Portrait Research

for my portraits, i wanted to have a warm feeling that one could relate to in every category. for the environmental portrait, i plan on taking a picture of a person in a tree. being in nature, especially in a tree, is one of those activities that is dually environmental. in my self portrait, i will hold a succulent wreath and have a project of mine in the background. as much as i enjoy graphic design and making art, taking time to stop and smell the succulents ( or rather just enjoy them) is always important. for the traditional portrait, i will have my mom sitting down with her various plants/orchids. in the living room, we have a few glamour shots of her when she was 20, i want to remake a modern version of this. talking about modern versions, for the creative shot, i’m going to do a working class “american gothic”. a young worker will hold their work shoes and be dressed somewhat like the man in the work, with a dog in a dress to serve as the wife/best friend.

exercise g, printing

I went to Walgreens, Rite Aid, Target, Claremont Photo, and CVS. Of all of the prints, the best quality was at Claremont Photo. The best match, though, would have to be at Walgreens. I plan on printing at Claremont Photo for my future projects. The changes I will make to match the screen is better editing and more attentiveness to metering when shooting.