4. Environmental portrait, carefully consider your choice of subject and location in order to make an image that illuminates your subject. Explore and use subtle variations of viewpoint and focal length as well as manipulating the available light using flags and or reflectors to create your portrait.
i used my grandmother as my environmental portrait looking out the door in the house drinking her cup of tea, i positioned a reflector below her chest in order to bounce some light back into her face to show the hollowness of her eyes and keep all detail in her face. i used the cup to also catch some light, the light is reflecting onto the shiny surface bouncing some light back into her lips. The white door behind her is also used to reflect even more light around her head so you can see the almost ‘candyflosss’ look to her hair.
i think this image is successful because it shows her nosey personality through due to casually looking over the hedge to the neighbours. i like the fact i managed to create an even spill of light in order to highlight each wrinkle and detail within her face.