Environmental Portraits. What do ya think?

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  1. Sam6644

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    Number 4 and 5 are the ones that draw my attention.
    The lighting and the expression in 4 are really nice.
     
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    Too bad that hideous shirt totally ruins shot 5..... GO WOLVERINES!!! ;):thumbup:
     
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    #4 takes the cake!
     
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    for environmental portraits, there's not alot of environment in them. Except for 3, we have no idea what context the subjects are in aside from "not in a studio".


    typically 'environmental portraits' are shot with a wide angle lens so there's context to the environment:

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  6. Don't know about wide-angle, but visual context certainly matters in an environmental portrait.

    I like number 4, the rest aren't hitting the mark. The first two are exposed in a way that makes the child look googly-eyed. Number three is too busy around the head yet still feels a little too tightly cropped, and number 5 is a good picture of a handsome guy, but it doesn't really count as a portrait.
     

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