Environmental portraiture is a portrait of a person in their working environment, in their natural surroundings. For example: a cook in his kitchen, an interior decorator in a living room they designed, a welder in their shop, or as depicted here a cinematographer in the field. Traditional portraiture has the subject looking directly in the camera; however some people prefer the more voyeuristic candid portrait. It really depends on the use of the photo and the subjects preference. Either way, environmental portraits speak volumes over traditional headshots on a paper background so consider going this route for your next portrait.
March 19, 2011
Environmental Portraiture at its Best