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Old 11-05-2011, 03:58 PM #1
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Photo assignment help

So I'm taking a photo class this term which brings me very far out of my element (im used to the math/science of engineering classes). Anyway, so far it has been going good and the assignments have been easy. However, our next assignment has me a little stumped on what/how to shoot. We are supposed to take pictures with an "Environmental Portrait" theme. The assignment says it the picture to essentially tell a story of the person in their "natural" environment.

Right now Im a bit confused on what and how to shoot this. The first thing that came to mind was essentially doing a "day-in-the-life" shoot and just following someone around. But I just dont see that being exactly what this assignment is trying to get at.

Anyone have any suggestions? tips?

Sorry if that sounds confusing. I tried my best to describe what I need to do.
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Old 11-05-2011, 04:44 PM #2
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Basically, an environmental portrait is a portrait of someone in a place that is relevant to that person.

a person in their room. a scientist in a lab. an artist in their studio. an athlete in the workout room/field. a musician in a practice space.

Think about just taking a portrait of someone with a background that tells something about them.

I googled "environmental portrait" and these are pretty decent examples.
The location and how they are dressed tell you who they are.






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Old 11-05-2011, 04:48 PM #3
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Todd all you had to do was text me broturkey. Like Greg said, it's just people in their place. Photograph a teacher in their classroom, go to a lunch truck outside UCross, snap the shots of ROTC at the armory. Is this photo110?
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Old 11-06-2011, 01:17 PM #4
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Ah, gotcha. That makes a lot more sense.
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