Photograph of a reenlistment ceremony
The environmental portrait can be the cornerstone of personality portrait
assignment. It is a storytelling photo that brings some of the individuals
work, hobby, or duties forward. It is more than a portrait. It tells about
the individual rather than identify him or her. Figure 2-8 represents this
type of photo.
a. You should watch that backgrounds are not cluttered with distracting
elements. Do not pose your subjects close to the background. You can throw
the background out of focus by using a wide aperture which will give you a
b. The professional photographer plans ahead.
Before the ceremony
begins brief the participants, check the background, have all props in
place, select the best lens for the job, check your equipment, and pre-focus