Environmental Portraiture with Rachel


Step one – pick an environment that suits your subjects. Make sure everyone is involved. Some subjects are shyer than others and must be coaxed out of hiding.

_mg_2768Step two – arrange subjects in a pleasing manner. It’s rarely wrong to arrange by height.

_mg_2769Step three – before taking the picture, look things over. Move subjects as needed. Don’t be afraid of being assertive. The success of the photo depends on you.


Step four – make sure you can see everyone’s faces. Having subjects touch gives a relaxed feel to the image.

Step five – be sure and clean up the area before leaving. Leaving it in bad shape reflects poorly on your professionalism.


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