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Submit a photograph of a person in their daily environment. -- While the main subject is a person, the secondary subject is their environment. For example, you can photograph a pilot in the cockpit, a chef in the kitchen, an artist in the studio, a mechanic in the garage, or anyone at their home.
Thursday, 9th June, 2011 (GMT)
Thursday, 16th June, 2011 –
Wednesday, 22nd June, 2011
Thursday, 23rd June, 2011 –
Wednesday, 29th June, 2011
- Minimal post-processing. This challenge is an exercise in straight photography.
- Please follow dpreview's guidelines for images.
- Quality portraits are typically taken with mild telephoto lenses, but environmental portraits typically need wider-angle lenses to get the whole view. Be sure not to have odd perspective distortion of your subject.
- The environment ought to tell us something about your subject, but it should not distract or overwhelm the person.
- The environment ought to add interest to your photo.
- A benefit is that your subject is likely to be more at ease than at a studio. Use this relaxation to good effect. Your subject should not be working in the photo.
- Portraits are often taken with shallow depth of field, but in this challenge the background should have enough significance to be in focus along with the subject.
- Older persons seem to be the best subjects for this kind of photography, since their surroundings will likely incorporate much of their personality.
- Like most portraits, be sure to get a good view of your subject's eyes.
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