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March 4, 2015 / Ginny Banks

Portraiture: Classic and Environmental.

Environmental portraits are photographs of an individual taken in their surroundings, usually the places where they live, work or play. Ideally, the background informs the viewer about the person. However, it could be an environment that is a fabricated reality. Classic portraiture usually focuses on the individual often with shallow depth of field. This assignment required three photographs from each student. One had to be a classic portrait with shallow depth of field. Another had to be an environmental portrait with great depth of field and lastly, one had to express motion by using different shutter speeds. Students could photograph the same person for all three photographs or different people. Here are some of the results. The first few images are by Jessica Kong. I love the high contrast lighting in this one.

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The next photograph is an environmental portrait showing more of the little kid’s room. It is much softer.

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The last one is Jessica’s photograph expressing motion.

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The next photograph is a classic portrait by Steve Groves.

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The following photograph is a motion one by Karolina Shirokova.

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Her other two classic portraits are of her sister.

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The next two images are by Ya-Yen Ou. They are both environmental portraits.

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The next photograph is a self-portrait by Ashley Perrin.

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The following two images are by Carylye Moore. The first is his motion photograph.

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The next one is his classic portrait.

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Jonathan Heeter photographed the next two. The first one is a self-portrait. I love the window lighting.

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The next photograph is of his brother at the computer. Motion is expressed with his hands.

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The following photograph is by Claire Tai. It is an environmental self-portrait.

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Debbie Chan photographed her sister in the mirror in the next photograph.

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Shanzuo Liu photographed the next two images.

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This one is magical.

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Victoria DeMers photographed some candid shots with her son.

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Leah Hayes photographed her friend selling flowers in a flower shop.

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The last two photographs are taken by Young Park outside the Seattle Library downtown. The first is an environmental portrait of his friend.

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The second one is an environmental self-portrait.

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