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PORTRAIT ASSIGNMENT

THE ASSIGNMENT
•In this assignment, we are trying to create interesting portraits using subjects and backgrounds you have in your "bubble." The more creative the better!


WHAT EXACTLY IS A PORTRAIT? 
•A portrait is an image that principally describes the subject through expression, gesture, clothing and background.
•You pick the subject's clothing, the background, light, pose & any "props" you want. 
•Once you've decided on those things, the subject is photographed in a “set up,” “staged” or “posed” situation.

Watch: "What Kind of Portraits Do You Want To Take?"
Watch: How to Shoot Great Portrait Photography With Your iPhone
Read: Ten Ways to Take Stunning Portraits -reading assignment
Shoot:
Shoot a minimum of 20 exposures to create 2 amazing portraits of your subject using beautiful light and composition.
•Photograph your subject in a minimum of two locations!
•Both portraits & all 20 images on your proofsheet, need to be of the same person.
Please shoot "new" images for this assignment -you cannot use old photos that you've shot for another assignment, on vacation etc...
•Your subject should be posing for the camera -do not photograph your subject "pretending" to do ANY action.

TIPS FOR YOUR SHOOT
•CREATIVITY
-Be creative and experiment! Inspire us with your image making! Go beyond merely fulfilling the technical requirements.

•LIGHT
-Photograph your subject in beautiful light -if you have the option, photograph your subject late in the afternoon or early in the morning.

•COMPOSITION
-If possible, use the rule of thirds by keeping the head of the subject away from the direct center. Also, try some unusual angles or perspectives -have some fun with this...

•FOCUS
-Be careful when you focus. Focus directly on the subject's eyes, changing your focus as often as you need, especially if you move or if your subject moves. You might need to focus and recompose depending on you camera. Check the focus every time you take a picture.

•BACKGROUND
-Place your subject in an area with a consistent background. Look out for poles, trees, or other distracting, objects coming out of their head or lurking in the background of the photo...

•THE SUBJECT "GAZE"
-Often the best portraits are when the subject is looking away from the camera. Try different expressions and positions and have the subject look into the camera -and also look away. Also, watch for those natural in-between "moments" when they are not paying attention.

WHAT TO SUBMIT
•Shoot a minimum of 20 images to create two amazing portraits.
•Photograph your subject in a minimum of two locations!
•Edit your photos to adjust the image tonality and crop for the best possible compositions.
•Submit your two best images and a minimum 20 image proofsheet in the Google Classroom, "Portraits" assignment folder.

PORTRAITS