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November 28, 2015 / Ginny Banks

Portraiture: Classic and Environmental.

In todays world of “selfies” it is nice to return to the genre of portraiture in photography. In this project, students explore both classic and environmental portraiture. Classic portraiture is a more traditional way of photographing a person focusing solely on the form utilizing a shallow depth of field. Environmental portraiture typically has a background that tells the viewer a little bit about the person being photographed usually with a deep depth of field. Students were required to take three photographs, one classic, one environmental and one environmental with motion. The first images are by Gabby Kapa.

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The next image is by Maddie McGavron.

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The next photograph is an environmental portrait by Maddie utilizing a unique vantage point.

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The next photograph is by Baily Richardson. It is a portrait of her and her boyfriend. The side window lighting is lovely.

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The next three images are by Janey Bucy. Janey made use of a typical Seattle day and photographed her sister.

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The following photograph is by Kieran Breitner.

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Damon Tang photographed his subject out in nature as well.

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Alexis Hungerford photographed her boyfriend. I love how tightly she cropped in on his profile.

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Her last photograph is an environmental panorama view of her boyfriend’s room.

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Nannan Xie photographed the next two environmental portraits.

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The next three photographs are self-portraits by Nora Curran.

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Samantha Honmyo photographed her project at night using her sister as a model. The lighting is magical.

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The next two photographs are by Xiaolu Zhang.

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Audrey Spann took the next three photographs. All of them have a contemplative mood.

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The next photograph is by Justus Rogers. It is a great example of motion.

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Zekun Huang took the next two photographs here at Bellevue College.

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Cherish Clinton is inspired to do street photography. The next three are her images.

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I think she surprised this next woman!

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Hannah Russell took this classic portrait of her mother. I think the lighting is beautiful.

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Kevin Stake likes photographing skateboarding. His images are very well done.

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Julia Nguyen took this next photograph of her friend at an expensive hotel.

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The next group photograph is by Miki Kobayashi.

Tongxin Wang photographed her mother shopping.

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Finally, we end with two photographs by Jiarui Hu. The first is a self portrait.

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