Final Series Proposal


(Sorry in advance for the sloppy writing in the sketches).



Tentative Series Name: 

Characters of Nature

State Idea:

Within this series I want to focus on a person’s qualities though nature and color.

How will you execute idea?

I plan to take environmental portraits of these people while using natural lighting. The series will consist of both shallow and long depth of fields depending on each pictures composition.

Why is this topic important to you? What do you want other people to understand? What do you hope this series will accomplish?

This series is important to me because I have a new found love for environmental photography and portrait photography. I hope to combine these two categories in a way that helps me better understand them, and to improve upon them. I want people to see the many personalities that can show through with the use of different environments, lighting, clothing, expression, and color. What I hope to accomplish with this series is that people will understand how much variety there is within each personality. Nothing is black and white, like the use of color I will try to show (as well as everything else).

Any special conditions, equipment, or techniques needed?

I will use a tripod to level each photo perfectly for each composition. I might try to use a reflector depending on the lighting.

Output Method and Size:

I will be making the final 10 images into 8×10 or 12×18 prints. I want them to be large enough so that every detail is shown well.

Portrait Research

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In my self portrait I want to take a photo of myself laying down on a backdrop. The backdrop will have a pastel pink color to it (maybe with a design) and I’ll be wearing darker makeup/ clothes. This will represent the contrasting traits of what people see me as. At first glance most people think I’m borderline goth and even intimidating. But personality wise I’m very friendly and love cute stuff. For my on location/ environmental portrait I want to go to any location (undecided) featuring someone in their element cooking some kind of dish. With my formal/ simple portrait I wanted to photograph someone in front of a dark blue back drop while they’re on their knees (seemingly crying). I wanted to show a personified expression of sadness, or if I change the idea a bit I might make the back drop a light grey (almost white) and have the person seemingly panic or squeezing their chest (heart area) to represent anxiety. And finally, in my creative portrait I wanted to have two models be at a bench in a park. One of the models will be seemingly grieving, or simply looking sad about something (sitting down on the bench) while the other person is standing and reaching out towards them. The person standing will have a blurry face (I hope to do this by making the person rapidly move their face while I have a small shutter speed).  This piece will show what it’s like losing someone who was close to you, whether it be a family member, friend, or loved one. The specter is reaching out towards the person grieving to show that their memory still hangs on.