All portraits offer a level of intrigue, focus, and character to our subjects. How the subject is positioned, where we focus, and how they interact all play into creating a level of depth to the image. Environmental portraits– a portrait taken in someone’s normal environmental, such as their home or place of work– don’t just place a subject on a plain background, but instead offer additional elements in the photograph that add to the story of the subject. As such, we build more of a story of the subject in an environmental portrait.
Join Hunt’s Photo Education’s Don Toothaker for a presentation that showcases the significance of creating environmental portraits. We will discuss surroundings, subject interaction and development, as well as basic settings. This is a great discussion for not only those interested in portraits, but anyone interested in how to work with people in their natural environment!