September Challenge, week 4 (environmental portraits)

I can’t believe I missed the announcement of week 4, for the September Challenge. Many have been good enough to keep on working, but I forgot to remind you all. Please, please forgive me.

Environmental portraiture is quite possibly the most exciting portrait work. This is the kind of work you find in a lot of advertising. You’ll also see this in those popular, “day in the life” books. Even a standard posed shot on vacation could be considered an environmental portrait.

One of my favorite enviro-portrait shooters is Thomas Hawk. His stuff is pretty cool. Darren Rowse wrote a great post at The Digital Photography School you should read. The Washington Post even covered the topic back in 2006. And Flickr has a group dedicated to them as well.

DSC_3704Look at the artOh yeah, an empty pool is next