Environmental Portrait




Fishing for skate and monkfish aboard f/v Dawn T about 60 miles southeast of Nantucket, MA.



What do these people do? This is not an action shot, this is a person looking directly at the camera in their environment surrounded by what they love to do. Their environment defines them.

An environmental portrait is a portrait executed in the subject’s usual environment, such as in their home or workplace, and typically illuminates the subject’s life and surroundings. The term is most frequently used of a genre of photography.

  1. Please choose YOUR environment. Find 4 examples of environmental portraits of others in YOUR environment.
  2. Please find at least 2 examples of Large High Resolution Files of Backgrounds with NO PEOPLE where you could be placed in your environment.

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