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How to shoot portraits that tell a story about your subject

From Digital Camera World

Reading through this tutorial on environmental portraiture I wonder if the author had attended our Portrait Photography Course as all of what is said sounds like it came from my mouth, maybe they just agree with me. We are aiming to run our next Portrait Photography Course in November, get in touch for the dates

Discover how to shoot and enhance a portrait that ‘tells the story’ of your subject at work or at play.

How to shoot portraits that tell a story about your subject

Environmental portraits are photos of people in their everyday surroundings, whether at work, home, or play.

The idea is to include things that tell us something about the person, and the background becomes their ‘backstory’, so we need to show details and objects that help to explain who they are and what they do.

Of course, it helps if you’ve got an interesting subject and environment to shoot, and we went to the Bath Aqua Glass glassmaking workshop to photograph talented glassblower Will as he produced one of his beautiful and delicate creations.

We began the shoot by taking some candid shots while observing the glassblowing process.

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