Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Environmental portraits

Environmental portraits are a challenge in many ways. Most important is putting the subject at ease and eliciting a comfortable expression. Background selection of course is paramount, to show their natural surroundings.  Lighting is crucial to give shape and dimension. Posing and props should add to the story of a portrait. Balancing these details and timing of multiple subjects in multiple cities in one day, takes planning, coordination, improvisation and patience....... the stuff photogs thrive on for a shoot to come together successfully.

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