Environmental Portraits

Todd Gray
Todd Gray

Your Camera

Better cameras are better, but any camera, phones included, will let you think about the space of Environmental Portraits, and will let you generate an image that might be useful in the future.

Dina Sherman
Dina Sherman

Express Yourself

While “headshots” show that you’re human and can smile, environmental portraits show how deeply engaged you are with mechanical engineering, your band, health care, skateboarding, business marketing, communications, etc

Matthew Rodela
Matthew Rodela

Your Environmental Portrait

Enlist all the help you need, or meetup with a classmate and help each other to take an Environmental Portrait that reflects something important about you, how you live, or what you care about.

Melissa Maxfield, studio
Melissa Maxfield (in her studio)

Melissa Maxfield, gallery
Melissa Maxfield (at her art gallery exhibition)

Samples

In addition to the few pix on this page, you can do a Google Image Search for “Environmental Portrait.” You’ll find lots of great images. Sometimes the subject looks at the camera. Sometimes they look at their work. Sometimes they’re in their studio, lab, or office. Sometimes they’re in the field. For your environmental portrait, try to find a setting that expresses your passion, whether that’s about your career, or another aspect of your life.

Alex Vasquez
Alex Vasquez

Your Essay

In addition to your photo(s), describe:

  1. What you were going for
  2. How successful you think you were or were not
  3. What you might do different next time

Carrie Lincourt
Carrie Lincourt

Beth Syverson
Beth Syverson