2003
  • 12. Lighting, Drama and Candid
  • 13. Don’t Forget….Capture the person’s personality….the everyday "Little" Jimmy Scott, Newark, New Jersey, 1997 jazz vocalist
  • 14. Power in numbers?Darwin Deason, Katerina Panos & Crew, Monte Carlo, Monaco, 2004Founded Affiliated Computer Services Inc.
  • 15. Nigel Parry Mariano RiveraCapturing actions to portray person
  • 16. Illuminates the subjects life andsurroundings.
  • 17. What about everyday people?The tattoo artist The florist
  • 18. The Fire Fighter The Chicken Farmer
  • 19. The Fisherman The Coach
  • 20. Now, who will you photograph? Think of someone that maybe you admire and would like to capture them in their working environment. Friend, Teacher, Coach, Relative, Family Friend? Maybe someone you have never talked to? Step outside your comfort zone.For Monday:1. Brainstorm 5 people you could feature2. How will you photograph them? Make a list of: -5 settings -5 actions or poses3. Find 5 examples of other environmental portraits that you like andwould like to try a similar style. -Save photos in a folder on your computer.